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I got a problem im putting the barbs on my ek block and im trying not to over tighten but the acetal just wont get tight and i notice the threads arent right how can i fix it. Barbs seem to go in it and get tight but the caps dont. I know you only tighten them till the seal is compressed thats the thing its not getting tight enugh to compress it.

My fix right now was to put a barb in the hole that wont hold a cap the barb went all the way in and compressed the 0-ring so i got a barb on each side of the block now.
Edited by Bal3Wolf - 12/22/10 at 12:23pm
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post #2 of 15
Is this for your video card? Try using the provided spacers.

I ran into a similar issue with my Black Ice SR1 480, the radiator didn't like long threaded barbs. :/
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I got my barbs on the metal side with spacers and yes its for a video card the other side has little caps you install thats the problem one cap cant get tight enugh to compress the seal these are short threads lol one side just cant catch it seems.
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You need to use the spacer rings provided with the block.
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Note this is not the metal side i got spacers and barbs installed on that this is the other side where you install the caps which have o-rings on them. A Barb will go on this side just not the spacer i guess i will need to run it like this and run my t-line off thier side.
Edited by Bal3Wolf - 12/22/10 at 12:08pm
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post #6 of 15
Ah, I see now. So barbs screw in fine (on the acetal side) but the end caps can't?

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yep on one of the holes so i got 1 barb on metal side 1 on the acetal side. That will be ok right ?
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post #8 of 15
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yep on one of the holes so i got 1 barb on metal side 1 on the acetal side. That will be ok right ?
Yup. That is why EK put threaded holes on the other side of the block.
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Kinda pisses me off that the threads was screwed im pretty sure i didnt do it cause i didnt have it tight enugh to compress the 0-ring.
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post #10 of 15
Send EK a support ticket and see what they can do.
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