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Old 04-26-2012, 03:26 AM   #1
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I have Edelbrock fuel rails that come with the LS1 vic jr intake manifold. I am using AN fuel fittings. There is fuel leaking on the ends of the fuel rails. I was wondering if this is somthing that happens often. I am pretty sure that I have the fittings tight enough and I am hoping the fuel rail is not cracked. This is leaking on the passenger rail on the front and the driver rail on the back.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:31 AM   #2
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What fittings are you using? I believe those take metric fittings with a crush washer
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3/8 npt
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I am using the 3/8 npt
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Dumb question, did you put thread tape on it? If so, then I'd look and see if there is a crack in it.
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I did not use thread tape but I did use a sealer in the threads that fuel would not eat through.
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I did not use thread tape but I did use a sealer in the threads that fuel would not eat through.
I'd recommend swapping to the thread tape.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:19 AM   #8
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I will give that a try. I looked at it closer and the fuel rail is not cracked. I am afraid if i tighten the fittings more that i might crack the fuel rail.
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I have never had the dope not leak. I always use thread tape even when not recommended. Just don't over tighten it (reason its not recommended) because you can tighten it more with the slick surface of the teflon.
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I run a tap thru them before install just to make sure they are good. Tape never a leak

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Gray did i ever leave you feedback for that head i bought from you? It looks a little different than when you sent it to me... .030 milled off and bead blasted and bowls polished.
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