Working on my snowblower, early for a change, for next season.
Regarding the thread-sealing tape one uses to seal plumbing, or other,
threads from leaking:
(tempted to call it Teflon tape, but doubt that it really is)
Have an oil drain tube on my snowblower. It's steel, while the engine block
The tube, being screwed into the engine block, gets really, really, hot
during engine usage.
I had the tube out, and when I put it back I wrapped the threads with this
(No thread on originally when new)
It "seems" to be leaking very, very, slightly now.
Question: Not sure what temp the tube really gets up to during use, but it
is definitely too hot to touch by hand. Is this type of tape good for the
likely temp's that it is probably seeing ?
Is this kind of tape generally used for an application like this, or is the
steel tube just screwed right into the AL block ? If so, wouldn't it leak
even more ?
Other approaches ?