Antique Tractors Forum banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
104 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just about have my unstyled AR together again. However, I have water in the system to check for leaks and have one that is a bit frustrating. It is from the main water pipe (2" plus diameter) that threads into the head. I removed it once, cleaned the threads, put on more pipe thread sealant (I was generous this time), and reinstalled. The leak has slowed, but overnight it still has a very slow drip (perhaps less than half a teaspoon overnight). Any sugggestions for a better way to seal the threads. Currently using Masters Pro-Dope with Teflon Pipe Thread Sealant (liguid by Dupont).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
104 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks for the tip. This water pipe is threaded all the throught into the water jakket of the head, so she's not bottomed out. I might sjust cheat and try some high quality sealant additive (if there is such a thing) and see haow that works. It is a VERY SLOW leak, just a few drips a day. But I'm pretty sure one I put in proper coolant it well increase unless I do something.

This is an aftermarket head and I don't think the machining is all that good.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top