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Fuel return line fitting

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Postby warmrain » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:07 pm

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Re: Feul Tank

Postby warmrain » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:09 pm

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Postby mike » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:07 pm

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Postby ricardo » Mon May 07, 2007 6:08 pm

About the origin of this thread.

I finally had the time to look closely at my fuel return line fitting. After unplugging the line I started unscrewing the fitting, since I didn't feel any resistance from a possible nut from underneath, I went all the way up wishing for the best. Well, nut or not, I couldn't tell. I concluded that it was simply tapped to the ss lid and all I had to do was to clean it up, add some teflon tape and screw it back tightly (thanks Mike).

Doesn't seem to be leaking anymore, I'm not sure if it'll last (teflon vs diesel?) but I can always go back and try something different next time.

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Postby mike » Tue May 08, 2007 4:59 pm

You shouldn't have any problems with the teflon tape & the diesel, I've used it for years without any problems that I'm aware of.

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Postby ricardo » Tue May 08, 2007 6:01 pm

Mike, thanks for reassuring me about Teflon and diesel. I took the ''idea'' from you but I wasn't sure how long you've been testing it. And of course, I've read many times that Teflon is used with fuel lines as long as there is no heat involved. Thanks again for watching over me (from so far away)!

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