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Oil Leak

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TED, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. TED

    TED Registered Member

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    I have a mechanical auto meter oil guage and it is leaking from the inside. Oil is getting on my foot as I drive. I tightened up the compression fitting a few weeks ago but it started leaking again in a few days. What can I put on the threads to stop it?
     
  2. Tweetysuarus

    Tweetysuarus 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds like the line has a crack inside the fitting from being overtightened. It might need a new ferral fitting.
    Bill
     
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    Other than ditching it for a electronic one I would cut off an inch of the tube and try and reinsert it.
     
  4. Burt4x4

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    teflon thread tape? maby?
     
  5. lukebaby1

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    If your using the white nylon plastic line, go to napa and get copper and replace it. That plastic line gets heated by the oil and will lose its seal on the ferrul. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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