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    Sealing a Fuel Pick up Connection

    What type of sealant have members used when connecting the fuel connector from their outboard fuel line to the tank pick up? My current one on top of the portable tank has split so I have to refit.
    Cheers
    S.O.

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    Ausfish Platinum Member
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    Re: Sealing a Fuel Pick up Connection

    Are you just talking about a slip-fit tube connection? Where you just push the fuel line onto the tube protruding from the tank? Or a barbed spigot from a quick connect? If so, no sealant, just push it on as far as you can and hose clamp it.

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    Re: Sealing a Fuel Pick up Connection

    Where you push the fuel line on to the tank. I have to fit the Suzuki ( in this case) “receiver” into the threaded top of the fuel pickup. The old one had some kind of sealant in it but I don’t know what it was.

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    Re: Sealing a Fuel Pick up Connection

    A photo would help

    I’m lazy and just use stag. For anything fuel related that doesn’t have any flex involved

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    Re: Sealing a Fuel Pick up Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Straitened Out View Post
    Where you push the fuel line on to the tank. I have to fit the Suzuki ( in this case) “receiver” into the threaded top of the fuel pickup. The old one had some kind of sealant in it but I don’t know what it was.
    Was it red in colour? No sealant is needed but the last person may have rubber grease to make it easier.

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    Re: Sealing a Fuel Pick up Connection

    “Stag” ?? I don’t know what that is.

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    Re: Sealing a Fuel Pick up Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Straitened Out View Post
    “Stag” ?? I don’t know what that is.
    Plumbers use it but with fuel it will go hard and brittle. I stopped using it for fuel related uses because if that. Still a great product though.

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    Re: Sealing a Fuel Pick up Connection

    Hence non flexing areas
    I used that and aviation gasket with the vintage cars I’ve owned.
    loctite will have a product I’m sure that suits

    https://www.roadtechmarine.com.au/st...-200g/p/TFG405

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    Ausfish Bronze Member DATCOL's Avatar
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    Re: Sealing a Fuel Pick up Connection


    High pressure thread sealant for gas & liquids about $19 at the bunnies

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    Re: Sealing a Fuel Pick up Connection

    The plastic tanks will not leak where the fitting screws in if that's what you mean, the thread will seal off OK.

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    Re: Sealing a Fuel Pick up Connection

    Thanks for all your help folks.
    Cheers
    S. O.

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