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Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline???

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farmallhal

11-20-2012 11:34:06
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What is the proper thread sealer to be used in the fuel system like on the fuel shut off/sediment bowl that screws into the bottom of the fuel tank? I believe that plumbers teflon tape (the white stretchy stuff) is fine for water and anti-freeze applications but I'm hesitant to use for fuel applications. What is generally used for fuel/gasoline applications on our tractors? Thanks much for your suggestions, Hal.

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Pete in Holland, MI

11-21-2012 12:33:03
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to farmallhal, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
I don't use teflon tape anywhere. Teflon tape is too slippery. Structural joints do not remain tight over time and can easily unscrew. A Teflon-based pipe dope is what I use for steam, water, fuels. Never an issue.

Getting a small piece of teflon tape down stream in a plumbing project can gum up carbs and valves.

Pete



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farmallhal

11-21-2012 06:05:40
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to farmallhal, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
Thanks for your awesome support with the many safe and useful suggestions. I'm an originality kind of guy in my restorations so I will choose one of the many available products that looks correct. Thanks again and I think we can put this one in the completed file, Hal.



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36F30

11-20-2012 19:51:43
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to Centex Farmall, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
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Gasoila, Here's a reference guide for the 8 or so types they carry

http://www.gasoila.com/support/sealantreferenceguide.html



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Centex Farmall

11-20-2012 18:24:49
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to farmallhal, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
I use the goopy pipe dope stuff and it works great. Permatex makes one for head bolts that is a finer ground and smoother.

I don't like teflon tape because I don't believe it fills the gaps as well, also little pieces can get loose and clog things.



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504

11-20-2012 17:42:14
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to farmallhal, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
Gasoil brand. the spelling may not be right but gasoil is made for gas fittings.



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GordoSD

11-20-2012 15:49:25
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to farmallhal, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
Most peole replacing that unit bore it a tad, insert a 7/8 inch long copper tube to keep from sucking the very bottom contaminated gas into the carb.



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Dean Olson

11-20-2012 16:32:08
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to GordoSD, 11-20-2012 15:49:25  

I don't like sediment bowls. Seem to be a PIA for me. I replace them with the pictured assembly.

I used blue teflon tape advertised as gas,oil,fuel tape.



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GordoSD

11-21-2012 19:11:50
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to Dean Olson, 11-20-2012 16:32:08  
I don't like rubber fuel lines in the event of a small fire. Ok for your lawn tractor.



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rustyfarmall

11-20-2012 14:06:42
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to old, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
I've always used the common white teflon tape. Never had a problem.



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Dean Olson

11-20-2012 13:18:41
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to farmallhal, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
Teflon tape is fine. The specific "fuel" teflon tape is yellow or blue depending on manufacturer and is a little thicker. It won't shred and takes less wraps. .



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gene bender

11-20-2012 12:59:54
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to farmallhal, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
I use the Teflon Paste has worked just fine. Be careful of the tape so as not to get any loose stuff in the line.



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gene bender

11-20-2012 12:57:26
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to farmallhal, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
I use the Teflon Paste has worked just fine. Be careful of the tape so as not to get any loose stuff in the line.



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Bouncer

11-20-2012 12:31:08
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to farmallhal, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
I have always just used Teflon tape. Like Bob M said though, make sure you wrap it the proper direction so it seals instead of shreds.



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bob hawbecker

11-20-2012 12:20:02
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to farmallhal, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
i use Permatex high temp thread sealant on motorcycles for gas valve never had any trouble
that is in the harley manual



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Bob M

11-20-2012 12:19:00
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 Re: Thread Sealer Compatible With Gasoline??? in reply to farmallhal, 11-20-2012 11:34:06  
Hal - Permatex #2 (black) and teflon pipe dope both work fine with gasoline.

Teflon tape is OK with gas too. The problem is if not properly applied it can shred. Then bits of teflon get into the carburetor and cause problems.



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