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Old 09-23-2004
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Use of Teflon Tape on fuel fittings

Silmaril, I truly appreciate your response and the research you have done. In looking for additional information I went to a local marine dealer/service department in our community and asked him what he recommened. The manager told me to use Locktite Blue. He regularily uses Locktite Blue on ALL fuel fittings he works on. He comments he has NEVER had a fuel fitting leak and that they are relatively easy to take apart as opposed to the RED Locktite which requires about 550 degrees to remove. I bought some Locktite Blue at our local hardware store and used it to put my fittings together. In doing so, I had to reposition two fittings and found they came apart with some effort but they did come apart. At this juncture I have not experienced any leakage. Many thanks again for your input. Regards, Peter
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