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Is this kink too much? or acceptable for this small loop?

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Trying to decide if I should get some anti kink coils or something to try to get this tube to keep its shape a bit better. I would have though 7/16 primochill would have done a little better.



    
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I wouldn't do it if it were me
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Toss a zip tie over the kink and tighten accordingly. Performance/safety over looks any day. Or buy a 45* barb.
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Toss a zip tie over the kink and tighten accordingly. Performance/safety over looks any day. Or buy a 45* barb.
that is exactly what I was thinking of doing instead of buying anti kink

I am just not sure if it is even affecting my loop since it is so small.
    
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As it stands it won't really restrict flow, but it could get worse with time. I wouldn't leave it like that.

I have a feeling that you could organize your loop a little better and get rid of the kink. Care to add a picture from another angle that shows more of the pump/res/radiator?
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i used a close pin to pinch it open, after while the tube was stuck that way. either way thats not the best.
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As it stands it won't really restrict flow, but it could get worse with time. I wouldn't leave it like that.

I have a feeling that you could organize your loop a little better and get rid of the kink. Care to add a picture from another angle that shows more of the pump/res/radiator?
Thanks.. it really seems that this stuff gets pliable and prone to kinking in areas with a small radius once they get some warm water flowing through them... might just get the anti kink and use a tie wrap for now.

Here ya go I realize its a bit of a mess, but the 24pin was slightly in the way, and the bend straight down from the rad outlet right below the res/pump in was too tight to do.




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