Weeping oil bleed valve

25 Apr 2009
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United Kingdom
Hi All,

I've just had to bleed some air from the oil feed to my Camray boiler. The bleed valve is now weeping oil. Any ideas why this would be, or if there're any tricks to stop it?

Thanks a lot,
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There's a metal washer on the bleed valve (just a machine screw really). Can I replace that with a rubber/fabric/plastic one, or will it perish? Is there some other sealant I could use?

Fair few Camrays, some have different oil pumps. Wind some PTFE tape round the tread for now.
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I was referring to Boulter Camrays, Worcester Camrays etc.

There are two different pumps fitted, so specific advice cannot be given.

If you are saying you know more about oil boilers than me, I consider myself honoured to have posted in the same thread as yourselves.
Thanks all. In the end, I took the screw out to put the PFTE on, looked at it again and realised the washer had a burr. Filed that down & re-tightened. Good so far.
How would that have been produced?

Presumably it was ok before you opened it?

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