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post #1641 of 7119
Well yeah I want to replace with ones. How did u manage to remove urs?

And since I don't want to use the QDF I bought a meter of tubing but I also can't remove it.
That and they sent me the wrong key to remove the drain plugs it's way too small.
post #1642 of 7119
If I use pliers I am scared to damage it...

Edited by HatallaS - 10/22/15 at 1:47am
post #1643 of 7119
I see glue residue on one of them, I guess it's a trick to buy full replacements.
post #1644 of 7119
I have talked a bit about their design in their support forums, so I will mainly be repeating some things from there.
An EK rep can feel free to quote me to fix whatever mistakes I make, but here goes.

You are buying an AIO unit, its not really meant to be dismantled. The fittings are on super tight, you either need some butter or other lubricants to open them, I used a rubber surface so that any sweat on my fingers didn't cause me to loose grip. Then I twisted one off.
I bought plenty of tubing, but with only 1m you should have enough to make a simple loop with the rad mounted in the top of the case.

The drain plug opens with an 6mm? Allen key. It doesn't follow with the unit because its a fairly common tool and refilling the unit is not necesarry. An AIO, remember? The screws for the fans also use a different bit. It is a torx type, can't remember the size. The key is for dismanteling the backplate on some motherboards, otherwise it couldn't be mounted universally.

The QDC plug seemed hard to remove for me as well, I just let it stay on just so that I can swap back if I want to sell the complete unit for some reason.

The fittings are REALLY tight though. I couldn't see glue on mine I think, but who knows. I got one off with a bit of work and the knowledge that if I messed it up, I still had more cable to make a new loop. If I was scared of breaking it, I probably wouldn't have gotten it loose tbh.
post #1645 of 7119
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If I use pliers I am scared to damage it...
just place something over the fitting and use pliers...even a washcloth works...and no it's probably just a sealant to prevent the fittings from backing off if it was a glue it would be extremely hard to get off...you don't need a pin to jump the psu any piece of wire with insulation between will work
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post #1646 of 7119
Ok so they got back to me, because apparently they didn't know themselves.
I had to use an Allen wrench inside and twist. It worked for the regular fittings, but the rotating ones, impossible.

Trouble now is to remove the fans and have them set as intake.
But they don't use standard ways.
This is taking all afternoon with the gpu.
post #1647 of 7119
So it's impossible to remove that QDC-tube with a regular tube? I really don't like that QDC thing and I want to replace it with a regular black math tube.
post #1648 of 7119
Ill remove one of the twist fittings when I get home today, or fail trying.
My technique will be documented here in an edit probably

EDIT
Nope, I have no idea how i got the first one off. They are insanely tight.
But the torx bit is 2.5mm, for the fans. So there is that.
Edited by Gandlaf - 10/22/15 at 10:29am
post #1649 of 7119
Nice thumb.gif
post #1650 of 7119
You can remove it, but removing the rotating fitting to reuse it on an other tube, that I wasn't able to do.
I am going to run the unit outside the case for a while then I'll fit it in the case and upload some shots.
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