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I am wanting to replace my MCP35B pump top with an EK top. Having trouble finding the right size hex tool to fit the bottom 4 screws.

Anyone know the correct size or tool to remove this pump top?

Swiftech MCP35B



The EK top I will be replacing it with.

EK-DDC X-Top

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Got a T-15 or T-20 driver? It's one of those. Or you cna cheat with a narrow flat head that can fit in there. thumb.gif Also, is this past the warranty period?
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Originally Posted by bmaverick View Post

Got a T-15 or T-20 driver? It's one of those. Or you cna cheat with a narrow flat head that can fit in there. thumb.gif Also, is this past the warranty period?
I have both, fit but there is a little tension on the screws. Didn't want to mess up the heads.

Will give it another try this afternoon.

ETA: Still under warranty, but I want to use the EK top. biggrin.gif
Edited by rationalthinking - 11/7/12 at 11:03am
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They put a tiny bit of sealer on the screws originally, and require a tad bit of torque to break them free. Once they are, they move effortlessly. Just take your time and you'll be fine. biggrin.gif
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