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    Default The warmer weather \ leaking

    Yesterday went to a buddies to help him stain his deck. Brought my Russian 91 on my mech mod, and my Vivi Nova on my VV/VW ego.

    Left the Russian in my car inside my backpack pocket as this was just to heavy to use whilst staining.

    After about 5 hours when I went home, I went to take out my Russian, and I could smell the juice. I thought to myself Oh no my juice leaked, and sure enough it did. I leaked about 1.5 to 2 ML (I could tell by how much was left in the tank) out of the air hole.

    It has never leaked before, and did not leak once I whipped it off, and got it home.

    I have heard of pressure changes making them leak such as with a plane trip or climbing Mt. Everest .

    Has anyone had this happen to them, or was this just a fluke? It wasn't even that hot out only about 80, and probably about 90-95 inside the car.

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    Temps inside a car on an 80 degree day can easily reach 120 degrees. Juice is liquid that is thinned by higher heats. I live in Florida, I don't leave my juice inside the car....

    I would bet that one of your o rings leaked the juice...
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    i have had this happen to me with my Kayfuns and ProTanks. Pressure builds inside the tanks from the heat and pushes fluid out the air intake. Try storing them upside down if you know they are going to be in the heat, works well for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    Temps inside a car on an 80 degree day can easily reach 120 degrees. Juice is liquid that is thinned by higher heats. I live in Florida, I don't leave my juice inside the car....

    I would bet that one of your o rings leaked the juice...
    It leaked from my air hole.

    Thanks Porkchop that makes sense. I just noticed that the juice running from that leak messed up the Petina on my Brass King. So pissed right now.

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    Wow... thanks for that upside-down tip! Why didn't I think of that.
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    I had a simpler experience a little over a year ago. I had a vivi nova on an ego battery. It was a hot summer day, I tossed the set up in my glovebox. I was gone for a couple of hours, when I got back juice had leaked out everywhere! I believe it will happen in high temps with any setup. The heat causes the e liquid to thin.

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    I left mine in the sun and for some reason when I puffed I actually slurped a mouthful of juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    Temps inside a car on an 80 degree day can easily reach 120 degrees. Juice is liquid that is thinned by higher heats. I live in Florida, I don't leave my juice inside the car....

    I would bet that one of your o rings leaked the juice...
    Well I think your right, as I just did a refresh rebuild because it started to leak again. New rebuild leaked as well.
    I'm thinking one of the O rings went and now air is getting in there, thus causing the leak. Now to figure out which one it is.

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    I don't know of any setup immune to the heat. The kf is more resilient than most though.

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    Top coil atomizers like the vivi nova shouldn't leak from pressure change caused by temp or altitude but could if lying down. Temp can thin the liquid but still should be ok if upright. Bottom coil toppers need to be kept upside down when not in use in a vehicle.
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