Questions and Answers – 182 Rudder Pedal Inspection, Updated AD for Secondary Seat Stops

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March 2012

Q: Hi Steve,

I fly a 1965 C-182. I was ready to upgrade from my 172 when I came across this 182. I bought it a couple of years ago (for a good price, I might add) and have been slowing getting it into tip-top condition.

My mechanic has encouraged me to take on some of the tasks, and I have replaced the fuel filler caps with the Monarch Premium (raised) Caps from Hartwig. I’ve also taken out the old interior and installed a new interior from Airtex, and I’ve learned to change the oil and filter.

One of the guys here at the airport said I need to look real hard at “everything down by the rudder pedals.” I think he knows what he’s talking about. Can you tell me what to look for?

—Joe Fix-Up

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