Fuel Drain Plug

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Fuel Drain Plug

Postby tinyman842 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:06 am

Just got my tank 'rolled' and took out the drain plug. Now it's leaking, not a whole bunch, but it is leaking.

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Re: Fuel Drain Plug

Postby dingdong » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:38 am

There should be a sealing washer on there. Copper or aluminum. Make sure the surface of the drain hole is clean and smooth. Loc-tite makes a gas resistant sealer for the threads if the crush washer doesn't seal properly.

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Re: Fuel Drain Plug

Postby Placerville » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:18 pm

What does, "...got my tank rolled.." mean? I've never heard that term before.

Anyway, the best way to seal that plug is to use Permatex® Aviation Form-A-Gasket® No. 3 Sealant Liquid as it is impervious to gasoline. If you do not use this product, I guarantee the plug will leak. Yes, use the sealing washer but, that by itself won't keep it from leaking. Do not over tighten it.

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