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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    How to seal pipe fitting connectors

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    I am using braided hose kit for coolant supply/return line of the turbo. They came with 45 degree connector.
    One is leaking, but tightening more will rotate the connector into a wrong direction.
    Can these connectors be sealed with 'goop' or teflon tape?




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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    Would Teflon tape work also (for oil lines and coolant lines)?
    01 Allroad Tiptronic, TCU tune, mild stg 3 (350 HP) tune (stock injectors) KraftwerkTurbo TM1. Lower, Wider. Custom tip vent pod with Podi
    02 Allroad 6 spd, Kraftwerk Turbo TM6, 750cc, 3" MAF, piggy, FMIC, CM stg 5 (hate). 30 psi at 3600 rpm. Needs stronger rods (coming).
    05 Golf TDI
    Looking for 2001 A4 1.8T quattro manual with blown motor
    www.regulatorfix.com
    www.kraftwerkturbo.com

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Seerlah's Avatar
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    Not sure about tape...but the ARP sealant that is teflon "based". Used it on my fuel rail, stock fuel fittings, turbo fittings (on actual CHRA), etc. Always fixed my leak issues. For longevity purposes, I would not even try the tape but maybe some type of similar sealant if you can find it locally. Diesel shops vs standard auto may yield better results when shopping locally. Did for me when searching for other sealants, prior. Still found the ARP stuff to be the best due to how pliable and effective it is. Other stuff may work, but other stuff can get messy at times.
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    Senior Member Three Rings
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    This is what I use on all my connection threads, AN fittings and such. Shouldn’t need to but it seems to make the connection smoother and lubricates the threads as you tighten as well.

    https://www.performancebyie.com/pipe...oaAjrnEALw_wcB


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    Dont use that kevlar plumbing tape. If any gets into the motor it can potentially cause a lot of damage. The liquid thread sealer is what you want to use on cars.
    2000 A4 Quattro 1.8T ATW

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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    The one benefit that teflon tape has in this particular application where the angle of rotation is not determine when it is "tight" but when the elbow points in the right direction: with teflon tape you can build build up a bit allowing for more flexibility with respect to the angle. Too much tape (not reaching the angle): remove some tape.

    It is really not possible if applied correctly (only on the outside of the thread) that tape gets into the pipe itself.
    01 Allroad Tiptronic, TCU tune, mild stg 3 (350 HP) tune (stock injectors) KraftwerkTurbo TM1. Lower, Wider. Custom tip vent pod with Podi
    02 Allroad 6 spd, Kraftwerk Turbo TM6, 750cc, 3" MAF, piggy, FMIC, CM stg 5 (hate). 30 psi at 3600 rpm. Needs stronger rods (coming).
    05 Golf TDI
    Looking for 2001 A4 1.8T quattro manual with blown motor
    www.regulatorfix.com
    www.kraftwerkturbo.com



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