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Hi all.
I replaced both the fuel filter and the incoming fuel line due to leaks.
To get the fuel filter to stop leaking I had to tighten and tighten and ..........
I finally got it to stop but I'm afraid it's waaaay too much.
Is this common or is it just me.

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Did this filter have any crush washers on it? If not, the surface finish could be rough enough to cause issues, like on the flare fitting on my new power steering hose.



A quick search determined these do leak, and some use sealant.
 

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Sealant, you gotta be careful not to over tighten or you risk cracking the housing.
 

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Sealant, you gotta be careful not to over tighten or you risk cracking the housing.
Thanks for the replies ,
Over tightening is what I'm concerned with, is there any sealant you would recommend ?
Like this

Permatex® PermaShield™ Fuel Resistant Gasket Dressing & Flange Sealant
 

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Yup^^^^^^
 

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I usually just tighten mine to finger tight, then maybe another 1/4 turn. I’ve never had leaking issues, but maybe I’m just lucky
 

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If it's in there now, and not leaking, leave it alone. If it's not leaking, you didnt crack the carb.

Next time, a PTFE paste would be my choice. I used it with success on a fuel pump before.
 
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