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Ok, some of you may remember this thread >

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...s-what-do.html

The reason I wasn't sure of the damage is because it wasnt in my possession, but having now received PC back the damage is nowhere near that bad.

PC still fully functions (Iv undervolted CPU to 1v and with the front fan on full the CPU block seems to keep CPU at around 35-40c browsing so its ok, but here is the issue >

The broken part is where a connector has somehow pulled away from the rad where a barb is connected, im talking about the connectors on the end in the added picture.

The connector has pulled away a few mm creating a gap which caused the leak and I tested the PC with pump running and water instantly exits through the gap.

Now due to the intricacy of the build, replacing the Rad will take quite some work, so was hoping it could be fixed, is it possible?
    
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post #2 of 16
So it is actually the thread block that has parted company with the rad? Interesting. What type of rad is it? If it is fairly new and otherwise undamaged I would see about sending it back.

If you are set on trying to fix it, you can always try soldering. This might be difficult if the gap is large and you will have to re-do your paint job, but it is possible. Otherwise some sealant like JB Weld can work.

Personally I would replace the rad, under warranty or otherwise, as I would never quite trust my repair job on something like that.
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Naa, no warranty, its just so awkward to replace as the motherboard, block, rad and side panel are all interlinked, im not experienced with soldering either so I guess thats out the window :/
    
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post #5 of 16
That's a pretty unusual thing to break, that thing must have suffered some serious abuse.

I'm a little curious as to why it's such a big deal to replace the rad.

Is there any chance you could post some pictures of your build and the damage?
    
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post #6 of 16
It may be possible but not seeing it makes it hard to judge. A Plumber or HVAC guy could probably fix it quite easily.
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post #7 of 16
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The reason its so difficult to replace is due to the size of the build and the way the rad is mounted. The mobo, cpu block, side panel and rad are all interconnected so id have to take apart the whole PC, and rebuild which is a long job in any case due to size, and the loop was modded into PC by a friend
    
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post #8 of 16
You can use JB Weld to fix it. mechanics use it to repair radiators in cars, so it can surely hold up to your little WC system.
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post #9 of 16
Want a quick fix? Silicon or JB Weld.

Just place it all over the broken part and issue sorted.


A better fix would be heating it up with the solder until the surface can melt the Sn, and solder it as if you were soldering cables.
   
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post #10 of 16
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Ok, that JB Weld looks like its worth a try and if it doesnt work no harm because ill make sure to prepare the area for testing in case it leaks, failing that ill replace the rad.
how should I go about keeping the separated part ajoined while it sets? (4-6hours:O?)
    
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