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Fuel fitting sealant

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wwalkersd

01-22-2009 15:05:52
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What sealant, if any, do you guys use on fuel line fittings? Is Teflon tape OK?

Here's the background: Yesterday, the 2N finally ran out of gas. Turned the valve to reserve, and it was no help (I've since searched here and learned that it's common for the reserve inlet to be clogged). I pulled the carb elbow fitting to check the screen there, and surprise! No screen! So I have to get part 9N9553 and install it, which is where the sealant comes in.

I also checked the sediment bowl screen, which was clean. After reassembly, I confirmed it was the reserve inlet in the tank by turning the gas valve back to "Main" on position. With the tractor stationary, it filled the sediment bowl about 2/3 full. Turned it full out, and no additional fuel ran into the sediment bowl.

The good news is that this tractor is only used for dragging a horse arena, and we were able to get enough fuel to get it out of the arena running on choke. Turns out the owner didn't have any gas on hand to refill it with. I'm gonna have to get after her on that!

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gahorN

01-23-2009 04:01:10
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 Re: Fuel fitting sealant in reply to wwalkersd, 01-22-2009 15:05:52  
Ordinary Permatex in a tube will seal gasoline fittings. I prefer No. 2 (non-hardening) but No. 1 (hardening) will also work. Do not use Teflon tape, as the shreds will get loose and end up blocking carb jets, etc. The "yellow" tape is for gas (methane or propane, etc.) not gasoline.

Hobo, try washing your mouth and mind instead, as those seem to be the durtiest parts.
This post was edited by gahorN at 04:04:24 01/23/09.

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Hobo,NC

01-22-2009 19:31:56
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 Re: Fuel fitting sealant in reply to Justin14054, 01-22-2009 15:05:52  
Fer i went and washed my arse i put some blue loctite on a leaker,,, put fuel in l after I came back (30 min ),,, no leak,,, yer call



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wwalkersd

01-22-2009 18:56:36
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 Re: Fuel fitting sealant in reply to garrettdticnet.com, 01-22-2009 15:05:52  
Crikey! If Hobo, Dunk and TOH can't agree on an answer, what hope is there for the likes of me? :D



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TheOldHokie

01-22-2009 18:30:12
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 Re: Fuel fitting sealant in reply to Scott1ky, 01-22-2009 15:05:52  

wwalkersd said: (quoted from post at 19:05:52 01/22/09) What sealant, if any, do you guys use on fuel line fittings? Is Teflon tape OK?



Gasoila softset - with or without Teflon. Both made specifically for this purpose and the choice of professionals.

TOH

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Dunk

01-22-2009 16:26:47
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 Re: Fuel fitting sealant in reply to wwalkersd, 01-22-2009 15:05:52  
Brass into cast iron really shouldn't need it.



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Hobo,NC

01-22-2009 16:14:19
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 Re: Fuel fitting sealant in reply to Mike Groom, 01-22-2009 15:05:52  

wwalkersd said: (quoted from post at 00:05:52 01/23/09) What sealant, if any, do you guys use on fuel line fittings? Is Teflon tape OK?

Here's the background: Yesterday, the 2N finally ran out of gas. Turned the valve to reserve, and it was no help (I've since searched here and learned that it's common for the reserve inlet to be clogged). I pulled the carb elbow fitting to check the screen there, and surprise! No screen! So I have to get part 9N9553 and install it, which is where the sealant comes in.

I also checked the sediment bowl screen, which was clean. After reassembly, I confirmed it was the reserve inlet in the tank by turning the gas valve back to "Main" on position. With the tractor stationary, it filled the sediment bowl about 2/3 full. Turned it full out, and no additional fuel ran into the sediment bowl.

The good news is that this tractor is only used for dragging a horse arena, and we were able to get enough fuel to get it out of the arena running on choke. Turns out the owner didn't have any gas on hand to refill it with. I'm gonna have to get after her on that!


Good blue loctite are Loctite Gasket eliminator 515 sealant,,, good chit to have around,,, gas will not fudge with it,,, 4 git the tape its not for gasoline even if it did work it has issues of its own you don't need

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jon

01-22-2009 15:24:23
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 Re: Fuel fitting sealant in reply to wwalkersd, 01-22-2009 15:05:52  

wwalkersd said: What sealant, if any, do you guys use on fuel line fittings? Is Teflon tape OK?


I use Teflon on the shut-off assembly but don't know if it's all that necessary or not. I actually have some yellow tape made for gas lines but I don't think it means the same kinda gas we use. Still it's a little heavier feeling than the white stuff.

Just don't use too much where it can get inside & stop something up.

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