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Would there be any problems having a fillport and a res? I would have a 1/2" T connection and a ball valve on the loop and then the fillport at the top of the case. I would like to use it to add coolent to the loop and be able to drain the loop as well.

Any help will be welcomed.
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post #2 of 17
I would use the res for filling right before the pump. Then use the "fillport" for draining at the lowest point of the loop.
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post #3 of 17
Do yourself a favor and get rid of the res. They are often the source of leaks and cause you to use much more coolant than you actually need. Trust me, it isn't worth it.
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post #4 of 17
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Thats good and it might help with bleeding as well. And with the valve there it shouldnt affect the flow if it is closed.
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post #5 of 17
I don't think you want a valve closing off your T-line.

The level in my T-line actually rises and falls a few millimeters throughout normal operation. Think of it as a mini-res, if you block of flow from the T-line you may risk putting extra strain on your pump.

Also when I turn the pump on the level in my T-line drops about 1/2", so I don't think a valve would be a good thing, kinda like sucking on a straw with your finger over the other end, too much work for your lungs.
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post #6 of 17
Yeah just use the res for filling and bleeding and put a T-Line in your lowest tube for a drain thats what I do..
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post #7 of 17
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Well the pump will be the lowest, so should i put a T-line in before or after the pump
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post #8 of 17
You should put the T-line before the pump, same as a res.
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD Dave View Post
You should put the T-line before the pump, same as a res.
You don't need a fillport and a reservoir before a pump. Just make a choice of one or the other. It is redundant to have both.
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post #10 of 17
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Duckie im having both so i can use the T-line to drain the loop.
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