[TR] Small coolant leak
john at linneyweb.com
Sun Sep 13 13:30:13 MDT 2020
Correct. I put the pipe thread sealant in the bore of the valve spigot. The threads don’t need sealant.
> On Sep 13, 2020, at 12:22 PM, David Friedlander <forzion7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> But, John, it's not the threaded portion that leaks.... No threads on stem of the petcock. Seems to me, like Tom said, these either stop leaking because they get full of crud or people just plug the hole. As it is, the valve is located just above the starter so that's where it drains! I'm guessing that if anyone wanted to drain their engine block, they'd just use the radiator petcock instead.
>> On Sun, Sep 13, 2020, 3:14 PM John Linney <john at linneyweb.com> wrote:
>> I went through 3 valves on my TR4. The final one got a seal using plumber’s pipe thread sealant.
>> Sent from my iPad
>> > On Sep 13, 2020, at 11:38 AM, David Friedlander <forzion7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I have noticed a small coolant leak from my TR3 and have traced it to the handle assembly of the water drain tap on the side of the block. Anyone else had this issue? It's a new tap and don't know what the fix might be. It's not leaking from where the tap threads into the block... Thanks in advance for any BTDT advice...
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