I just flew into San Bernadino, and soon before landing my RV4s oil temp wire has broken.
The trouble is I am parked at the FBO and while I didnít ask I assume they are not OK with me doing a quick repair on their ramp.
Does anyone know of a spot I could taxi to and fix it? I have enough tools to get the cowling off and remove the bolt from the gaugeís terminal, and just need to pick up a new ring terminal and wire crimper/stripper.
I can do a quick fix through the dipstick access panel (strip the wire and wrap it under the bolt) in probably 30 seconds or so which would make it legal to fly, then I could relocate for a better fix whether that's at Chino, Whiteman or otherwise.
The wire is quite thin (22ga?), and gets put under stress during an oil change since it gets moved around when the housing comes off. I'd like to ultimately use a thicker wire on a removable terminal which I hope would be much more resilient and make oil changes slightly easier.