Fuel Valve

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by postie357, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. postie357

    postie357 New Member

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    I'm installing a new fuel valve on my 2000 Road King. The instructions call for Loctite Pipe Sealant with Teflon or equivalent to be put on the valve threads. I didn't notice any Loctite or sealant on the old valve. Is this overkill or is this something I will regret later if I don't apply Loctite pipe sealant ? My concern is If I need to take it apart later I would have a tough job with the Loctite.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Pipe thread is tapered and likes to leak, Use brush on Teflon by loctite for a leak free pet cock
     
  3. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    sure wouldn't hurt anything
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Locktite is the brand (now owned by Permatex), not all products by Locktite are "lockers", some are "sealers".
     
  5. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    Loctite Pipe Sealant will not "lock" the threads; good product and will insure a leak free install.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    [​IMG] This is the good stuff I always use