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adam smith replied to the topic 'Nose strut on 1957, 182A' in the forum. 2 hours 43 minutes ago

Mine did something similar when i first bought it. It was shown in the logbooks to have been serviced recently. Ends up they cheaped out on the hydraulic fluid and used more air. Simple to fix according to steve's instructions.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Nose strut on 1957, 182A' in the forum. 5 days ago

I believe that what you experienced means that the nose strut is low on fluid and it's time to service the nose strut. That means let out the air charge (after suspending the airplane so the nose gear is off the ground-usually done by using an engine hoist to lift off the lifting ring on the top of the engine) , then adding a fresh supply of hydraulic fluid and recharging the air to get the correct extension.
If you haven't had the strut fully serviced in a while it's a good time to remove the strut and the old o-ring seals; then install new seals and re-install the strut.
You should also get your mechanic to look at the torque links to see if the strut extension stop is worn. If it's worn, or the links are badly worn that will let the strut extend too far.
Let me know what you find,
Steve

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Lyle Mann created a new topic ' Nose strut on 1957, 182A' in the forum. 6 days ago

Today when I parked after landing, the nose strut was fully extended, when I put the tow bar on and just went to move the plane it went down into the normal position. Can anyone tell me what this means and is it serious.

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ROD KLEISS replied to the topic '172XP performance' in the forum. 1 week ago

Well that sounds like a dandy first long trip for me and my plane Steve. I am going to plan on doing that probably this fall, and I may even try to write a story about it. Ever since I've started flying, I have been doing a lot of things I never did before. Why not try and write a story?

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