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Instructions say "Dont use TEFLON tape on npt fittings"



What do I use? It didnt make suggestions and it didnt come with anything
 

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"Dont use TEFLON tape on npt fittings"


Correct!



This is a Teflon base thread sealent. A tube of it comes with the Racor's that I have recommended in the past and where to buy them.



You will find it at the auto parts store.







 

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10-4....I just happened to open that pack the other day and install a few fittings. :)
 

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Well I got my fuel lines all reconfigured and filter installed.



Squeezed the prime bulb a few times, turned the key, and my rebuilt engine roared to life. I was shocked how quick it started and feel great knowing that I won't be getting water in my newly rebuilt motor. Thanks again.
 

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Looks like I saw this post a little too late to help out but I used that same thread sealant on my racor a few months back- Hope she runs like a caddy for you!
 

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We use teflon tape, you just don't allow it to touch the first 2 threads of the fitting.
 

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We use teflon tape, you just don't allow it to touch the first 2 threads of the fitting.


That is why they tell people not to use Teflon tape.



They will not be as careful as you are about their wraps. :)



I have plenty of Teflon tape here, but I choose to use what they call for.



Nothing like a shrad of Teflon tape to enter a Fuel Injection system or Carb and screw up your day.
 

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This was the first time Ive cranked it since I blew up the old motor and had it replaced with a rebuilt motor. I wasn't going to take any chances with doing it half assed, thus the new water separating filter and the thread sealant. Why cheap out with $1 teflon tape when $4 sealant is the right thing to use?



Anyway, I was used to my old motor being difficult to start till it warmed up. And I figured the engine would need to turn over a few times, since I did a total rearranging of where the filter was located and the gas lines had been emptied. So when I primed with the squeeze bulb and it cranked first time, after having lines purged and sitting a couple weeks, I was practically in shock. LOL.
 
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