I'm not sure by your wording, but the nut and the outside of the flare
are NOT where the seal should be. The seal is made between the inside
of the flare and the mating surface of the fitting on the carb. The nut
only holds the two pieces together.
The nut doesn't make the seal, although by adding the teflon tape, you
are attempting to make the nut make the seal. Take it apart and check
the proper mating surfaces for defects. And as mentioned in another
post, did you use a wrench desinged for flared pipes? If not, the nut
can easily become deformed and not be able to do it's job.
Leak solved with installation of new fuel pipe.
Presumably old one was overtightened + deformed flare.
Installing new fuel pipe is PITA ... 3/8" pipe is tough to bend +
match up with old one.
Thanks to all posters ... especially devotees of teflon tape ; >
On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 22:54:41 GMT, "Refinish_King1"
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