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Old 01-13-2013, 08:45 AM   #21
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What's the reasoning for adding Teflon tape? Shouldn't have too. It has on o-ring.

So the screw in sensor must be the upgrade from the push in style sensor.
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^^ this. But the screw in sensor came out first on earlier contour zetec from what I understood. Guess Ford decided to go with a cheaper route on this one...
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Gotcha, I'm guessing sensor snapped because it was probably overtightened initially, trying to squeeze the thread sealant out.
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Yeah , I could have used teflon for the plug underneath the housing ( the one for a second sensor ) cause there's barely no risk of breaking the plug (or the thread in the housing), but the sensor is probably too weak to apply torque against the tape when tightening..
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Initially it was put in slightly tighter than finger tight...I'd hardly call that overtightened. Definitely realize that I did not need to use the teflon tape though. I was under the impression that teflon tape was just to seal threads, and did not know that it needed a decent amount of torque to work properly.
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I was told by Steve Tousley to use the Teflon. Checked today after 100 miles of driving and no leaks.
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When I emailed him the other day with my issue, he advised against using teflon tape...weird.
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Who knows. Hey as long as we both dont get leaks Of any kind. Lol
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Yeah, we will see if mine leaks this time. Third time is a charm, I guess...
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...and it leaks again. I'm about done with this car; seems like the issues are never ending.
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