<VV> Leak at the base of the oil pressure switch
gergwerks at comcast.net
Wed Sep 4 10:53:48 EDT 2013
I bought that socket in 2001 and used it once. Somehow after moving cross country I was able to put my hand on it when I reworked the rear cover gasket and alternator adapter etc. last month. Still had the store plastic hanger stuck inn the 3/8" ratchet hole.
On Sep 4, 2013, at 9:38 AM, shortle <shortle556 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Others mileage may vairy but FOR ME a small dab of anti seize on the threads and then I install the sender and tighten using the proper socket and 3/8 ratchet. Maybe I am lucky (I am) but I have never had one leak at the base and my warning lights work properly.
> Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado 81301
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Frank DuVal <corvairduval at cox.net>
>> Sent: Sep 3, 2013 9:01 PM
>> To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>> Subject: Re: <VV> Leak at the base of the oil pressure switch
>> I've used teflon (PTFE) tape on oil pressure switches for years. I have
>> never had one not ground to light the light. Just two wraps of tape is
>> what I use.
>> New switches come with PTFE already on the threads.
>> Good idea to make sure the lamp lights anyway...
>> BTW, PTFE and other dope works mostly by lubricating the threads so one
>> can tighten it more. The threads are tapered, so tighter (rotationally)
>> is tighter (thread gap wise). This explains why never-seized worked for
>> one user. Of course the filling of the gap with goo helps also, unless
>> the stuff in the pipe eats the goo!
>> Gasoila is a very good dope for sealing threads on gasoline and engine
>> oil tapered pipe fittings. It is NOT for flare or inverted flare
>> fittings. Nothing is for those!
>> Frank DuVal
>> On 9/3/2013 1:52 PM, Harry Yarnell (Verizon) wrote:
>>> The switch needs the metal tread contact to complete the circuit, so Teflon
>>> tape isn't a good idea. Thread sealant goo maybe an option IF the ground
>>> connection isn't compromised. After you goo up the threads (lightly), and
>>> install, check to see if the oil lamp glows when you turn on the ignition
>>> (but not start).
>>> You could just tighten the shit out of the switch; that's what I'd do...
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