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Offline RoyC

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Thread sealant
« on: 19.03. 2018 13:49 »
Is there a thread sealant that will work with oil on the thread or one that will put a coating on the plug thread that goes hard before you insert the plug into the sump ?
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Re: Thread sealant
« Reply #1 on: 19.03. 2018 14:13 »
What about a copper washer?

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Re: Thread sealant
« Reply #2 on: 19.03. 2018 15:56 »
PTFE tape is always worth a try
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Re: Thread sealant
« Reply #3 on: 19.03. 2018 17:23 »
Fernox LS1, made by Fernox for pipe fitting threads. It will come undone at a later date.

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Re: Thread sealant
« Reply #4 on: 19.03. 2018 18:30 »
G'day Roy.
I use Loctite 567, 569 is also good. Just wipe the thread and apply to the male thread. Will work even with oil residue in the f/m thread. Secures the thread to a little less than blue loctite and is oil and fuel tight.
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Re: Thread sealant
« Reply #5 on: 19.03. 2018 19:29 »
Using Blue Loctite 242 here.

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Re: Thread sealant
« Reply #6 on: 19.03. 2018 19:51 »
Using Virgin PTFE tape here

It's thicker than the usual stuff

Been working great on petcocks and sump drain plug

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Re: Thread sealant
« Reply #7 on: 20.03. 2018 03:04 »
Using Virgin PTFE tape here

It's thicker than the usual stuff

Been working great on petcocks and sump drain plug

     In the U S of A   the yellow PTFE is rated for fuel, will not dissolve on the petcocks.

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