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post #1 of 9
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Hello

Im brandnew to watercooling putting it all together today. Thankfully its a very small leak at one of the radiator fittings. - What i need to know now is how to proceed!

I have the radiator mounted outside the case, so its easy to shake etc. Its not leaking from where the tube is clamped onto the fitting. Its leaking from the hose tail but theres already an O-ring there.

I guess i have to drain most of the system and replace the fitting right? Or can i take the radiator up on top of the case and try and replace it there?

Inputs greatly appreciated!
post #2 of 9
Lay your case on it's side or whatever in a manner that will let you work on the rad without a danger of spilling into the case. Put towels pver the rig in case and replace the fitting.

Cannot tell from your dedscription what is wrong--a picture maybe?
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post #3 of 9
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Sorry im not so great with english. ill try and explain

http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=34&page=1

The leak is between the radiator and the black ring on the fitting (Not where i put the tube on)
post #4 of 9
You might have it tightened down to much...That will make the O-Ring leak...Either that or it's not tightened enough may be....If you cant get the leak to stop drain it and put some Teflon tape on the fittings....
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post #5 of 9
Is the O-ring in good condition? That could cause it to not seal well.

Not tightening it enough (or too much) is also a possibility.
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post #6 of 9
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Thanx guys. I laid the case down, and kept the radiator high, almost no fluid ran out. :-) - nothing to be worry about! I replaced the fitting, and the O-ring seams much better now - probablt tightened the first one too much

Thanx guys, im on to filling/bleeding again now
post #7 of 9
I jsut bought these fittings and I had to teflon tape the hell out of them in an Innovatek Radiator they did not leak bad but it still had a bit of a leak on both fittings...
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post #8 of 9
You need to put teflon tape on ALL of your threaded fittings.
    
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post #9 of 9
i wpuld put teflon tape on all your threaded fittings like snerp said and i would also replace the o ring were the leak is occuring at.
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