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Old 02-26-2010, 05:37 PM   #21
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Use Teflon Paste and make sure the fittings are nice and snug. This are NPT fittings.. They won't leak as long as the surfaces are clean, you use Teflon paste.

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Old 02-26-2010, 05:59 PM   #22
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I'm going to run by homo depot after work and pick up this Teflon paste.
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Try an autoparts store. I don't think the home depot will have the automotive stuffs.
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What size and threadpitch are those fittings? I'm going to replace the one that's leaking on the fuel feed.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:13 PM   #25
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3/8npt for the 2 feed ends.
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I've personally had good luck with JB weld and bad luck with teflon anything.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:46 PM   #27
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This is the first one I believe. I've tried super black RTV, Jeg's fuel fitting sealant, white teflon tape, and yellow teflon tape.
Mine stopped leaking with great white pipe joint compound. That stuff holds up to 10,000psi.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:10 PM   #28
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Just like Patsmx5 or whatever his name was said, JB-weld and joint compound are completely different from Teflon products. Their purpose is to lubricate the threads so you can mash them together more; the sealing is done completely by the threads. So if Teflon goo (which is better than tape because any excess oozes out as you thread it in, you can use too much Teflon tape) isn't working, you most likely have damaged threads. So you're doing the right thing by buying a new fitting. If it continues to leak however, you can clean up those threads by getting a tap and tapping it further, as long as the fitting (which will now thread in further) doesn't interfere with anything, or doesn't bottom out.
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Screw the teflon. Use the permatex thread sealer linked to above.
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Try tightening the fittings with a wrench, not your girly fingers.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:23 PM   #31
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Try tightening the fittings with a wrench, not your girly fingers.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:56 PM   #32
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I had issues with my FPR, I used some permatex that was made for fuel, but it ate right through it. Now i cant remember what I ended up using, maybe teflon tape.
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