Part# 05-01868
MFR Model# CAV-180


SAF-AIR push type fuel drain valves are close tolerance valves of simple design. These valves provide the most trouble free operation of any other line of valves in the industry. SAF-AIR valves are manufactured with an o-ring placed on the stem to seal against a flat seat on the body. This design eliminates an area where dirt can gather, thus putting an end to the main cause of fuel drain valve drip. FAA & PMA APPROVED.

Note: Aircraft applications are for general reference only. Verify correct valve for your aircraft before ordering.

MODEL CAV-180 3/8-24 NF-3 For Cessna 180, 182, 185, 190, 195, 205, 210, 310, 310A, 310B, 310C and 336.


  • Eight models in two styles with or without 1/4" hose adapter
  • All Valves can be rebuilt
  • Standard fuel resistant o-rings
  • Simple operation - just push to sample fuel


  • MATERIAL: 360 Brass
  • FINISH: Natural
  • TEMPERATURE: -60 to +260F (-51 to +127C)
  • O-RINGS: All valves M83248/1 Size -006 CAV-170 Size -012, CAV-180 Size -011
  • PRESSURE: 60 PSI max
  • MODEL CAV-180 3/8-24 NF-3 For Cessna 180, 182, 185, 190, 195, 205, 210, 310, 310A, 310B, 310C and 336.
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good product

Ronald J
March 6, 2020

Well built product at 1/4 the price of OEM. Valve is economicly re-buildable which is a plus. Great factory support.

Steven B
December 5, 2019

Exact replacement of existing - labels included for logbook entry - only comment is that that should put the suggestion for the thread sealant in the online ad and not just on the parts bag - it would have been better to know what else I needed when I ordered these - otherwise very good - no leaks no drips

May 23, 2019

Good hardware, standard go to for many aircraft. Spruce delivers.

John H
January 28, 2018

well made

Douglas R
January 27, 2018

Just purchased but havenât installed yet. Still trying to figure out why some valves come with an O-ring and others to not. The valves in there now do not and have a washer onto witch they are fairly well tightened. Need to figure out if I can tighten this down as much with the O-ring.

Philip T
September 9, 2018


Q: I have stripped threads on my 1/4 pipe drain valve, and need to tap a larger drain valve in a fiberglass gas tank(Kitfox). What size are the threads?

The CAV-180 is 3/8-24 thread.

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