Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Perrysburg OH
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tape vs dope
I used yellow tape and a brass plug, and haven't had a problem since. To my thinking, tape is much more predictable in its final location than dope. If you go this route, use the smallest wrench you can, and your weak hand; try finger tight plus 1/4 turn, then start and check for leaks with a flashlight and your fingers. If you tighten too much you WILL crack the FPR and then either spend way too much at Ford or the next two evenings with spray solvent and JB Weld (don't ask.) I figure if you buy good fuel and check your filter from time to time, I don't need the FRS to tell me anything.
'96 F350 XLT CC 4x4 PSD auto LWB 4.10 open, white, open intake, Tymar HX, 3"DPP downpipe, 315 General A/T on factory Alcoas, F add-a-leaf, new alt x3, fuel pump x3, water pump x2, vac pump x 3, PS pump x3, SD starter x3, rebuilt seats, total poly bushing kit, serious noise reduction, new tan interior and vinyl floor, Bilsteins, Bean's Stage 1s, Tony Wildman 4-pos chip (wow), etc ad infinitum, newer black Lab in backseat, locally rebuilt tranny & new TC @ 211k, complete body 'makeover' and repaint @ 213k, new fast-spool turbo 7/11, 317k miles on 18 Oct '14; probably won't run forever but neither will I