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So dumb question, I broke the OEM plastic fuel filter cap on the top side filter so i got new billet alluminum caps for both the fuel and oil filter. My question is that they come with an 1/8 outlet on the top side, should I teflon tape these or is that too much heat for tape? Pipe dope w a teflon additive? Any help is appreciated. Thanks Guys.

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There is no such thing as a stupid question. I don't see a problem with teflon tape since I used it on my coolant filter.

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I dont think you are suposed to use teflon tape around diesel fuel, not sure why but someone else will chime in and say why. Dustin

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I'm running both the billet Fuel and Oil Caps, and I used liquid teflon sealant.

I've read the tape will be desolved by diesel fuel, but I haven't seen an issue with the liquid stuff I used.
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Another thing, does anyone's billet oil cap seem shorter than OEM? By seem shorter I mean it is shorter. But seemed to thead in and seal up fine. Just amazed at the size difference.

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I used teflon tape on mine, which was recommended by one of the guys at BPD.


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There is a yellow teflon tape, which is safe for petroleum use. I havent used it on the truck yet, but used it with petroleum based stuff at work and it does fine. The liquid stuff mentioned above works as well.



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Another thing, does anyone's billet oil cap seem shorter than OEM? By seem shorter I mean it is shorter. But seemed to thead in and seal up fine. Just amazed at the size difference.
Whos oil cap are you using?

The unit I have, looked about right. Remeber it's not just about the threads, and the caps seal, you need a cap that is going to properly seat that filter into the base.
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When I build fittings and such for work. (Oil and gas well testing supervisor) I use light green teflon tape. It is good for petroluem , oxygen gas etc..

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