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Re: car running again, leaks abound

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Subject: Re: car running again, leaks abound
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 10:32:37 -0800
I had a leak around the brake light switch (early type, screws into
brake line 4-way connector on the firewall) which I fixed by putting
a bit of teflon tape (plumber's tape) on the threads and refitting.

Could this help solve your problem?  I was told the teflon tape wouldn't
interact with the brake fluid..

I too will be replacing brake lines this year..

66 B

Word on the street is that Dodd, Kelvin said:
> Dan:
>       The Mocal kits are usually good quality and leak free, so its time
> to go back to basics.  Loosen the fittings and check to make sure there is
> no scarring on the sealing faces of the pipes.  When tightening the hoses
> take any stress off the hose so the seating surfaces have a chance to mate
> correctly.
>       Do not overtighten the fittings to the oil cooler.  I normally apply
> a little bit of antiseize to the cooler threads so that there is less chance
> of bimetallic corrosion between the steel fitting and the alloy cooler.
>       No real advice on the brake lines.  The bubble flare seats against
> the seat in the distribution block.  Further tightening of the fitting will
> usually seal any seeping, but too tight and the flare will deform and foul
> the threads of the female fitting.  Be really careful.
>       I'm going to be doing the cupro nickel lines on my car within the
> next week, so will have a bit more experience then.

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