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Hello to all...

I'll use the tube mod in MCP35X reservoir and i want to add a fill and a drain port but i dont know which connectors to use...


Thanks to Martinm210 for the tube mod pic...

I am thinking to use two Delrin TEE T-piece G1/4" fitting option , one for fill and another for drain, something like this:



This connector works or should I look for another? Also, I was watching these two Alphacool, but preferred to use smaller connectors like the first one.


Thanks
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If you use the side port for inlet, then you can use the top cap for fill (it's intended purpose). Btw, you don't need the tube mod if you bleed it properly.
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For the drain I would just use a rotary fitting and then unscrew it over a bucket/bowl so that you dont wet anything, Its much nicer than ugly drains.

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If you use the side port for inlet, then you can use the top cap for fill (it's intended purpose). Btw, you don't need the tube mod if you bleed it properly.
The tube mod isnt for bleeding, it improves flow rates as the pump gets fed. If anything it makes it harder to bleed as the air just goes back up the tube in to the loop once the pump is stopped.
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Hello to all...

I'll use the tube mod in MCP35X reservoir and i want to add a fill and a drain port but i dont know which connectors to use...


Thanks to Martinm210 for the tube mod pic...

I am thinking to use two Delrin TEE T-piece G1/4" fitting option , one for fill and another for drain, something like this:



This connector works or should I look for another? Also, I was watching these two Alphacool, but preferred to use smaller connectors like the first one.


Thanks
That should work. I did a similar set up for my mcp35x, though I only had a fill port, I did not do your second step for a drain. The only thing is it's still a little hard to fill and drain without unscrewing the top of the res a tiny bit to let some air travel in/out. You don't have to but filling and draining take a lot longer.

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For the drain I would just use a rotary fitting and then unscrew it over a bucket/bowl so that you dont wet anything, Its much nicer than ugly drains.



The tube mod isnt for bleeding, it improves flow rates as the pump gets fed. If anything it makes it harder to bleed as the air just goes back up the tube in to the loop once the pump is stopped.
The tube mod does help bleeding. The main problem with using the side ports on that res is how turbulent the water is swirling in the res, and how quickly air bubbles get sucked right back in. Bleeding is 100x easier with this mod, though it is a pain to fill this way.
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