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So has anyone been foolish enough to try expanding the optional MCP35X reservoir with an EK multi link and another EK multii reservoir? They appear to be the same diameter, but no idea on the thread size. I like recycling as much as possible and would love to just build onto my existing set up. It seems like a cheap way to double my res, assuming it works.....
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That defeats the point of getting a 35x imo. If ya want a cylinder res, use the 35x's optional res.
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The optional res is kinda dinky, 100ml. The 35x sucks that up in about a second, making it a pita to fill the loop. Not sure if I explained myself clear enough in the OP, but wanted to double the capacity by unscrewing the top of the swiftech res, screw in the male/male EK link, add another EK tube, and top it off with the original lid that came with the swiftech. So you would at the least double your capacity, hopefully making filling the loop a tad easier.
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The optional res is kinda dinky, 100ml. The 35x sucks that up in about a second, making it a pita to fill the loop. Not sure if I explained myself clear enough in the OP, but wanted to double the capacity by unscrewing the top of the swiftech res, screw in the male/male EK link, add another EK tube, and top it off with the original lid that came with the swiftech. So you would at the least double your capacity, hopefully making filling the loop a tad easier.
You're doing it the hard way. Get a barb on the top cap, get a hose, and connect a funnel. Slapping on a whole other res just for filling is a long way around the job. After you get the loop filled up, comeback in a week and top off the excess air that's replaced itself with water, which is now in the res.

Personally, after it's filled, I spend 20 mins with a syringe working the air out, but you can do this over the course of a few days like described above.
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You're doing it the hard way. Get a barb on the top cap, get a hose, and connect a funnel. Slapping on a whole other res just for filling is a long way around the job. After you get the loop filled up, comeback in a week and top off the excess air that's replaced itself with water, which is now in the res.

Personally, after it's filled, I spend 20 mins with a syringe working the air out, but you can do this over the course of a few days like described above.
If you install the inlet on the top, as prescribed by martin, this unfortunately is not an option. But we are getting further and further away from the OP. So far it looks like the answer to the question I asked is "no".
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If you install the inlet on the top, as prescribed by martin, this unfortunately is not an option. But we are getting further and further away from the OP. So far it looks like the answer to the question I asked is "no".
Why would you install from the top? It prevents you from properly topping off the res with water at will which means you'd have to do it from another point in the loop.
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Why would you install from the top? It prevents you from properly topping off the res with water at will which means you'd have to do it from another point in the loop.
lol, here you go
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Martins makeshift vortex breaker isn't needed. If you get swirling bubbles in yore res, it obviously means you've got air in the loop. Remove the air, no bubbles swirling.

Going with a top inlet makes it impossible to bleed from the res. You realize this right? Martin's setup is in a test lab, not inside a real case.
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Lol, nice try. I call shenanigans!
I wouldn't be so sure it's impossible, see my rig. Just inconvenient.


Any who, guess the answer is no and it will cost me 25 dollars to find out. I will update this post when I have the answer.
Edited by CesarNYC - 8/10/11 at 5:45pm
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Lol, nice try. I call shenanigans!
I wouldn't be so sure it's impossible, see my rig. Just inconvenient.


Any who, guess the answer is no and it will cost me 25 dollars to find out. I will update this post when I have the answer.
Yea... you noticed you're having issues bleeding right? Which is why you're asking about adding another res just so you can bleed it w/o jumping thru hoops, lol. I've got 3 35x's in different setups w/o any bleeding issues, though I'm not using the top cap as an inlet.





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