best way to seal fuel tank and valve connection

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by kremb, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. kremb

    kremb Guest

    Does a person just have to really tighten the threaded valve into the tank to keep fuel from leaking?

    There is a small red gasket type seal between the valve and my tank.

    I don't want to strip the threads by over tightening.

    Any suggestions of some good materials to seal it up?

    Thanks in advance.

    I searched for a while. If there is a known thread I'd appreciate the link.

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    now that you ask, i did have to really tighten it down on one build i've done...even had to add a spacer to get the valve to line-up hasn't leaked yet, tho.
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I use teflon tape and haven't had any problems yet
  4. kremb

    kremb Guest

    Thanks Gents. I'm going to try the teflon tape route.
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Also, for future reference, I used "Seal All" on my first build since the shut off wouldn't line up without hitting the frame. No red gasket at all and no leaks in 600++ miles.

    I coated the threads, screwed it in and let it sit for an hour.