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Hi guys. I need male and female quick disconnect that will allow me to use my own fittings. I know koolance has quick disconnects that are threaded, but it says they are threaded to connect directly to components such as cpu block. I need one that is threaded for fittings. I thought thats what female threaded meant, but Im not sure anymore
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I have not seen one like that. You could "make" one by using the threaded Koolance along with a coupler and regular fitting. At that point, you would have made a $50-60 quick disconnect. Is that really worth it?
 
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This looks like what you want. The panel mounting thread is on the outside and the G 1/4" female thread is on the inside. But why do you want to add your own fittings if it's not a panel mount, instead of just getting QD's with built-in fittings?
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This looks like what you want. The panel mounting thread is on the outside and the G 1/4" female thread is on the inside. But why do you want to add your own fittings if it's not a panel mount, instead of just getting QD's with built-in fittings?

Because all my comp fittings are 7/16 x 5/8 and so is my tubing. Koolance doesnt make any with that size comp fitting, and I really dont want any barbs in this loop as I want to keep a clean look.
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I have not seen one like that. You could "make" one by using the threaded Koolance along with a coupler and regular fitting. At that point, you would have made a $50-60 quick disconnect. Is that really worth it?

Thats actually a great idea. Expensive, but I think it will work. Im really just trying to make a drain line.I might have to buy one that has the 1/2id x 3/4od comp fittings on it and just use that size tubing for my drain line. This will save me some money.
Edited by AliceInChains - 2/2/12 at 10:51pm
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This looks like what you want. The panel mounting thread is on the outside and the G 1/4" female thread is on the inside. But why do you want to add your own fittings if it's not a panel mount, instead of just getting QD's with built-in fittings?

This is exactly the one you're looking for. However, note only the male QDC comes female threaded to allow you to connect it to any G 1/4 fitting. The female threaded QDC only comes with male threads.

The same fitting can be found at PPC for cheaper.
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Because all my comp fittings are 7/16 x 5/8 and so is my tubing. Koolance doesnt make any with that size comp fitting, and I really dont want any barbs in this loop as I want to keep a clean look.

I just did the same. I have 1/4" ID compression going to a female-female Bitspower coupler, this then connects to the female [male threaded] QDC which then connects to the male [female threaded] QDC which connects to a Bitspower 7/16" 5/8" compression. Works perfectly. thumb.gif
Edited by Raul-7 - 2/2/12 at 10:58pm
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also guys, whats the difference between vl2, vl3n, etc.?? Which one is the best?
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The VL# are essentially the size. Smaller sizes have a lower #. The N stands for No-Spill. When I remove my QDCs, there's just a tiny drop of liquid that comes out. Not even enough to literally drop out of the end. I have the VL3N in 3/8 x 5/8
 
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also guys, whats the difference between vl2, vl3n, etc.?? Which one is the best?

In general the higher the number, the lower the restriction (ie. the better it is). The 'N' dictates no-spill. The VL4N has the lowest restriction, but it's also much larger and only comes in G 3/8". I'd stick with VL3N since it uses G 1/4".
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ah, I see. That makes sense. Thanks alot guys, you have been very helpful. +rep
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One last question guys, is the vl2n series really restrictive? I like that its low profile and its substantially cheaper in the long run as im getting 2 and 1/2 sets total. But if its crazy restrictive Id just be better off with vl3n
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