Improved! Extended Life and Better Fire Protection
McFarlane has improved the design of both the boot and the retaining flange. The Cessna boot is prone to ripping and tears caused by fatigue and premature infrared heat related material break down. We utilized a three ply material design incorporating both Kevlar and fiberglass, and a supple high temperature rubber coating. Kevlar and fiberglass work together to prevent wear, fatigue, and heat failures while providing extended fire protection at 2,000 degrees F. We also upgraded the original aluminum flange to a stainless steel firewall material. The flange is included with the boot.
Don't Forget the Clamp!
Cessna failed to list the clamp in the parts catalog, therefore people tend to use a nylon cable tie which will easily melt away with an engine fire. Always use metal clamp P/N MCS2357-2S to attach the boot to the steering link.
Boot P/N MC0713666-1
Hose Clamp P/N MCS2357-2S
Nose wheel steering rods and boots also available for other Cessna models!
To find the correct parts for your aircraft, go to Steering Rods, Boots, & Doublers.