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Hello,
I just a package from Jab-tech today, 2 RX480 radiators. The first looks like there is salt at the welding of the threads to the radiator. It looks like there is a gap in the joint. The other radiator looks like there is oil all around one of the openings. Do they look alright? I don't have a pump so is there any other way to test for a leak.Also, I just notices some damage to the fins under the screw hole. I didn't install screws yet so I know it wasn't me. I am going to contact Jab-Tech soon about this issue. Any advice would be great.

http://img812.imageshack.us/i/p1000647v.jpg
http://img864.imageshack.us/i/p1000646p.jpg/
http://img21.imageshack.us/i/p1000643f.jpg/
http://img222.imageshack.us/i/p1000649g.jpg/
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http://img222.imageshack.us/i/p1000649g.jpg/

is normal.

But the other pics definitely justify an RMA.
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Originally Posted by regles View Post
Hello,
I just a package from Jab-tech today, 2 RX480 radiators. The first looks like there is salt at the welding of the threads to the radiator. It looks like there is a gap in the joint. The other radiator looks like there is oil all around one of the openings. Do they look alright? I don't have a pump so is there any other way to test for a leak.Also, I just notices some damage to the fins under the screw hole. I didn't install screws yet so I know it wasn't me. I am going to contact Jab-Tech soon about this issue. Any advice would be great.

http://img812.imageshack.us/i/p1000647v.jpg
http://img864.imageshack.us/i/p1000646p.jpg/
http://img21.imageshack.us/i/p1000643f.jpg/
http://img222.imageshack.us/i/p1000649g.jpg/
Thank you
All those pics look fine to me other than that last one. The dust/wet stuff is most likely just some machine lubricant or just a badly cleaned screw-hole.

The bent part of the rad I am not so sure about, that may be some damage. I have never bought a rad before though so someone else's opinion would be nice.
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post #4 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
http://img222.imageshack.us/i/p1000649g.jpg/

is normal.

But the other pics definitely justify an RMA.
lol, looks like I may have been way off.

I still stand by the "wet" looking stuff is nothing to worry about. I get stuff like that sometimes and it is no big deal.
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post #5 of 14
You can also leak-test it by just filling it with water (do boiling water and vinegar at a 10:1 of water:vinegar ratio to clean it while testing), and then you can pressure test it by just putting it up against the sink faucet, but be careful to not scratch it too much, and don't try to get a perfect seal, since the faucet should be high pressure (60psi?) and you don't need nor want that kind of pressure in your radiator.
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It just looks like someone didn't clean the rads up very well after testing/manufacturing. The fin pic looks like a badly folded section. You get those at the ends as its not visible, think cutting corners.
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Well on the last pic-if thoses are scratchs around the screw hole that you didnt put there-and with the bent fin i would say it was used or poorly tested, if so i would send back.just my oppion.
    
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post #8 of 14
Send it back and tell them to semd you another one.
You've got corrosion and a bent fin on a new unit.
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The last picture doesn't have any screw marks, the lighting off of all the residue left on the rad makes it look like scratches. Probably a bad fold, need to test later. I found a lot of oil and flux left in the radiator. It is like they didn't even bother with cleaning it after making it.
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The last picture doesn't have any screw marks, the lighting off of all the residue left on the rad makes it look like scratches. Probably a bad fold, need to test later. I found a lot of oil and flux left in the radiator. It is like they didn't even bother with cleaning it after making it.
Yep. I know screw marks and that ain't screw marks.

Shrugs, quality control, what can you say...?
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