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post #1 of 10
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i just got what is suppo\\sed to me a matching pair but i cant figure out how these lock together....

i can see pins on the male end that look like they should slide into a grove on the female end then lock after about an 1/8 turn twist but the pins seem too short and dont catch anything. the male end will completley spin around in the female piece and nothing will lock them together

in the first 2 pictures you can clearley see that it doesnt seem like they fit together right. I was able to kinda hold it at an angle and get 1 of the pins to barley hold it together but in that first pic still no water is allowed to pass through...

i'm just checking here really quick before i send an email to frozen asking what happened to my order because its pretty clear to me that one of these is not right.

my order was for part #'s VL3-FB-P and VL3-MB-P, I know those part #'s are a matching pair i just don't think that is what i got....







either the male is too small or the female is too big....
Edited by whipple16 - 7/29/11 at 11:11am
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post #2 of 10
The female one looks like it is a VL4 "extreme flow" fitting.

The male one looks correct for a VL3 "high flow" fitting.

Koolance has dimensional diagrams for all of their QDC fittings on their web site if you want to identify exactly what you got.
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post #3 of 10
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alright thanks i'll check that out and give frozen a email...

i think your right! i just thought about checking the plastic that the fittings came in (not sure why i didn't do this earlier but it got you some rep )

and i got vl3-m13b and a vl3n-f13b i guess that n on the part # makes the difference


Edited by whipple16 - 7/29/11 at 11:36am
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post #4 of 10
Your packaging is correct. One of them would read VL4 if it wasn't.. sounds like a mislabled package to me.

And just in case: remember, you want VL3 pairs not VL4 as the thread and tube sizes are different.
post #5 of 10
VL3 and VL3N are different series. Looking at the pics in the following link it does look like the VL3 Male is smaller than the VL3N Male:

http://www.koolance.com/technical/qu..._fittings.html
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post #6 of 10
I stand corrected, knew I should have checked that page
post #7 of 10
Almost made that same mistake myself!

I've got a VL3N set for my t-fitting drain. At the bottom outlet I use the male G1/4 threaded quick-disconnect. So when I want to drain the loop I simply connect the female end to that, which has a run of tube attached to it's compression fitting end. Works great.
post #8 of 10
Ahh, I see.
The female fitting is a VL3N "no spill" fitting, but the male one is the older style VL3.
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post #9 of 10
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Yeah I spoke with frozen CPU and they said that they received the wrong shipment from koolance but there sending me a pre paid return label and will cross ship the correct fitting back to me
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post #10 of 10
Quoted from Koolance's site, "a "VL3" fitting will not fit a "VL3N" fitting"... I own a set of VL4N, they are nice..
Edited by frank anderson - 7/29/11 at 6:03pm
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