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#1 magicfx

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:51 AM

I have on problem on installing Subal flat port into my Subal housing.
However, I just can't find a right initial angle to fit the Zen mini port to Subal housing.

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Should I try 90 degree left first and push the port into the groove and turn clockwise?

Edited by magicfx, 08 June 2012 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:08 AM

Yes, should be as pictured, then rotated 1/4 turn clockwise.

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#3 magicfx

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:14 AM

Yes, should be as pictured, then rotated 1/4 turn clockwise.


Should I press the port til o-ring can't be seen before I rotate?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:42 AM

Yes. If the O-ring is not enclosed it cannot make a seal.

Try it without the o-ring, to get a hang of how to line it up. Then fit it again with the o-ring.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:20 AM

The Zen port "feels" a little different in installing vs the usual Subal ports. With a little practice it will fit fine. I always triple check it because it seems a little different when I install it.
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#6 magicfx

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:07 PM

Ya, I should push the port before I rotate it.
I treated it too carefully :)

Put your palms on the hood and push he port with you body weight.

Edited by magicfx, 08 June 2012 - 08:00 PM.