View Full Version : Fixed my pump! Tapped with Fittings *!IMAGES!*

01-03-2009, 09:25 AM
Had a few issues with my pump that made it hard to fit in my case. First part was the large grip that was replaced by the Bitspower casing. It was expensive but i figured it would take care of that problem for me.

The next step was to machine the barbs and tap them, which worked great (except for a small bit machined on accident on the front of the top barb).

With the 45 degree rotating fitting from Bitspower and a compression fitting, there is now a good angle for my tubing which stops it from hitting up against my hard drive cage and I can keep my pump away from my video cards.

So now everything works great and I love my new pump :)


Here is a shot of it in my case (will post final results in the case gallery):

01-03-2009, 09:29 AM
Thats pretty cool, with the chrome back it really makes the pump look much better than it originally did.

01-03-2009, 09:30 AM
Nice:) Bitspower solves everything!

01-03-2009, 09:32 AM
awesome job!

01-03-2009, 10:17 AM
Wow, that looks really nice. I have thought about doing this if I ever get a D4. How hard would you say that was to do?

01-03-2009, 11:39 AM
bitspower solves all and improves the looks...........

01-03-2009, 11:51 AM
The modding job looks professional. I like it a lot :).

01-03-2009, 12:27 PM
KaptainCrunch: Bubbles cause i had just filled it... no bubbles now and pump is very silent. The barbs were cut at a friends machining shop. I was originally going to dremel them off and file them down but he was very convincing when he said he could do it perfect with his equipment! Barbs are straight and perfect, eyeing the inlet and outlet is a very smooth view as it should be.

Pump works great so far.

01-03-2009, 12:41 PM
Laing should offer the top for the D5 with G1/4 internal threading as standard, albeit slightly modified to be stronger at the threads.

01-03-2009, 12:53 PM
Great job on tapping that stock top. Looks real nice with the bling kit too! :up:

01-03-2009, 05:35 PM
Sabre2 how long has the pump been running ?

i see tiny bubbles getting recycled through pump

what noise/s you hear as the pump starts ? is the same or changes

my concern is the inlet to small, does the opening (throat) matched the original hole not smaller, may have to use dremel an feather end opening

its ok to go small on pressure side of pump but never go smaller on suction side of pump creates cavitation

other than that great craftsmanship :up:

I'll satisfy your curiosity. Those pictures were taken 15 minutes after filling the loop. I've ALWAYS had microbubbles filling my loop and usually by the next day they are gone and the res has some air in it as a result (my guess is, it accumulates there for good reason).

These new pictures however, are taken over 24 hours from filling. I threw in a couple of pictures of what the bubbles should look like... some are clinging on the barb in my reservoir (those too will be gone soon).

Middle pipe you were pointing at:
Res with tiny bubbles on barbs:
Outlet of res:

Does that look good? :shrug:

01-03-2009, 05:55 PM
Canon Powershot S3 IS Super Macro Mode and a steady hand :D

01-03-2009, 06:07 PM
Why do you have a barb screwed into the inside of your EK res top?

01-03-2009, 07:45 PM
I'm wondering how he filled his loop

01-03-2009, 07:51 PM
I'm wondering how he filled his loop

only place i can see is the vidcard plug

01-03-2009, 08:20 PM
my guess is needle an syringe through the bleed hole on TC rad ?

if so that would require a lot of patience

01-03-2009, 08:42 PM
I have a rotating fitting on the top of my reservoir so i can unscrew the cap. Once I pour liquid in the res and its filled as much as I can, i turn the pump on and it sucks water... while it sucks the water, i continue to pour until it's made a cycle through and comes from the inlet of the reservoir top... which then falls back in the reservoir. Quite the sight to see really... once it's filled that way I bleed the radiator and put more water.

Then I tilt my case and trap most of the air in my res, refil that sucker up right after that. About three or four times of this and my system has no air. Core Temp shows temps on the CPU as 50-54 under load with Prime 95.

Before I had the rotating fitting, I used to put a funnel on a piece of tubing and lift it above the rad to fill it. But that was so much of a pain. The way it is right now, my system passed prime95 for 20 hours at 3.15ghz overclock with GPUs loaded and my fans on all lowest settings (VERY quiet). Seems to work fine... my only concern is the 680i board giving me problems with OCs cause of the Core2Quad. I will wait till mid year and most likely upgrade to a better case, and intel chipset.

01-04-2009, 04:01 AM
Wow!! Res in barb . Very Good Idea for don't bubble go.