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JFairman JFairman is offline
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Originally Posted by 911nut View Post
The angled portion of the male fitting is where the sealing occurs, not the threads.
Check your hose end fitting for damage. The temptation is to keep reefing on them when they leak, which can easy to screw them up. If it's hosed buy a new one (even a steel one if you can) and tighten it gently.
This is true. Over tightening AN fittings, compression fittings, and conical fittings will damage them and they can sweat or leak afterwards. The swivel part of the fitting gets distorted and then leaks.
Also, mixing brands of AN fittings can cause slow leaks and the low cost Chinese copies of AN fitings you see these days are hit and miss and will probably slowly leak.
Aeroquip and Russell are top quality and used to be the only ones out there. Aeroquip was and probably still is the best.
You get what you pay for with them.
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