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What If I Used The Wrong Fitting

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Resurrection_Joe, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    I think I used the wrong kind of fitting on my steering box, the brake line type instead of the o ring type

    What's gonna happen? Explosions and fire?

    I'm kind of worred becasue I really tightened that thing down with no lock tight or anti sieze or super lube or awesome sauce or nothing
     
  2. zcarczar

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    Its gonna leak like a SOB I would imagine.
     
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    It won't thread on. Don't ask how I know.

    If you're not sure what kind of fitting it is, look down inside. You'll see a place for the o ring if it is an o ring type box.

    The o ring hoses use metric threads where the SAE flare uses SAE threads, so it's damn near impossible to use the wrong one.
     
  4. Resurrection_Joe

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    Well poop

    Someone get me a proper one and send it to me!

    I had to drive 50 miles to get the improper one.....
     
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    I think I used brake line by ignorance...

    I assume you jammed the wrong fitting into a box? Uhhhhhh scratch that.....
     
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    No.

    I was given two steering boxes. One was an SAE flare, the other a metric o ring.

    I'd thought they were both O ring boxes, so i just grabbed one and bolted it up. Turned out to be an SAE box so I had to pull it off and use the other one instead.
     

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