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subzali
05-29-2013, 08:54 PM
I am replacing the BVSV in my thermostat housing. I think it's a tapered pipe thread. Does it need sealant? The one I pulled out certainly had a bunch goobered on. Teflon tape sufficient? Don't want it to leak after I have refilled the radiator...

Rzeppa
05-29-2013, 11:30 PM
I am replacing the BVSV in my thermostat housing. I think it's a tapered pipe thread. Does it need sealant? The one I pulled out certainly had a bunch goobered on. Teflon tape sufficient? Don't want it to leak after I have refilled the radiator...

No, it does not (or at least the factory doesn't). However I use teflon tape on tapered pipe threads such as that.

subzali
05-30-2013, 06:01 AM
Thanks Jeff, I was leaning towards the Teflon tape solution roo