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So I need to tap my rad I was told id need a 1/4-19 tap.. I've been just about everywhere locally and all I've seen were 20 and 18 thread count. Any alternatives? Fittings are g1/4 and the rad is also just only my koolance 90s will fit.. I've tried a few other 1/4 fittings such as dds , enzos, and xp all which don't fit.. Gotta fix this asap..Thanks

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post #2 of 11
I would take the fitting and the radiator to the local harware store and tell them what you need to do. They will get you all lined out with what you need. They can measure the threads on your fittings and get you the correct tools.
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post #3 of 11
If the hole is already a G1/4 or even misthreaded, you likely won't have much success fixing the threads without going larger. To do that, you would need a sleeve of some sort. Can't you RMA the radiator? Sounds like it's off or isn't really a G1/4.
 
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I would take the fitting and the radiator to the local harware store and tell them what you need to do. They will get you all lined out with what you need. They can measure the threads on your fittings and get you the correct tools.
good idea thanks bro

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So I need to tap my rad I was told id need a 1/4-19 tap.. I've been just about everywhere locally and all I've seen were 20 and 18 thread count. Any alternatives? Fittings are g1/4 and the rad is also just only my koolance 90s will fit.. I've tried a few other 1/4 fittings such as dds , enzos, and xp all which don't fit.. Gotta fix this asap..Thanks
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Can't rma it.. Its around 2-3 years old frown.gif search the site for the price of the only 1/4 19 tap I could buy another rad Lol.. Thanks all

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post #7 of 11
Might be best to buy another Rad then.
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RE: Tapping rad- Thread is British, BSPT-19, google www.newmantools.com However it brings in other issues such as cost, hassle, flushing out any metal cuttings so it does not damage your pump. I do not know what rad you have but it might be safer to get another rad. Check out the OCN want ads, somebody might have have something for you! Good luck bike.gifmario.gif
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RE: Tapping rad- Thread is British, BSPT-19, google www.newmantools.com However it brings in other issues such as cost, hassle, flushing out any metal cuttings so it does not damage your pump. I do not know what rad you have but it might be safer to get another rad. Check out the OCN want ads, somebody might have have something for you! Good luck bike.gifmario.gif

it is not hard to flush out a rad
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Thanks everyone I decided just to order a new rad.. Picked up a gtx 240 still a upgrade from my bix. Imma still keep the bix and probably bore it out to 3/8 as Ginger suggested in another thread. Thanks again ill rep yall when I get my PC up and running smile.gif

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