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PostSubject: sealing up fuel petcock thread british type   Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:22 am

what's the best way to seal up a fuel petcock thread (where it screws into the tank) ? is loctite fuel resistant?
when i put the enfield back together, i put on a new fuel petcock, they use a generic British type same as old bsa, triumph, and it was supplied with a fibre washer. it is leaking a little.
fibre washer? what was they thinkin? is all old British stuff expected to leak ?
anyway, suggestions on a thread sealer & what type of washer to use (copper?) would be good...please...thanks
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PostSubject: Re: sealing up fuel petcock thread british type   Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:32 am

I always use PTFE tape.

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PostSubject: Re: sealing up fuel petcock thread british type   Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:39 pm

is that standard teflon thread tape? if so, does it hold up ok with petrol?
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PostSubject: Re: sealing up fuel petcock thread british type   Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:32 pm

I got a thicker fibre washer(sump plug type) & some gasoline resistant gasket sealant, and tweaked it up tight with that. I decided to still use a fibre washer (albeit thicker) since maybe the British monkeys knew something when they made these things. Jon let me kno what kinda tape u r talkin bout? wot was those letters again? PK? (chewing gum) PPP? (poo pudding plan) ...might work?
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PostSubject: Re: sealing up fuel petcock thread british type   Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:40 pm

standard white plumbers tape from Mitre 10. I've always used it on petrol taps with no problems.

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PostSubject: Re: sealing up fuel petcock thread british type   Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:26 pm

Irishjon wrote:
standard white plumbers tape from Mitre 10. I've always used it on petrol taps with no problems.
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