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rubber grease? where can i get it?
I have grease meant for assembling household plumbing fixtures. I suppose that is good to use. I see instructions to moisten the O-ring; I'll use this instead of spit.

I also see dire warnings about not over-tightening the G1/4 fittings. Perhaps teflon tape makes it easier to do so? Or maybe it makes it easier to get right, since you don't have false sticks to get past. I think with the O-ring it does not need to be "tight" at all, just compressed the O-ring. So tape there is not proper.
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with any o-ring, if there is too much pressure in the system the o-ring will blow out. i will use the teflon just in case i amnot tightening it enough
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After working with pressurized fluids in the field (Hydraulic equipment, etc.) as long as you have an o-ring with o-ring grease on it, teflon tape is never needed. There's a point when redundancy just becomes useless and extra work for nothing. As long as you follow the age-old rule of finger-tight + 1/8 of a turn, you shouldn't have any problems.
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After working with pressurized fluids in the field (Hydraulic equipment, etc.) as long as you have an o-ring with o-ring grease on it, teflon tape is never needed. There's a point when redundancy just becomes useless and extra work for nothing. As long as you follow the age-old rule of finger-tight + 1/8 of a turn, you shouldn't have any problems.
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After working with pressurized fluids in the field (Hydraulic equipment, etc.) as long as you have an o-ring with o-ring grease on it, teflon tape is never needed. There's a point when redundancy just becomes useless and extra work for nothing. As long as you follow the age-old rule of finger-tight + 1/8 of a turn, you shouldn't have any problems.
while you add a valid point, after workin in the automotive industry and seeing many leaks that shouldnt be leaks, i would rather be way safer than sorry as i dont have an extra 7-800 bucks to shell out if the o-ring fails
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But in the automotive industry, when I've worked on coolant, AC systems, etc. They rarely have a barbed connection, normally just a rubber hose onto a straight pipe connection with a clamp on it and that connection is what fails. I've never seen the threaded connection with an o-ring fail. Since you should be maintaining your loop at least once a year, when you take it apart you can easily tell if the o-rings are starting to crack and need replacing.
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Trust me it does happen and it is normally the threaded part going into the block. Whether its oil or coolant line it does happen. Your advice is sound, but I'm still goin to use teflon on the threads
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Just make sure you put it on the the right direction haha. I've seen teflon put on the wrong way too many times. Although the only time I've seen a system fail because of the teflon being applied wrong was in a pressurized gas system.
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