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    Default ModGuide: MCP655 Pump Mod

    MCP-655 pump is one of the most powerful and popular pump in the watercooling world. It's designed for high flow system, that's one of the reason why it has two fixed 1/2" bards.

    However, fixed bards dont' give you the flexibility to use different size tubing. Let say if you decide to use 3/8"ID tubes. It's no way you can put this tube on the 1/2" bard even you deep it in hot boiling water. You have to use 1/2" to 3/8" reducers, these adaptors will hurt the flow rates and cost.

    Stock Pump


    In this mod guide, I'm going to show you how to do G1/4" thread tapping so this pump can be more versatitle to accept any kind of G1/4" fittings. G1/4" thread become more and more standardize for the fitting now.

    Tool & Material Need
    1/4"BSSP - 19 TPI Plug Bit
    Tap Wrench
    1/2" (11.8mm) Drill Bit
    Power Drill
    Hacksaw or Dremel
    Sandpaper - 320, 400 & 600 Grit
    Zip-Lock bag


    Step One: Pump Dismantle
    Unscrew the motor lock collar to remove the motor body away from the bard-housing.
    Now remove the bard-housing from the support barcket by unscrew 4 screws on the side,
    don't forget to remove the O-ring off the housing as well. Put the screws, O-ring, motor and
    bracket in a Zip-Lock bag or a container to prevent they go M.I.A. (Missing In Action).



    Step Two: Bard Off
    You need to cut off two fixed bards right at the port body (see pic below). You can use hacksaw
    or Dremel with cut-off disc to chop them off. After you cut the bards off, you need to do some
    sanding. You need to sand off the hacksaw's teeth marks, this areas need to be perfectly smooth
    because this is where the seal O-ring will be resting on. Any uneven surfaces is a potential of leakage.



    First, use 320 grit paper to smooth out the teeth marks and then use 400 grit to smooth the
    surfaces out even more then finished it off with 600 grit paper.

    As you see here; some scratched left behind by the hacksaw blade.


    Step Three: Boring
    The Inlet/Outlet holes are only 9.7mm (3/8"), it has to be 11.8mm (1/2") so you can tap the threading.
    You need to bore these ports to 1/2" size by using a power drill with 11.8mm (1/2") drill bit.
    First you need to secure the bard-housing to a table top or a workbench so it won't mobile when
    you try to bore the hole. It is hard to bore a 1/2" opening from the existing hole with straight clean cuts.
    You need to start with a bit that is slightly bigger than the hole, something like 27/64" bit then moving upwards to the next size until you reach 1/2" bit.
    Make sure to hold the drill straight and sturdy, start out slowly drilling the hole, watch out for the
    kickback when the bit starts to cease up. This procedure is much easier with a drill press than hand held drill.

    Repeat this procedure for the second port.





    Step Four: Tapping
    Insert G1/4" tap into the port hole and gently turn the bit until its teethes catched on the port walls, then start slowly apply some pressure and do a full clockwise turn and quarter counterclockwise to release the swarfs, repeating this process until you complete tap the threading.
    Make sure to keep the tap line straight up, this is very important if your tap line is crooked
    then the fitting will go on crooked.



    Step Five: Clean Off
    Clean the holes with compressed air or use fresh distilled water to rinse the particles off.
    Assembly the pump back.

    Fitting test with varies G1/4" bards & compression fittings.

    Swiftech: 1/2" Bards


    Bitspower: 3/8" Compression


    Koolance: 3/8" Compression


    Now you can use any kind of fittings that is G1/4" threads.

    Note: You should do a leak test with the pump first before you install in in your loop.
    Especially if you use compression fittings because its O-ring is a little thinner therefore it might
    not give you a tight seal as the bard do.

    If there is a leak you can do the following;
    Replace the O-ring with thicker one or use Teflon tape to seal the threads.

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    Default More Mods

    Optional Mods:
    Pump painting and wire-sleeving. You can paint the pump to any colour you like.
    I used pewter metalic as you see it here. If you are not good at painting then you can purchase Bitspower D5 Mod kit to dress up your pump.

    Bitspower Compression Fittings


    EK Water Blocks - HighFlow Bards


    Koolance HighFlow Compressions

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    WOW!!!
    Nice, deton good effort with all that nice pics and thorough details. I thought of doing this mod before buying the EK top for my MCP655.

    Excellent stuff deton!

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    There's pros and cons of doing this mod vs. of buying EK top.
    If you have the access to the die & tap tool and cutting tools...etc, then it's worst to do the modding. Because a 1/4" BSSP 19TPI is not cheap, it's cost almost the same price as EK top.

    The good thing if you have this tapping bit then you can use it for any other mods, such as reservior mod or waterblock top mod...etc.

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    Default Re: ModGuide: MCP655 Pump Mod

    Great guide i have EK tops right now on my 2 D5's but still have the stock tops and sure i will have many more pumps in the future. Thanks very helpful.

    MybadOmen

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    Very nice mod there. Can save money in long run.

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    very creative...i like this mod

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    Nice.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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