<VV> "Screwed" fuel pump

Sethracer at aol.com Sethracer at aol.com
Fri Oct 7 12:02:31 EDT 2005

In a message dated 10/7/2005 6:04:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time,  
khammett at stainlessfab.com writes:

There  was some discussion on warped castings some time back.  You might  have
one of these.  The fix was to take the pump apart and using a  large file
flatten (true up) the gasket surfaces.

I don't see why  you couldn't use locktite on the threads of the screws.

You might want  to contact the vendor that sold you the pump for suggestions.

Good  luck

Keith Hammett

As I recall, Keith, the usual problem is not the screws loosening up, it is  
the gasket material squeezing down in regular operation, allowing leaks. You 
are  not re-tightening the screws, your are tightening them further in. If you  
loctite the screws down at first installation, it might limit the later  
"adjustment" tightening down. What you might try, if the vendor doesn't have any  
better suggestions, would be to true up the gasket surfaces and tighten the  
screws. Follow up later with another tightening. After a period of time, if you 
 think the screws are backing off, then you could tighten them down and 
loctite  them. You will be tightening them onto an already compressed gasket.  -  

More information about the VirtualVairs mailing list