Triton Leak fix possibility!!

Ok, I've had my trident with my .4 ohm coil in and out of the box I lost 2 full tanks in a puddle that my poor SX Mini sat in over night. Didn't use the tank for a few days tinkering with ideas and with the same coil, I changed the o-ring on the head, and took an extra o-ring for a drip tip I had laying around and shoved it around the chimney. It's sat overnight for the last 7 hours and with it ready to vape and air intake fully closed I have no puddles, no leaks, bone dry and still totally full. Using high vg juice, but was using the same liquid as before. Seems as though the o-ring that's supposed to seal off the top of the coil and chimney wasn't sufficient. If anyone has a delta 2, check the o-ring in that, it's huge. I'll keep updating as the day goes by, going to open up the air intake now and see how things go by sun up in a few hours. But so far, no gurgle, no spit back, and I'm using a wide bore drip tip, so we shall see.
Southy321drysprocket
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  • Excellent advice @sunshine5150! We keep getting the o-ring possibility regarding leak issues. I am glad that you have taken the time to experiment and give this feedback! Aspire needs to pick up on this information! Thanks! :-bd
    Southy321
  • ...same experiment on going here!
    I found a replacement oring from a Kayfun 4 kit and I put it inside the chamber, over the stock one (too thin, IMHO!).
    Reassembling the base kit with the upper part, everything seems snug and better "sealed".
    Half a tank it's surely not enough, but so far so good: no gurgling and no leaking whatsoever (@ 1.8 Ohm coil)!
    I'll keep you updated...
    charlzrocks
  • @sunshine5150 Thanks for posting - is there any chance you could add some pictures to illustrate further?
  • deepblue said:

    ...same experiment on going here!
    I found a replacement oring from a Kayfun 4 kit and I put it inside the chamber, over the stock one (too thin, IMHO!).
    Reassembling the base kit with the upper part, everything seems snug and better "sealed".
    Half a tank it's surely not enough, but so far so good: no gurgling and no leaking whatsoever (@ 1.8 Ohm coil)!
    I'll keep you updated...

    Excellent! We are all awaiting your final outcome. If this fix works, we can make sure product development gets the memo on it! =D>
  • Day 2 Test results
    After several tanks, a fresh coil installed and some “stress tests” (leaving the Triton in its “vape” position even overnight; vaping until the tank is fully empty and filling it well above recommended), I can say …problem fixed!
    No more leaking at all from the base and just some little gurgling, but only right after a refill (gurgling goes away after few puffs).
    I do believe Aspire Product Development should better rework the chimney’s oring: that’s where the issues are!
    And by the way – as other mentioned – please provide a narrower “Triton style” drip tip for all of us (many) mouth to lung vapers out there.
    charlzrocksdrysprocket
  • Awesome to hear @deep blue! I am glad you have solved the problem and are having a good vape. @Tina needs to read this thread for your process to fix the leaking Triton and get the information to Aspire Product Development right away! Great Job! :-bd
  • Hey guys could you do a favor for a nearly blind man and post a picture of the particular seals you are talking about? We would really appreciate it.
    charlzrocksdrysprocket
  • @sunshine5150 and @deepblue, can either of you post a photo of the o-ring that you are talking about as @tina is not sure which one it is that she should tell product development about. any pictures will be a BIG help...and thanks again for your thoughtful experimentation and patience regarding this leak situation!
  • You can't go wrong, as far as I can see without disassembling the Triton upper tank part, there is just one o-ring inside the chamber.
    You can see the one I put on it over the stock one (mine is black, while the stock one beneath mine is clear).
    Let me just add that mine is just a workaround, not THE solution!
    Dimensions and shape is the key: I'm still having some minor gurgling issues due to the simple fact that I used a plain o-ring, that of course cannot grant a full seal giving the shape of its slot and the chimney itself.
    midnightwolfViruk
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  • ** USER WARNING **

    For those of you that want to try my workaround, please consider that once a new/additional o-ring is in place, it's nearly impossible to remove due to the extremely narrow space you have to work with.

    SO DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
  • …It’s holiday here, so I have some more free time to play with the Triton…

    The more I experiment, the more it looks like there is a design issue on the evaporation chamber insulation!

    A) If you have an Atlantis, put one of the Trident coils in it and vape: no gurgling and no leaking whatsoever!
    Reason: the Atlantis has a threaded chimney that locks the coils and let its o-ring working properly. The Trident has been designed differently (threading on the base).

    B) If you don’t have an Atlantis, try to carefully rinse all parts of your Triton (except the coil, of course!), reassemble it and fill it JUST a little (let’s say 1ml). Again, no leaking and no gurglings!
    Reason: that small amount of e-liquid doesn’t reach the inside height of the coil, so it doesn’t flow into the coil from the top of it (which is the reason why I strongly believe we have leaking and gurgling issues).

    My final thoughts on the matter?
    New Trident coils are AWESOME! The flavor and the amount of vapor they produce can match most of my RTA (and I’m a long time vaper with a lot of gear and experience).
    So, if you want the best from new Trident coils without any headaches, just buy a pack …and use them on an Atlantis!

    While you (and me) are doing so, we will patiently wait for Aspire to release a fix for the Trident. Hoping they will not forget about who already spent money beta testing a product!
    Old_SaltdrysprocketJoel360
  • ...sorry for the typo errors above: of course it's Triton, not "Trident".
  • Ok, good to hear....will have @tina forward this info to product development!
  • @deepblue how in the heck did you remove the existing O-ring?
  • @Guz
    I didn't. I just put a spare one over the existing one.
  • I had the same problem myself after filling the tank. It would pour out the bottom. The extra O ring is a good fix. The other thing I did was even before taking the drip tip off to fill, I turned it to the fill sign, and after filling putting the drip tip back on before turning it back to vape. This has been working ok so far, besides a bit of gurgling. As I found the air pressure was pushing to much liquid into the base area resulting in non stop leaks. Hope this can help
  • Sorry, pay no attention to my previous message. nearly a full tank just leaked out the bottom air holes!
  • deepblue said:

    ** USER WARNING **

    For those of you that want to try my workaround, please consider that once a new/additional o-ring is in place, it's nearly impossible to remove due to the extremely narrow space you have to work with.

    SO DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

    I tried this fix but found the extra ring in fact blocks off airflow to around the top of the chimney which means juice wouldn't flow into the coil unless I removed the entire drip tip, in theory this fix means your tank becomes semi automatic!

    BigVA
  • @deepblue Thanks for posting this modification! I was not having any leaking problems as other reported however I was getting tons of spitting issues. I used an
    o-ring from and old Kayfun as well and it seems to have solved the issue. I also added a small o-ring on the juice well chiminy post and now there is very little condensation! Hopefully Aspire will send out a retrofit kit to the thousands that have had issues. I originally thought this was a coil issue but I was mistaken, after throwing it in my Atlantis and having no issues your fix is the bomb! Thanks again for the tip.......
    drysprocket
  • I read from a previous post in this thread that the extra O ring affects the airflow. I want to try this fix because I have a leaking tank but I dont want a noticeable decrease in airflow when I use the Triton. For those that have added the extra O ring into the chimney, did it indeed affect your airflow? I know once it's in there it will be very difficult to remove if at all.
  • Bradakai said:

    Sorry, pay no attention to my previous message. nearly a full tank just leaked out the bottom air holes!

    You added a second O ring to the chimney and it still leaked?

  • What about this fix? This shows a guy putting an extra O-ring on his coil for his leaking Nautilus tank and the comments say it fixed their leak for them. Could this could work for the Triton? I think this is similar to what the OP was talking about except this is less permanent than putting it down the chimney post.

  • How did you get the o- ring in around the chiminy? Ive been trying and can't get one in there to stop the too afc from leaking
  • I fixed mine from leaking without having to replace anything by just tightening the coil to the tank much more than I was before
  • @screenpeeker
    That's I've done too, without any leaking. Not worrying about matching the coils holes up with the tank but screwing it in nice and snug.

    I saying that though, we might have been lucky with our tanks.
  • I took the clear o-ring out and put two of the small black o-rings from my triton rta kit and put the clear o-ring over those and seems to be working great. So if anyone has the triton rta kit might give that a try.
  • Try a dental pick that seems to be the best way that I have found.
  • @Joel360 is this over the chimney what your talking about?
  • Yes it's over the chimney sorry I didn't mention that.
  • Guys, I have been trying to follow this (and other similar threads) but I am a little confused where this o-ring should be?

    I assume you mean up inside the bottom of the chimney where the top of the coil fits inside? i.e. where it would screw in IF the chimney were threaded the same as the Nautilus?

    If so, I have just had a look at my week old, slightly leaky, Triton and there was NO o-ring at all in that location! I note that every time I take it apart to look at the coil there has been a pool of liquid sitting in the top of the coil, on the top of the mesh (1.8 ohm) which suggests the fliud has been coming over the top of the coil unit as well as in through the side ports and probably why I have been getting quite a bit of excess fluid up in both the top and bottom AFC units?

    I have managed to fit one of the white o-rings, from the base of an old Nautilus coil, in there and strangely enough it does not seem to sit right down in the channel as there seems to be a groove on the outside circumference of the inner chimney tube - presumably for an o-ring which was not present on my device?

    Anyway, have put it all back together and I noticed it has not gurgled for the first few pulls this time - will see what happens!
    drysprocketJoel360
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