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Hey guys, want to make sure my radiator is set,and wont leak once i hook it up, is there a way to test it and make sure it wont leak?
Thanks, i was thinking just fill it up, but not sure.
Used 30mm screws included with ex 360 with 20mm YL fans, should be set, what i used before. IDK why 20mm yl are even made lol, i should of gotten 25mm, but did not know they made 20mm.
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Yeah, just pour the DISTILLED WATER into radiator's G- threaded/ barb, to see if no leak. Then flush the DISTILLED WATER out of it. that's not hard to do.. biggrin.gif

hope this help ...
Edited by GAMERIG - 5/6/12 at 1:17pm
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anyone use 30mm screws on a ex 360 with 20mm yl? only very little of the screw past teh fan, so shouldnt of punctured, will leak test soon
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Here are some pictures of the screws, does anyone think it went deep enough to puncture the radiator? i doubt it, they are 6-32 thick just as ex 360 like.
2h535us.jpg

mean 5mm is not that big of a diff id think.
Let me know tho.
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you want 6/32 ,1inch and 1/2 long screws
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i put water in it, didnt seem to leak, didnt take much water tho, how much should it take?
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Here are some pictures of the screws, does anyone think it went deep enough to puncture the radiator? i doubt it, they are 6-32 thick just as ex 360 like.
2h535us.jpg
mean 5mm is not that big of a diff id think.
Let me know tho.
Thanks
Whoa, it doesn't correct height size, and will hit and damage on fin or go thru fin. You will end up to waste the new damaging radiator if leak from radiator's fins, then order another one. You need to take radiator to hardware store to find the correct screw height size as 1inch.

G'Luck..
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