Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE
Originally Posted by ACMH-K
Originally Posted by Halo_003
It's normal for o-rings to show, only hand tighten, don't use any tools on them or you can burst o-rings and then have leaks.
I have hands like vice grips so should I not completely tighten them seeing as I might burst an o-ring like you said, let me attach a picture:
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And I bought the Swiftech MCP655 Special Edition with tapped G1/4 threads, on the inlet of the pump, none of my fittings hand tighten all the way in, (I have a T fitting that is supposed to go in there but won't) it looks like I might have to break out a wrench for it.
The outlet on the pump hand tightens just fine, I have a compression fitting in that one, and it threads all the way in.
I figured I'd ask before I break out a wrench because I don't want to strip the threads on the inlet or the fitting itself.
That is not sealed,you will need to tighten that more.
As for 'bursting' o-rings,dont worry about that,there is a cut out in the fitting to stop that happening,not that o-rigs actually burst......
Tighten till it will tighten no more!
No don't! Don't go ripping on a metal fitting in a plastic housing, A: you may strip it or B: You could split the housing.
Double check the threads aren't borked or cross threaded. Go to a local machine shop and see if they have a G1/4 tap and ask if they could run it through real quick. take a fitting and test it when you do.
Or try a refund/return if possible.