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Go to the store and ask them for some diesel fuel line pipe thread dope
or sealant. This is one possible compound
you could use. Here is another
. Generally, teflon tape isn't recommended for diesel fuel lines, especially if they are downstream of the fuel filter, since the teflon tape can shred and the bits can foul the fuel injectors.
BTW, RichH, I think he is talking about the lines going into a big Racor-type fuel/water separator filter. These are generally connected using fuel hose, not copper pipe, and as such, the threads are what seal the connection... since it is just a hose nipple that he is screwing into the side of the filter housing. Compression fittings and flared fittings are generally only used with copper pipe fuel lines, and last I checked, it wasn't generally common to find copper pipes in use on a sailboat diesel fuel system for most of the runs. Copper pipe is a poor material on a boat, as it tends to fatigue from the motion and vibration of a boat.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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