Originally Posted by VeritronX
Anyone here have any trouble with the bitspower tank Z multi res? I got the 250mm one and installed it as the manual showed with the orings in the ends, and it leaked on me just putting water in it. Tightening the bottom made it leak worse. Water is coming out of the join where the oring is.
It also didn't want to secure properly with it's mounting arms, they wouldn't clamp tight enough to stop it from slowly sliding downwards or being able to turn.
I have seen in the past, although not in more recent years,, where the tube and cap threads seemed to have been cut with worn/dull tooling.
You may want to see whether the res assembles better with the end pieces on the opposite ends of the tube.
All the ones that I've had issues with were with colored tubes, where I've wanted to use clear ends.
I had a couple sets so bad that that I had to use a razor blade and triangle file to cut the threads on the caps a tiny fraction deeper, and an emery board to smooth the sharp peaks of the internal threads in the tubes.
You can tell if the threads are the problem because it will squeak/squeal, a lot, as you try to assemble the ends to the tube.
Try repeatedly assembling the res without the o rings in a sink of water so that you have a lot of lubrication, and repeatedly assembling until it binds and then un-assembling and reassembling again.
If it's not too bad, you may be able to wear off the high points in the threads and eventually be able to assemble it with the o rings so that it no longer leaks.
On the other hand, you could just RMA it, if that's easier for you.
And yes, the mounting brackets suck.
I've only ever used the Bp brackets alone, to mount a tube horizontally.
For vertical mounting, I use a direct connection to the pump below the res like a male to male rotary, or add an additional support for the res to actually set on, like a small acrylic gusset.Edited by IT Diva - 9/20/15 at 7:25am