Fuel System

Discussion in 'Gas Engines' started by mikealston2428, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. mikealston2428
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    mikealston2428 Senior Member

    Hi all,
    I have a manual fuel pump and fuel regulator with brass screw in fittings.
    My question is can I use Teflon tape on the thread to stop fuel leakage or will this not work with petrol ?
    Cheers,
    Mike.
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Most manufactures don't want you to use Teflon tape (even the yellow stuff) on their fuel fittings. This said, if you use the yellow tape and keep the tape back at least two threads on the male fitting, you'll be okay, assuming you'll completely remove it, if the fitting is disassembled again. Loctite PST Pipe Sealant (567) is the usual recommendation for a thread sealant. Also Permatex High Performance Thread Sealant (56521) is recommended.
     
  3. mikealston2428
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    mikealston2428 Senior Member

    Great answer as always thanks mate
     
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