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Hi,

I’m putting together a w.c. system. The components include a Hydor selz L35. I have yet to fire it up but I’ve heard they can be leaky. If so, from where? What’s the fix..

This is pretty important in that my plan has the pump hanging upside down from the top of the case (don’t ask… long mod story).

Thanx In advance.
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Hi,

I’m putting together a w.c. system. The components include a Hydor selz L35. I have yet to fire it up but I’ve heard they can be leaky. If so, from where? What’s the fix..

This is pretty important in that my plan has the pump hanging upside down from the top of the case (don’t ask… long mod story).

Thanx In advance.
Sorry I can't really help with your question

Odds are it'll be at the barbs...they look kinda funky. Make sure to use teflon tape to help seal the threads.

Lets see some pics of you "long mod story"!
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Odds are it'll be at the barbs...they look kinda funky. Make sure to use teflon tape to help seal the threads.
Be careful with Telfon/Plumbers tape. Make sure you don't have any of it loose or it can clog something up.
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I use an L35 no leaks at all.

I didn't use teflon tape the barbs have o-rings.

No leaks in over a year....

I did find that the head pressure is not up to par if you are using blocks with the g1/4 or 1/4" (each is the same but one has different thread length) try to use blocks or coolers with 9/16 inlets and 1/2 high flow barbs.....the same goes for your res. also use 5/8" Y's and T's so you get a 1/2" I.D.

I can give you a list of higher flowing blocks and parts if you would like...

Don't worry the L35 will still cool well enough for high end gaming and video editing with the restrictive lower flow fittings.....but if you are buying all new stuff then better is well.....BETTER....

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Sorry I can't really help with your question

Odds are it'll be at the barbs...they look kinda funky. Make sure to use teflon tape to help seal the threads.

Lets see some pics of you "long mod story"!
Thanks for you interest, not clear on how to post an image and a link to a bigger one ( I guess) yet.

The gist of the thing , the gaulet I threw down for my self sprung from my observation that the typyucal midtower cas is about 90% air, So I set my a goal of stuffing my whole Gigabyt 965P-DS3 and a W.C.'d system into a baby AT box.... lots of unintended conquences (good) when the chips fell into place).

Sneak preview; Motherboards upside down, psu stands on it's end in the bottom of the case ..Nice for balance, (I've kicked my current rig over more than once), side pannel hinges down with mboard mounted on it for service, & most of the wet stuf is in front of or below the "shocky" stuff.

Curently has a singke blck ice extr. 120x1 rad with a 2 fan/shroud push pull fan set up. This is al pretty easy so far, so to complicate my life I 'm trying to work in another fan/shroud/rad set up.

So when I figure out how to attach pics to posts, I sure will.

Thanx again for your interest
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Be careful with Telfon/Plumbers tape. Make sure you don't have any of it loose or it can clog something up.
THanks,have you had first hand experience with this pump? I was really just wondering if there was any I should be aware of outside the obvious. Someon had comented that they are known to leak. where and wasn't clear

Thanks

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...So when I figure out how to attach pics I sure will...
It's pretty easy.

You can upload attachments directly to the forum directly by going to "User CP" then on the left hand side at the bottom you'll see "attachments".

Or you can upload your images to an image hosting site, and then link them to your post using BBC tags (just click "insert image" above the main window where you write up your post).

Sounds like a cool mod job you've done there...looking forward to the pics!
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I use an L35 no leaks at all.

I didn't use Teflon tape the barbs have o-rings...
I didn’t think Teflon tape on a "g" thread would really do any thing either, maybe a little fail-safe but with no thread taper, no pressure on threads. no gain..

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I did find that ...
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what I'm stuck with. ..I've not seen 9/16 anywhere? 90 percent of the stuff I've seen is g1/4

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try to use blocks or coolers with 9/16 inlets and 1/2 high flow barbs.....the same goes for your res. also use 5/8" Y's and T's so you get a 1/2" I.D.
I've heard metal barb referred to as "high flow, but they’re still g4 threads ( I think) are they better do to thinner walls or something?

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I can give you a list of higher flowing blocks and parts if you would like...
Out of curiosity I would, but I'm pretty much stuck with what I got, so don’t go out of your way.

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Don't worry the L35 will still cool well enough .. video editing with the restrictive lower flow fittings....
Ya, not a gamer, but I work on modeling and animation Also do some video for said, does tax the systemThis thing is a project in itself but in the end, a durable, fast workstation (I hope).

My situation is, that I am at the mercy of outdoor ambient temps, for me they’re comfortable, but, my rig dosn’t where shorts and sandals. Doing the W.C.ing thing just so my little e6300 @3,4ghz will run happy over the summer (might run pina-colatas through the sysem on hot days ).

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good luck with your set up
Thanks, and thanks for sharing your experience with the pump

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