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Sounds like ya need to open up that res fill port and top the puppy off while it's running ... give the loop some positive pressure.
Whoa, ex[plain.

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Sounds like ya need to open up that res fill port and top the puppy off while it's running ... give the loop some positive pressure.
Consult now, d3d. Memories of science class are flooding back, lol. Try this first and foremost.
    
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Man you haven't been having much luck the past few days...Is it the return line to the pump? You might be able to put few zip-ties on it to keep it from collapsing...If that line is Tygon you might be able to replace it with Masterkleer or some other stiffer tubing...

EDIT: ^^^^Joe might be exactly right about that...
...Yeah its the return line.

I will try the zip ties.

Dude, I spent a fortune on the Tygon...LOL
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Consult now, d3d. Memories of science class are flooding back, lol. Try this first and foremost.
Alright. So Now I REALLY need to find that DD Fillport stainless steel cap that I've been looking for for the past 2 days..LOL
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Your pump is sucking faster than it can blow ... ( highly technical terms eh ? ) anyway, it sounds as though you have some extreme restrictions going on somewhere in the loop prior to the length that feeds the pump ... causing it to create a vacuum within that section, thus collapsing it.

Popping off the res fill port may alleviate the vacuum, but I'd check for something else ... a pinched piece of hose perhaps? You did say that you'd been shortening your loop prior to this.
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Whoa, ex[plain.

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Hard to explain what causes it frankly because I don't remember the exact physics of it.

N/M, that analogy was horrible. It's just negative pressure, there.

Open the top of reservoir, let unpressurized air in! Hehe
    
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Your pump is sucking faster than it can blow ... ( highly technical terms eh ? ) anyway, it sounds as though you have some extreme restrictions going on somewhere in the loop prior to the length that feeds the pump ... causing it to create a vacuum within that section, thus collapsing it.

Popping off the res fill port may alleviate the vacuum, but I'd check for something else ... a pinched piece of hose perhaps? You did say that you'd been shortening your loop prior to this.
I've got the cap off the fill port, and I don't see any other restrictions.

I made this revision to lessen the amount of tubing used in the loop, this may have compromise the loop some way in a restriction..who knows.

I oughtta draw you guys a picture.

I will draw you guys a picture.
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...Yeah its the return line.

I will try the zip ties.

Dude, I spent a fortune on the Tygon...LOL
Thats really weird, with all my different watercooling with tygon and with some pretty long runs (about 2.75ft) I have never had it collapse before.

Definatly top it off and see what happens. Good luck
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...Yeah its the return line.

I will try the zip ties.

Dude, I spent a fortune on the Tygon...LOL


I know it you just bought that to if I remember right...But yeah if you put a piece of stiffer tubing there it might help...Tygon is so soft it collapse's easier...

EDIT: Yeah we want a picture.....Hope I can stay awake long enough to see it....
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I oughtta draw you guys a picture.

I will draw you guys a picture.
Time to break out the digital camera ...
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