Male fuel line fitting

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Old 09-07-11, 09:21 AM
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Male fuel line fitting

Have an older car with a carb and one of the fuel pump fittings on the gas line drips ever so little; it started after the pump was replaced. Do not want to over tighten the fitting, can teflon tape be used on the fitting brass fitting,,,,,,,,,,,,figure it might help fill a distored thread just enough to stop the drip.
 
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Old 09-07-11, 09:26 AM
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can you post a photo of the problem fitting?
I have been doing this for a living for 35+ years - have seen/solved alot of problems.
 
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It depends what kind of fitting/thread it is. If it's a pipe thread then teflon tape might help. If it's a compression fitting, then the thread isn't the seal anyway so tape won't help.
 
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Old 09-08-11, 07:14 AM
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Guess it would be a compression fitting on a fuel line, the line (fitting) did not leak when connected to the original pump; maybe we need to remove the fitting, look at the fitting and see if it has a compression ring and look at the intake of the pump and see if there is something there that is causing the issue. Thanks
 
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"A picture is worth a thousand words "
 
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Yes a picture would help us all as the pipe end could also be flared, and there could be some dirt at the fuel pump attachment point. How old is the 'older car'? I am guessing that it has a mechanical fuel pump. Just wondering if gas lines are still available for it. Which pipe is leaking. Tank supply or engine feed side? Have you tried loosening and retightening with a strong arm. Those lines are steel and if the ends are flared, they sometimes need a good twist to torgue them tight.
 
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