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JFairman JFairman is offline
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Put the lines and fittings together without any teflon tape or gasket sealer. The curved compression fitting surface makes the seal on the outlet side and not the threads so they won't leak unless someone way overtightens them - distorting them or damages them somehow.

Same goes for banjo fittings and their aluminum or copper sealing rings - no sealant, just lube the threads a little bit so they tighten to torque smoothly.

Many a race has been lost by an overtightened light weight aluminum banjo fitting on a motor splitting during a race and becoming an oil leak.

It is a good idea to put a drop of oil on the threads of the fittings so they tighten up easier and smoothly without binding.
Same goes for AC o-ring fittings, just use a drop of the right AC oil on the o-rings and threads of the fittings.

There is no resistance to oil flow back to the oil tank unless your motor is pressurizing it from piston blowby and a clogged vent line so there is pretty much no measurable oil pressure there.
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