Proportioning valve "fix"???
Trying hard not to scream today ... I bought a proportioning valve from Eckler for my 77 Type LT. Some of you may have read my 2nd gen Stopping Issues post a couple of weeks ago .... Anyway, I install the valve and my son and I are bleeding the system. While doing driver side front, I notice "something" dripping to the ground. I rechecked all of the line fittings on the new valve and then I notice moisture at the small rubber boot on the end by the front brake lines. Removing the rubber cap, I realize that this part of the valve actually screws in, so I get a 6 pt 7/16 box end and try to be delicate, but make sure that the valve is screwed in tight ... No good ... It continues to leak under pressure. I guess I can call Eckler's on Monday and see about getting a replacement, but I really hate to take the whole valve out unless absolutely necessary. Since this metering end appears to screw out, can a thread sealant be used? Once again, this is the metering end where the 2 front lines attach. The 2 front lines are not leaking. What is leaking is end that contains the needle or pin that you will see move in and out as valve operates. The piece screws end, so, can I use thread sealant on a piece sealing brake fluid rather than water or oil? Thanks in advance for any suggestions ... Steven