When installing an oil filter sandwich plate, is it necessary or recommended to use Teflon tape, thread sealant, Loc-Tite, or none of the above? I can't seem to find a definitive answer anywhere.
Curt, you just confused the hell out of both of us.If I'm correctly picturing in my mind what you're saying, where's the oil to go?
Yes. I couldn't find a recommendation anywhere. I went ahead and did it without any tape or thread lock, my reasoning being that it's basically no different than a oil filter. My only concern is that it may loosen over time, whereas the oil filter is meant to come on and off, the sandwich plate should not.If you are talking the part/adaptor/fitting that holds the sandwisch plate to the block and the oil filter screws onto I used teflon tape on it. But I tend to overthink/overdo things.
Good to know. Guess I was more concern with the bolts backing off, rather than small amounts of leakage. So I suppose usage of Loctite would be a better question. But sounds as though that isn't necessary either.I didn't use any sealant or tape on mine and its been on there for a couple years. I guess if it did leak, that bit of oil would just bypass the filter. I think.