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Watch out when buying plastic or brass fittings. Typically only the OD is specified.
The manufacturer picks an ID that he thinks will provide the strength (wall thickness) that he thinks he needs for the applications he envisions - and none ever think of water cooling!

I always drill out the ID to the maximum ID (minimum wall thickness) that works for my application.
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post #12 of 14
anything of any type CAN leak

nice thing about a plastic fitting screwing into a brass radiator is.. the threads are tapered, so the further in your crew it, the tighter is gets and begins to bite inot the plastic


try that with copper, brass or alum and you liable to end up buying more than you expected.


that said, teflon tape is a good thing, IF used sensibly

but sensibly, and plastic fillings inot brass/alum/copper, won't be leaking either
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Sorry for late Reply, was on holliday. Thx for all the creative advice! Am still curious if using a part made of MS will cause problems in this loop?
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