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VP Max Additional Fuel Filter Install & Leaky Fittings
Posted this at the end of one of the on-going threads but thought I might post it again in its own thread..
Installed my VP Max system today and can't seem to get the fittings to stop leaking (all of them)...
First tried them not Super tight, that didn't work so I tightened them just about as tight as I could and they are still leaking. Do I need to put thread sealant on all of them? If so, what do I need to use? Would standard teflon tape work or should I use the Permatex #59214 High Temp Thread Sealant I used on the fittings I installed in the base?
Thanks for the replies! Are there different variations of the yellow teflon tape? I see there is some yellow that says for natural gas, and other yellow that says that it is good for oil and chemicals... are they the same?
I installed the Vulcan Performance kit and do not have a single leak. The 4 fittings provided have rubber o-rings and washers that seal. The fittings are designed to not leak if installed properly. IMO, I would 100% not want to chance getting any foreign matter in my CP3. I would call Vulcan Performance for technical help. Maybe you got the wrong oil filter base or wrong fittings if it does not seal as designed.
Just my opinion as mine worked perfectly and I cannot imagine how yours is leaking unless you have the wrong fittings for the base.
2004.0 Dodge Ram 2500,Stock 5.9L Diesel H.O. 305HP/555lb.ft ,6-speed NV5600, 2WD,2" front level, Frantz oil bypass, Cat 1R-0479 fuel filter under the intake, Baldwin BF1212 filter under the truck, Smarty S06 programmer,revo tune,Issopro FP,ETG,Boost gauges
I called Vulcan yesterday and Eric said that this was very uncommon and since I only used one wrench to install the 90's rather than 2 (one on the male side and one on the 90) that maybe I didnt get the 90 tight enough to seal properly. I am confident this is user error, not the products so I am hoping to get to it today and tighten them up...
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