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Old February 26, 2011, 03:28 AM
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when you take close up pictures use MACRO function, it's the one with flower logo, when taking picture hold down shoot button half way and it should zoom ;) and focus

I think using wrench to tighten is okay. that's what i did with mine too, I did read somewhere not to do it too tight or o ring will be useless
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Old February 26, 2011, 07:49 AM
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I had a leak in my rad in the same exact place and I just tightened the fitting, leak stopped.
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Old February 26, 2011, 09:31 AM
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How much force have you used with the wrench? If you put it too tight, you'll damage the o-ring and it won't seal properly.

It should only be hand-tight plus 1/2 turn with a wrench at the most IMO.

As for the "look", how about buying black compression fittings? Expensive, yes, but they'll look great and provide a secure, reusable connection.
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Old February 26, 2011, 10:55 AM
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buy a 1$ roll of teflon tape. i use it in EVERYTHING in my wc loop. it'll save you headaches later on.
make sure you roll it on one way so that when you're screwing the barb in, it doesn't get screwed off.
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Old February 26, 2011, 11:16 AM
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mekaw... thank you for a lesson... but i was hurry because my brother cant find a charger... so i had to take the picture as quick as possible...

lowfat suggested me to not use wrench... just tight it by hand... so i have to tight it by 1/4 or so with wrench... i know that i was not tighting it very hard...

i agreed... i should get compression fitting... i can see why its hassle-free... next time i will buy...

rezyac... the radiator could not be prefect one... i guess...

about telfon tape... what if i want to remove it?

anyway.... i check my system.. it still has no leaking... in less than 24 hour...
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teflon tape is just a thin layer of teflon roll. when you want to remove it, just unscrew the barb or fittings and it'll be on the thread still, which you can easily remove with a finger.

I used it on all my fittings also. works like a charm
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Old February 26, 2011, 11:30 AM
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teflon tape goes on the threads on the barbs so you can't see it.
if you want to remove it, u just unroll it. its like a thin piece of rubber for extra seal.
i would strongly recommend it.
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i will get it when i have time... ( i will need to disassemble it for paint anyway)

thanks for some informations...
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its still not leaking for more than 12 hours... i guess its time to put storage into pc now (ram, sdd and hdd) + fan...

but i will check it in a few hours... and few days too...
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sigh... inlet is leaking suddenly...

hmmm guess to tight it with wrench again...
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