Any opinion on thread sealant for gasoline fittings. I have used blue locktitie,242,without to much problem. I rebuild carburetors for air cooled engines every day and most manufactures use a sealant that looks like varnish? Obviously, not what it is, but I still dont know what it is. I use an ultrasonic cleaner and special water base soap and this removes the oem sealant and all old fuel deposits. Loctite is a little hard on removal of brass fittings but works.
Brass fittings require no sealant when new. Steel, yes. It should get a light application of plumbers putty sealant or, next best is teflon tape. Properly made double flare fittings require no sealant.
OK, Oops, Im sorry I posted this thread on the wrong forum. Trouble is that virtually all of the threaded fuel parts we deal with on these jeeps are used. Maybe with the exception of new fuel line fittings as they indeed are flared fittings. The brass elbows on the carb body and fuel pump body is where my inquiry was directed to. Even using new brass elbows, installed in previous used bodies capillary leaks occur. This ethanol fuel sucks! Seems to attack everything it contacts after some expose time. I see a product, Aviation gasket sealant #3, is supposed to be resistant to this fuel contact. Anyone try it? Guess Ill give it a go and see how it holds up. I'll let you know. Thanks
Scoutpilot: Glad none were blown away. Now to keep Y'all from floating away! I've been through that area after a major spring flood. Sleep tight, dry and warm Y'all.
Mar 16, 2019 18:49:49 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Just coffee this morning, unless somebody brings something. Good morning fellas.
Mar 17, 2019 4:32:17 GMT -5
m38mike: Mornin' Boss. Spent time draining the driveway yesterday. Gonna rename the place from Thirsty Dirt Ranch to Soggy Dirt Ranch if this melt off keeps going. 50's and sunny for the next couple of days.
Mar 17, 2019 6:00:22 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Shack , 50's this coming week. Get ready for the runoff!
Mar 17, 2019 16:23:49 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Night boys.
Mar 17, 2019 18:28:12 GMT -5
cline48: John No not yet. The Mighty Mo need some relief. Maybe in two weeks you can let it warm up.
Mar 17, 2019 21:53:01 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Coffee's ready. Good morning.
Mar 18, 2019 4:27:48 GMT -5
leemn: Coffee is great!, diet week here!😮, no baked goods as we need to lessen the steering wheel rub! 😮😂😂😎
Mar 18, 2019 5:45:35 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Tired of this key hole to post with. POS.
Mar 18, 2019 6:08:00 GMT -5
grumpy: Oily, I feel your pain I’ve been without my iPad the last couple days just using iPhone it’s a pain. No coffee this morning
Mar 18, 2019 7:42:26 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Guess who's back in town with a full sized screen. I'm very happy with my new laptop.
Mar 18, 2019 17:50:18 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Yay! A down-in-the-mouth Oileaker is worse than a Grumpy Grumpy! Good night boys.
Mar 18, 2019 18:41:02 GMT -5
oilleaker1: I made coffee. Head/sinus got me up. Alergies , primer/bondo dust.
Mar 19, 2019 3:05:48 GMT -5
gmcjr: That ain’t worth a darn! Not the coffee, sinus infection!
Mar 19, 2019 3:50:00 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Pollen is floating around down here too. Mizzuble crap. Thanks for the coffee. I'll put on a fresh pot.
Mar 19, 2019 4:42:27 GMT -5
oilleaker1: If you have sinus problems, Neil Med is my answer. Exhale while squirting it up your nose, don't sniff it in.
Mar 19, 2019 5:05:23 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: The shop is closed today. Gotta go see my Cardiologist. I'll let Y'all know.
Mar 19, 2019 5:47:46 GMT -5
m38mike: Your Cardiologist? You learning some new poker games? I'll take a cup if Oilly didn't Neil Med the water first.
Mar 19, 2019 7:32:55 GMT -5
grumpy: Good luck with your cardiologist Scout I got one of them. Never had one before Saturday, I even got a ride in a helicopter on Saturday, also found out bacon is not on a heart healthy diet.
Mar 19, 2019 8:47:22 GMT -5