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Triumph80 Triumph 80
My home, WV, USA   USA
The old one had a crack toward the side that faces the bell housing. When I installed it I took care not to bend the ends & feed the line in before tightening the fitting. I'll pull it out & double check something didnt go wrong but Im pretty sure it went in straight. The original line was leaking too after putting in the aftermarket slave. I figured the flare was messed up so thats why I replaced the line but ended up with the same leak.

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, BC, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 1601525 by clshore As said, the seal is between the face of the bubble flare and the mating surface machined into the very bottom of the port
The threads are straight cut 3/8-24, not tapered, and have nothing to do with sealing, they only create the sealing pressure when the fitting is tightened.
So unlike a tapered NPT fitting, adding sealing tape or compound is a futile gesture.

I think the suggestion was to wrap the bubble, not the thread.

In the past I have had to do this on compression fittings when installing taps on a kitchen sink. Better than risking over tightening the connection.

Probably difficult, but it would be interesting to see inside the slave's connection hole.

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Triumph80 Triumph 80
My home, WV, USA   USA
Yea thats what I got out of it too. I'll give it a go, it cant hurt.

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