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IanP

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Fitting new fuel taps
« on: 25 October, 2017, 19:15:24 »
Hi all need a little advice am about to fit new fuel taps to my tank as I am using 1/4 x1/4 taps and   3/8 to 1/4 adaptors and was wondering the best way to ensure a good seal. would PTFE tape be adequate  or is it unstable with petrol . thanks in anticipation Ian


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Re: Fitting new fuel taps
« Reply #1 on: 25 October, 2017, 20:13:48 »
Hi,
    It's excellent.

https://www.calpaclab.com/teflon-ptfe-compatibility/

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JulianS

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Re: Fitting new fuel taps
« Reply #2 on: 25 October, 2017, 20:51:11 »
I agree with Bess - it is excellent also easy to apply and easy to remove.

IanP

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Re: Fitting new fuel taps
« Reply #3 on: 25 October, 2017, 21:35:08 »
Bess and Julian thanks to both of you for your thoughts..... a trip to the plumbers merchants for fresh stocks before the weekend for me !!!!!

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« Reply #4 on: 25 October, 2017, 22:29:21 »
Dowty washers also useful.

IanP

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« Reply #5 on: 26 October, 2017, 19:52:54 »
thanks Julian for the advice on the washers

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Re: Fitting new fuel taps
« Reply #6 on: 28 October, 2017, 22:13:38 »
  I find using PTFE tape is ideal to put on on a tap thread in a taper,  so that you when tightening-up the tap , you can get the tap into the position you want and not where the washer dictates.   Griff
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IanP

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« Reply #7 on: 29 October, 2017, 08:23:41 »
thanks Griff you;ve confirmed my thoughts exactly .....you can guarantee that sods law will line the tap up 1/8th of a turn off straight !!!!!!