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
m38mike: Oilly, I agree. I wish someone would put a ride together. Until then I may have to Jeep alone. Cuppa Joe please.
Jun 14, 2019 5:08:08 GMT -5
m38mike: Next time we get together I have a funny story about missing nuts and blowing exhaust.
Jun 14, 2019 5:12:43 GMT -5
schimms15: Man work is killing my willys projects, I hope to get back to my stuff soon. I don't know when this will slow down but when it does I will have plenty of Jeep time.
Jun 14, 2019 17:22:18 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Funny...We keep telling ourselves the same thing...Good night.
Jun 14, 2019 18:35:03 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Work, Wind, Rain, Snow----------all 4 letter words. Last home Coffee. Then it's-------BW's camp Coffee!!!!
Jun 15, 2019 6:04:45 GMT -5
64cj5: Rain totaled .4 yesterday evening in 1/2 hr. Fly in breakfast at Mondell Field this morning. Lots of coffee and a good ranch breakfast.
Jun 15, 2019 9:32:31 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Y'all be safe out there. Just remember...Man+Sleeping bag = Bear Burrito. Sleep well.
Jun 15, 2019 18:17:04 GMT -5
leemn: No bears in the Black Hills Boss!, the Big Horns, that’s bear country, Grizz country to be more specific 😮 But man + sleeping bag = Mountain Lion furrball in the Black Hills 😂😂😂
Jun 15, 2019 21:12:02 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Coffee's ready for all us home-bound folk.
Jun 16, 2019 3:49:42 GMT -5
leemn: I’ll have a cup for the road!, many thanks 👍🏽
Jun 16, 2019 5:11:33 GMT -5
gmcjr: It’s going to be a quiet week!
Jun 16, 2019 14:56:14 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Night boys.
Jun 16, 2019 17:54:38 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Good morning! C'mon in.
Jun 17, 2019 4:25:40 GMT -5
binthere: coffee's good but looks like everybody left the house!
Jun 17, 2019 9:50:11 GMT -5
gmcjr: Yeah..... we’s all by ourselves! Scout might be able to get a little work done!
Jun 17, 2019 11:03:22 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: I better be able to get a lot of work done. I'm under eleven carbs and a fuel pump.
Jun 17, 2019 13:35:12 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Night fellas.
Jun 17, 2019 18:58:58 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Good morning. Coffee's ready.
Jun 18, 2019 4:26:34 GMT -5