Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

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Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:45 pm

What about plumbers PTFE tape ? Only a guess and not seeing the pipes
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Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Post by Mr B » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:35 pm

Hi mate,

To be honest the connections shouldn't really need any additional sealant etc. if they are tightened up enough

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Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Post by D366Y » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:46 am

Mr B wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:35 pm
Hi mate,

To be honest the connections shouldn't really need any additional sealant etc. if they are tightened up enough

Wayne
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Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:08 am

Make sure you use 2 spanners , one to hold the fitting still and the other to tighten the nut. The nut and fitting need a fair bit of torque to get them to seal and this amount of torque is often enough to damage the other end of the fitting,where be it welded or threaded to something and by supporting the fitting you remove this potential for damage
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Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Post by Mr B » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:47 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:08 am
Make sure you use 2 spanners , one to hold the fitting still and the other to tighten the nut. The nut and fitting need a fair bit of torque to get them to seal and this amount of torque is often enough to damage the other end of the fitting,where be it welded or threaded to something and by supporting the fitting you remove this potential for damage
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Good call

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Re: Automatic Gearbox - Oil usage

Post by D366Y » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:57 am

Cheers guys, since I fitted the new sump gasket it seems to have been much much better, I couldn't get the pipes on first time round as the exhaust was in the way so when I get some spare time I'll take that part off to give me some more space to have a look at it

Thanks as ever for all the help and great tips/advice!

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