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The Pipe Sealant Was Not Compatible With Jet Fuel

Jim Gammon
12/17/2013  
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bob from maine
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Use of thread sealant on fuel lines
bob from maine   12/17/2013 11:25:33 AM
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Jim: Enjoy your use of the visual aid to verify a vacuum leak. I've done fuel systems that could hold 15" of vacuum for days and others that leak down over minutes or hours. Chasing vacuum leaks is the bane of installing fuel systems. I've had marine systems that work perfectly for years until the filter got a little plugged and the fuel pump tried to pull 5 or so inches of vacuum. Then air began entering the fuel line through a tiny leak somewhere and the engine started exhibiting some really unique behavior. Easy answer: Change the filter. Hard answer: Before or after we are driven onto the rocks.

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