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Old 01-29-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Air Bag/Spring Installation ?

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Found one of my tag axle bags shredded and bought replacements. Looking at the top plate of the new bags there is a threaded hole to install an air line fitting. My question is; is it wise to use a teflon tape on the threads? OR will using nothing work just as well? For some reason I've got this nagging thought that says use the tape but I do not really know. Any suggestions/thoughts are welcome.
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Use the tape it will give you added security against a leak, it also provides a lube of types that will prevent the threads binding allowing a tighter and more sure seal.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #3
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Easier to remove fitting later if ever needed when tape is used on threads. It is best to leave first thread bare on fitting when wrapping tape so that no tape gets into air lines.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:10 AM   #4
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Easier to remove fitting later if ever needed when tape is used on threads. It is best to leave first thread bare on fitting when wrapping tape so that no tape gets into air lines.
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True but anything over about 10psi will blow through the tape, if obscuring the line, it is easier to start the thread though.
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Tape shoud not be concern, would blow through the valve.

You could use the yellow tape, specified for the Propane side, same stuff but it does not shread up, so no loose stuff to worry about.
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Majority says use tape, so that's what I'll do! Thanks for your insight!
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Jobs done!

Got both new air bags installed, one side at a time. I used the teflon tape on anything threaded and it is leak free. Other than being on your back and reaching up to reach each fastener while holding above your head a rather large and heavy wrench or socket or breaker bar or.... this job was really a piece of cake!
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Got both new air bags installed, one side at a time. I used the teflon tape on anything threaded and it is leak free. Other than being on your back and reaching up to reach each fastener while holding above your head a rather large and heavy wrench or socket or breaker bar or.... this job was really a piece of cake!
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