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#1 minicooperr

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 04:42 PM

Having troubles fitting this gauge with leaks, I have got the t piece so I can keep an oil warning light also but what can I do to seal as I’ve use the fibre washer to the feed pipe to the gauge and this doesn’t seem to be leaking but in between the big t piece and the small adapter it is, any help to seal?

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 04:45 PM

Tighten it more as the adaptor is a taper thread. Some thread lock/sealer can help.



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 04:45 PM

ptfe tape on the threads but make sure you don't allow any to enter the oil feed.



#4 minicooperr

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 04:47 PM

Tighten it more as the adaptor is a taper thread. Some thread lock/sealer can help.


What thread locker would be suitable?

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 04:58 PM

i had same issue fitting mine, i used ptfe tape - both ends as had a leak at dash too (very messy) and did not over tighten but tight enough as brass screw thread gets damaged easily
i also used side exit of t-piece rather than straight ahead exit



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 05:01 PM

Is there any tips to getting out the crushed fibre washers as now I’ve taken it all apart it broke in half so want to replace it luckily I have a few but can’t get it out!!!

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 05:03 PM

use a pick



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 06:41 PM

Got it all apart now, I’m reluctant to use ptfe tape as I’ve seen conflicting information about it, I think a loctite would be more suitable something like 243?

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 07:57 PM

Got it all apart now, I’m reluctant to use ptfe tape as I’ve seen conflicting information about it, I think a loctite would be more suitable something like 243?

 

I gotta agree on the PTFE Tape. Yes, I just use 243. Most thread lockers will also seal, just don't use the Red ones.






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