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okay, this probably a dumb question, but
I'm having trouble getting my ek multioption res to fill all the way

I'm using the fill port at the top of my haf 932 case and the water is wanting to back up now that the res is halfway full, here's a few pics thanks for the help.

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post #2 of 6
Nothing unusual, it is just that the air cannot escape past the water in the tube and therefore the water cannot move down the tube. It will have filled halfway as the water would have been able to compress the air enough to move.

Some solutions:

1. Make sure there is water backed up in the funnel and turn your pump on and off a few times. Should shift the water a bit.

2. Squeeze, wiggle and tap the fill tube. If you can break the water tension in the fill tube the water can slide down it, allowing the air to escape at the same time.

3. Slip a straw like object down the fill tube and into the res, this will allow the air a path out and the water to flow in. A bit like strawpedoing an alcopop. I used some small diameter heat shrink. This might be a bit difficult due to the 90° fitting on top of the res. Try 1 and 2 first.


Edit: Incidentally, did you know that you can mount that pump on it's back (inlet facing up) without any issues? This would allow some nicer tube routing if you ever felt like re-arranging things.

Edit 2: Welcome to OCN! grouphug.gif Nice looking rig you have there. Post your system specs when you have a minute (user CP > Edit System). It really helps people when they are suggesting things to you in the future.
Edited by GingerJohn - 5/18/11 at 10:52pm
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post #3 of 6
Is there a tube inside the top of the reservoir? If you can remove that, it should solve your problem.

And just because I feel like it:

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The air in the areas with the tildes can't escape, so water can't replace it. Not applicable if there isn't a vertical tube inside the reservoir.

Nevermind, I failed. tongue.gif

I should probably go to bed... my advice probably isn't even relevant. rolleyes.gif
Edited by t-ramp - 5/18/11 at 10:53pm
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yeah i've been trying the first and second options and that was my next idea about sticking a smaller tube down in there to let the air out.
i'll have to wait and try that tomorrow

thanks for the fast replies.

and yes there is a a clear plastic tube inside the res and thats the problem.
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what if you unscrew the top cap of the res to let the air out? IDK how it works for that res.
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Originally Posted by raahhb;13558699 
and yes there is a a clear plastic tube inside the res and thats the problem.

In that case t-ramp is right. Now that you mention it I can just about make it out on the pic.

Once the water level in the res reaches the bottom of that tube then the air cannot escape at all, so you will not be able to top it up easily without unscrewing the cap like 86 5.0L mentioned. I would remove the tube in the res completely, it is only really there to stop splashing and bubbles when you use the top port as your res inlet port (which you are not).
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