Originally Posted by wermad
So the wrench is a bit weak? Would be more reason to make one from cf
Or at least a faux textured applique
Btw, any fittings that were damaged or over torqued easily? I have a friend who is drooling over them but I want to make sure its not gonna be any issues for him.
I'm a bit reluctant to say this because I don't like badmouthing companies, but I've had my fair share of problems getting their fittings off. In most cases when I'm trying to remove the fittings from the block, the barb comes loose from the block while I'm trying to unscrew the compression fitting. And as a result, the entire tube, barb, and compression fitting are all twisting at once. Because the tubing is so tight on the barb, and because the compression fitting is tight on the tube, everything twists all at once. I've easily spend 1/4 of the time on this scenario when it came to replacing the tube, or reinstalling it on the block. And because I'm trying so hard to get each piece seperated, I end up scratching myself, or warping the tool. Once I get the entire thing off, I just hold on to the fitting and twist the tubing while holding on to the compression fitting. Admittedly, I've used the side of the tool despite the fact that the round end is designed to screw in the barb. I did this because I was in a restrictive space, or the tool began to hurt my fingers from the effort of screwing it on or off using the rounded end.
Don't get me wrong, I love the design of the fittings and would obviously buy them again if I'm considering their new carbon fiber fittings. It's just those issues that I'm having difficulty with. My current rig is also my first water cooled rig, so no doubt I've gone through some rookie mistakes, which involved installing and removing the fittings a number of times, so I have to factor that in as well.