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post #11 of 17
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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.
Thats what I meant. Either the T-line or res before the pump. It looks like he's going to use both though.

Why not use two T-lines (no need for a res) instead? One to fill and the other to drain.

Or you can do what I did and use the same T-line to both fill and drain the loop.
I made a "C" washer which allows me to remove the T-line from the usual vertical position and bend it so I can drain the loop. I can also fill my system while it's on it's side so it is easier to bleed. Have a look:



The hole in the top of my case is bigger than the fillport, but smaller than the "C" washer. It's as easy as loosening the nut just a bit, sliding out the washer, and pulling the T-line out the bottom.


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post #12 of 17
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Thats what I meant. Either the T-line or res before the pump. It looks like he's going to use both though.
I wasn't directing the comment at you... I just hit quote when I responded.

Another idea is to have the res before the pump and the T-line after the pump. When draining you can have the pump push out the water... just make sure the pump never runs dry!
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I wasn't directing the comment at you... I just hit quote when I responded.

Another idea is to have the res before the pump and the T-line after the pump. When draining you can have the pump push out the water... just make sure the pump never runs dry!
Ah, my mistake

That would work, but sounds kind of dangerous
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I prerfer having the T-line to drain the loop since it should minimise the risk of spilling coolant everywhere.
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I prerfer having the T-line to drain the loop since it should minimise the risk of spilling coolant everywhere.
Just put your T-Line in the lowest line in your loop after the pump....You don't have to run your pump to empty it the water will run right through a pump when its turned off...You may have to tilt your case around a little to get it all out..Here is a pic of mine the drain-line is hanging off my rad..I wouldn't have a loop with out a drain anymore just take your res plug out and flip your drain-line over in a bucket and your drained in less the a minute with no mess...


...http://www.overclock.net/gallery/sho...0/ppuser/25855
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Im going with a T line and a res, the T line for easy drain and the res for dam bubbles! they love me these bubbles they just dont go away!!!cant wait to get all my parts i ordered from petras, to set up my new loop.
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Thanks Ira-k, i will do that since my computer will weigh in over 20-30kg
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