Originally Posted by akira749
You're the second person who ask this, @iBruce
being the first.
could tell us how to do it.
I have those same chips and nicks in my glass tube, not sure if that’s causing the leaks. My top and bottom aluminum retentions nuts have all the paint intact, but I’ve tried to reassemble the X4 about nine times and cannot figure out if the rounded gasket goes around the glass tube first or the rectangular flat gasket goes in first or second. No instructions how to reassemble the “lower watertight seal” after you place the LED strip in its proper position.
I did get to a point a few times where all looked good and was seating well so filled up with distilled water to leak test, for a couple hours all was well, then let stand overnight and woke up to a puddle of water on the floor, so yea I’m lost getting this thing back together.
The nicks and broken places in the glass edges don’t look very good but seem like they are below where the actual watertight seal is supposed to take place.
I got this new EK REVO plexi pump top to go with the X4, but if I can’t become confident in using the X4, guess I’ll use this white 140 X3 res in photo below, only had to buy the white res bottom today to complete the X3 white res since I had the top and tube, for a backup if confidence cannot be restored and all plans of using the new X4 fail.
Thanks EK, if you guys can figure out how to put the X4 back together, please let us know.
As you can see in this pic, I can’t even get the X4’s res top to reseat flat on the glass tube (after removing the bulky ring nut), the threaded plastic X3 res on the left may be the way I go with my S8S, the size difference between the two parts is substantial.
I might just wait until the X4 reservoir family matures and comes out with a slightly smaller glass tube 140mm or 150mm and a white accessory top, but still holding out hope for the X4, waiting on three parts (including the recalled EK 140mm ER fans) so I’ve got a couple months to work it all out before I complete the build. Edited by iBruce - 11/2/15 at 2:32pm