Re: 2¼ petrol heater valve
so David Bexhall was, like...
> "Karen Gallagher" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> It should be a collapsing washer - one use only. If you can't get
>> one of these, use PTFE tape or something to assist in providing a
>> seal when it's not screwed home.
> I second the suggestion about PTFE tape, I had exactly this problem 3
> years ago when fitting a new valve. The PTFE tape (obtainable from a
> plumbing supplies shop, just in case you've never heard of it)
> enables you to position the outlet where you want. Hasn't leaked in
> 3 years.
> 1983 S111 petrol SWB
I not a big fan of PTFE tape in cooling systems - bits have a habit of
floating off and clogging things up, although OK in an emergency. In the
end I discovered the right washer - the local factor sells them as sump plug
washers, which is why I couldn't find one. Once I had the correct washer,
the valve fitted perfectly.
Thanks for the help, all.
Disco 300 Tdi auto
S2a 88" SW
Tiggrr (V8 trialler)