08-05-2008, 03:27 PM #1
Torquing/sealing brass fittings on IC?
I bought a spare XS IC and drilled and tapped a small relief hole in the upper corner to bleed air and water out, and bought new brass fittings for the 1/2 NPT to 3/4 fittings. Does everyone use teflon tape on the brass fittings? How tight do you crank them down?
08-05-2008, 03:30 PM #2
thats all i use to seal mine is teflon tape Vern and tighten them till your nuts hurt ......hahahahahaha not really ........ u will know Gun when they are tight ........... u can wrench! good mod with the air blead off line too!
08-05-2008, 03:42 PM #3
Thanks Steve, I have not broken or stripped anything in a long time ... but don't want to start either!
One other thing I was wondering about ... I am tempted to put a small thru hull exit for this line above the bond line kinda where the reg numbers are now ... but not sure if that will spray water on me at speed (gets cold in MI in late season)?
08-05-2008, 03:44 PM #4
Vern if it was me personally if i would add that aft of my riding positions to keep the spray off me as i ride in the winter if the lakes not frozen!
08-05-2008, 03:55 PM #5
Yeah, good plan I guess, I can always look behind me to check for water flow out too. I hate to drill holes below the bond line ...
08-05-2008, 04:19 PM #6
I used the rear hook holes for mine Vern. i have been wanting to do this myself just have not had the time.
the thread where i posted the pic
08-05-2008, 04:31 PM #7
Thanks for the links, nice setup. Problem is I use that damn tow hook way too much ... I am way too nice and am always helping people get their shit started or I tow them myself using that hook. But I can easily put a small thru hull fitting back there somewhere I think ...
08-05-2008, 04:35 PM #8
You dont think that bypass will detract too much pressure from the manifold/j-pipe do you?
08-05-2008, 05:17 PM #9
Its a thought ... but I think it will be fine, its very small, I believe 1/8" threads and 1/4" barb outlet. The new SD / Riva 'Gen2' intercooler has an even bigger line for the same reason it looks like. But if I get a high temp alarm I will know why and can put a valve on the line, open, get air out, then close it for the ride too.
08-05-2008, 05:56 PM #10
i was thinking when i do mine if i get a high temp alarm that you could put a jet of some sort in there to restrict the flow but still bleed the air.
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