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Hello i have a quick question before purchasing tubes and fittings. Did i pick the right tube for 3/8 5/8 monsoon fittings ? If it is wrong can you show me which one would match ?

Thank you.


http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/info/p7788_Tygon-R3603-tubing-15-9-9-5mm--3-8-ID--clear.html

http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/info/p13278_Monsoon-16-10mm--ID-3-8--OD-5-8---compression-fitting-straight-Six-Pack---Matte-Black.html

http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/info/p14634_Monsoon-16-10mm--OD-5-8---Rotary-90----Matte-Black.html

http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/info/p14642_Monsoon-16-10mm--OD-5-8---Rotary-45----Matte-Black.html
post #2 of 7
Well that is the right size and will work good, but Tygon seems to slip out of compression fittings easier than PVC would, so if you don't have tight bends I'd go with PVC, or use 7/16 X 5/8 Tygon tube with 1/2 X 5/8 fittings. I haven't done this, but people seem to have success with it.

However, what you have should work fine. I've had Tygon in matching size compression fittings for a few months now and nothing has fallen out.
    
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I think he was talking about this one
http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/info/p7788_Tygon-R3603-tubing-15-9-9-5mm--3-8-ID--clear.html

I've never used Tygon tubing before, but I understand there are special concerns for it. You might be just as well off with regular PVC tuning. Tygon is a higher quality than the PVC, it's also used in food service to keep from transferring a plastic taste to foods as well as medical applications.

As for size, it's mostly the inner diameter that matters, 3/8 in your case. 3/8 ID is kind of the standard size, anything larger is oversized and anything smaller is undersized. Of course there are advantages to both, and you might just like the look of smaller or larger tubing.

So long as you make sure all of your components are 3/8 ID you should be in good shape.
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Tygon is definitely better, but PVC seems to "like" compression fittings more. So if you don't have to bend the hose too much, I'd go with the PVC one you picked.
    
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post #6 of 7
I'm currently using Tygon 2375 Ultra Chemical Resistant Plasticizer Free Tubing - 3/8" ID (5/8" OD) with 3/8 X 5/8 monsoon fittings. Been running fine since September. The 2375 is a little stiff but hot water helps.
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Thank you so much for help smile.gif Time to order everything now and see it myself ^^
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