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Old 02-04-2007, 02:06 PM
rviglierchio rviglierchio is offline
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Question Teflon Tape

Is this thread tape used anywhere around the engine? I am troubleshooting oil temp issues and have pulled some hose fittings. When cleaning the threads I noticed some sort of goo on them and also squeezed out of the ones not removed. I thought about teflon and then realized it may not hold up to the heat? What do you use, if anything?
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:35 PM
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If you're talking about the standard white PTFE tape for pipe threads, it is a chemically inert, no hardening, non-contaminating permanent seal capable of withstanding temperatures from - 375 F to 500 F.
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Old 02-04-2007, 05:05 PM
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Is this thread tape used anywhere around the engine?
Generally, teflon tape, while serviceable, is not recommended for engine/oil lines. If a bit of tape is wrapped over the ends of the threads during installation, it can break off and get stuck somewhere important inside the engine.

The "goop" you saw is a teflon filled pipe dope (I get mine from ACS, but there are probably many other places to get it - a small tube has lasted me 6 years, so the cost is immaterial). It works great, can't clog up the lines, and is sticky and gets all over your fingers :-).
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:16 PM
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What do you use, if anything?
We use Bakerseal (available from ACS). Comes in an 8 oz plastic jar that you will never, EVER be able to empty. Ever!

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Old 02-04-2007, 11:37 PM
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Thank you Marc and --D--, I've got the goop ordered up.
Now to find the problems with the ignition miss and low oil temp.....
Thanks again,
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