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    Thread seal for oil sensor?

    Which thread seal do I need to seal oil temp and pressure sensors? The are both tapered, 1/8 NPTF.

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    Which thread seal do I need to seal oil temp and pressure sensors? The are both tapered, 1/8 NPTF.
    Ive used ptfe with no bother before
    I believe you can get a Sort of liquid version too
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    Ptfe tape is fine. Just make sure you wind it on the right way, and make sure the thread starts before it reaches the tape. That way you won't risk getting any stray into the engine. Oh, and don't tell Nige, he hates the stuff
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    I always give some to an apprentice and a fitting, then watch them attempt to wind it on, but they always end up with it wound the wrong way onto the thread AND coming off the roll the wrong way

    I'd prefer liquid thread sealant myself on something like that. But I suppose tape will do

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    Which sealer do you use?

    I've had a quick look on Loctite website but there are loads

    Something like this?

    http://www.loctite.co.uk/loctite-408...=8802623520769

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garv View Post
    Which sealer do you use?

    I've had a quick look on Loctite website but there are loads

    Something like this?

    http://www.loctite.co.uk/loctite-408...=8802623520769
    Have a look here

    http://www.loctite.co.uk/uke/content...CAT_UK_WEB.pdf

    I'd say 542 but Nige uses a good few Loctite products @ work so may have a more up to date recommendation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garv View Post
    Which sealer do you use?

    I've had a quick look on Loctite website but there are loads

    Something like this?

    http://www.loctite.co.uk/loctite-408...=8802623520769
    That's a thread lock, not what you want.

    You need a thread sealer. Personally I find 577 excellent, I've had the bottle years.

    http://www.loctite.co.uk/loctite-408...d=880262725632

    But 542 is much cheaper and still suitable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
    I always give some to an apprentice and a fitting, then watch them attempt to wind it on, but they always end up with it wound the wrong way onto the thread AND coming off the roll the wrong way

    I'd prefer liquid thread sealant myself on something like that. But I suppose tape will do
    Blimey, sounds like a barrel of laughs at your place. "Ay look, he's wound t'tape on wrong." ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    Blimey, sounds like a barrel of laughs at your place. "Ay look, he's wound t'tape on wrong." ;-)
    Oh shush. You know exactly what I mean

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    I apologise. I was tetchy. I had a waterpump to do today that we knew would be a problem. Eight of the nine bolts sheared off, leaving me to drill them and helicoil with just slightly less than no room at all. Took bloody ages. Day off tomorrow. Yay!
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