Originally Posted by 0ldChicken
Every time I see someone not using the extension ports on EK's rads there is issues
Curious if that is the problem here
Never thought of the extensions, but I am on the same page as Fate.
Originally Posted by fast_fate daaaam TCO - when you going to start air testing and save the cleaning up
I know you removed the port adapters because of space constraints,Pretty sure you'll find the you need to make the holes bigger in the rad "port facia" so the fitting can go through further.
I'm betting that the fitting going through is butting up against the panel and the o'ring isn't forming a seal on the rad core female thread.
If my suspicion is correct, hopefully won't throw the offset distance to the passthrough out by too much.
Best case scenario might even be that the rad core is leaking, at least then nothing else (fittings and tube) needs adjusting.
When I put everything away last night, I told myself that the fittings were leaking behind the facia and in turn, the water is leaking inside and out the corners, signifying that the fittings are not sealing inside.
Originally Posted by taowulf
Just another day.
Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL
It's a very sad day when that's the "best case scenario" - especially in a micro build... I'm curious how you would replace the rad without adjusting any fittings and tube?
Edit: nm I get what you're saying (especially as this involves drilled pass-throughs)... but full disassembly and reassembly doesn't really strike me as a happy moment either.
My condolences either way, TCO.
(But at least it looks fantastic!)
It's all part of my Process. Learning, process that is.
Originally Posted by IT Diva
It's no use . . . . .
I've tried that suggestion since back when he started his SMA8 build, and we all recall that flood. . . . . several neighboring counties had to be evacuated if I recall correctly . . . .
At least we know why The Cantankerous One is so often The Canoeing One
Ah Diva, you know better than most in here that "Air Testing" has never been my forte'
But if a little water brings you around, there is always room for two in my Canoe
Tomorrow night, I will go to the shop and remove all components in the top compartment, and use the step bit to drill through the facia. Shouldn't take me to long.