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    Default Koolance QD Fittings PROBLEM

    For those of you use Koolance quick disconnect fittings read on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Koolance
    We've found an issue after cutting open the bad fittings. The internal o-rings were a hair out of tolerance. This prevented the plunger from fully sealing when disconnected. Unfortunately, there's not a way to tell if a particular fitting is affected without disconnecting the male and female sides (a towel is recommended). Either the plunger surface won't sit flush with the inside, or if it's already installed, there could be continuous dripping.....
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    Default Re: Koolance QD Fittings PROBLEM

    Nice of Koolance to pay for shipping and all, my 12 VL3N works fine though.

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    Default Re: Koolance QD Fittings PROBLEM



    FFS people stop using QDCs. They're restrictive as Hell even when fully open, prone to issues, and expensive. Use plain old ballvalves and D-plugs.

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    Default Re: Koolance QD Fittings PROBLEM

    Quote Originally Posted by GoatNapp3r View Post
    Nice of Koolance to pay for shipping and all, my 12 VL3N works fine though.
    it works fine if you have less amount of unplugging them. Too many of this process then the O-ring start causing the problem. Unfortunately, Koolance can't tell which batch of the productions are defected to do the recall. That's why Koolance 100% covers all the cost for the replacement or refund as long you can provide the invoice.

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    Default Re: Koolance QD Fittings PROBLEM

    @Earth; I'm using ballvales but no plugs. For average user they are not convenience or less drips than QDCs.

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    Default Re: Koolance QD Fittings PROBLEM

    It's never been about less drips, or better said, fluid loss. It's about seriously reducing the restriction in your loop while maintaining the convenience of immediate, easy disassembly. Who cares if you lose a whole half an ounce of coolant when you disassemble? Doesn't make a mess, doesn't factor into costs.

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    Default Re: Koolance QD Fittings PROBLEM

    no argument about their cost here, those suckers are too expensive. As for restriction, I don't think it's restricted than Apogee XT block?

    1/2 oz is ok if you don't unplug them often like me. Mishaps do happen sometimes.

    Oh..btw I do use plugs forgot about it. I made my own plugs by using reshape able eraser.

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    Default Re: Koolance QD Fittings PROBLEM

    You're going to make me dig up my old photos, aren't you? Well, gimme a min.

    My QDC setup



    Comparison between inner diameter of AquaComputer ballbalve (left) and generic brass ballvalve (right). Anyone wanna buy 8x AC ballvalves? Never used...


    Koolance QDCs are even more restrictive than the AC valve you see above.

    But none of this matters anymore, since Bitspower just released their own sexy ballvalves that are shorter than my brass bruisers, and look much better:


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    Default Re: Koolance QD Fittings PROBLEM

    Isn't it cost more for this kind of setup if you don't use generic parts?

    my ballpark estimate is close to $40 a set.

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    Default Re: Koolance QD Fittings PROBLEM

    About $26 a set if you're using compressions. Cheaper for barbs.

    I can't find one shop with all three items. Sad, to be sure. You're looking at £13.26 for the two valves and two comps. And $6 for the D-plug. $20.49 + $6 = $26.49 each set.

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    Default Re: Koolance QD Fittings PROBLEM

    I will look around for prices.

    I'm using this


    from HomeDepot cost about $8-$10 each.

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