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  1. #1
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    Default Ballast fitting leaks?

    Hey Guys,
    I have a 08 outback v with a stock ballast system. The kiddos are finally interested in surfing and I filled them up for the first time and it seems like every quick connect fitting to the bags has a leak. Is there a trick to sealing those up? Is there a replacement for that O-ring? My OCD freaks out with water just sitting under those bags...
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Try new fittings.

    PVC cement would work.

    3M is probably he most permanent.

    How much water are you getting?

    Assume you are keeping the stock bags, most are swapping out stock bags for bigger ones. Not sure about your model.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MJHSupra View Post
    Try new fittings.

    PVC cement would work.

    3M is probably he most permanent.

    How much water are you getting?

    Assume you are keeping the stock bags, most are swapping out stock bags for bigger ones. Not sure about your model.


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    I was planning on keeping the stock bags for now, Im getting a pretty consistent drip. Maybe a couple of 4 quarts at the end of the day.

    I dont really want to glue them all up, incase I needed to remove them.... Im surprised there isn't a bigger ring to or something to stick in that fitting to snug it up.

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    Try putting some Vaseline or silicone grease on the O-rings.
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    I have also added a little bit of clear silicone.
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    I like the Vaseline idea....When you did the silicone, was it a pain to remove it?

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    That's silicone lubricant, not silicone sealant. It would be a better choice than a petroleum based lubricant (like Vaseline) but it's probably a moot point for this application. I also find that these fitting can leak a bit if they have weird torque/pressures applied. I try to get them straight and nothing pushing/pulling on them.
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    Are the threads leaking, or the quick-connect part? I have used some teflon tape on the threads of the fittings, with mixed results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCSUmoomba View Post
    Are the threads leaking, or the quick-connect part? I have used some teflon tape on the threads of the fittings, with mixed results.
    The quick-connect part is leaking on almost all my fittings. Im surprised there isnt a washer replacement kit....

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    Have not seen replacement washers.

    They sell the 3/4" port fitting for probably $4-5. The quick release is probably $3-4. Order a pair of each from Wakemakers and see if that helps. Worse case is you have a extra set and are out a few dollars.
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