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Originally Posted by Caleal;13531973 
Wow, that sucks. frown.gif

This is the reason I'll never have an acrylic part in a water cooling loop. rolleyes.gif

I dont think that is acrylic. Looks like plastic. I could be wrong about this though. Acrylic is actually pretty durable. I have an acrylic res and haven't had any problems. I also tend to overtighten alot. No cracks yet. My new ek full cover waterblocks have acrylic tops as well. I gotta be careful not to overtighten those as well. I'd hate to break a brand new full cover block.
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post #12 of 27
this is nothing new EK had a bunch of cracked tubes for RES,just Google..they try to blame PT Nuke ,don't remember what was the outcome ..welcome to Frozen/EK BS
    
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post #13 of 27
EK reservoirs, like most other ones koolance, etc are extruded (cheaper) acrylic instead of cast acrylic, and a small percentage of them are defective and crack.

I have had 4 EK res, 3 of them lasted for years, and I bet will never crack with normal use.

One I bought, however, cracked within couple days of being new, with stress fractures emanating from lid just like yours.

RMA it to EK, though granted will be slow process.

When my EK 250 cracked within few days, I just bought another EK 250, been working 2 years without issue since. I am too lazy to RMA.

But most all of the conical res are made from extruded acrylic, and doesnt matter what brand you get, a few percentage are duds and crack. Search of web will quickly show that.

EK dropped the pt nuke blame (thread here xtreme), and thought they were going to consider making some more expensive ones out of cast acrylic, but never panned out. Just read that thread and you will see lot of cracked res.
Edited by opt33 - 5/16/11 at 8:36pm
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Well I'm not having my system down for weeks. They can send me a new one and I'll send this pos back to them.
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post #15 of 27
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*Update*


EK is sending me a new tube.
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Ah, that's fantastic. Glad to hear it worked out for you.
    
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Glad to hear they are sending you a new tube,they blew me out when my Plexi block snapped a leg and i asked for a new top.
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I've had 4 EK res and 3 of them cracked. 2 were caused by me over tightening them because they leaked. It turned out they leaked because they had faulty o rings but I didn't know that at the time. The other one just cracked all the way down but didn't leak from it. EK kindly sent me 10 pence worth of replacement o rings to compensate me for the wasted £75 and I've bought Phobya tube res's ever since, none of which have cracked.
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post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Big Elf;13561403 
I've had 4 EK res and 3 of them cracked. 2 were caused by me over tightening them because they leaked. It turned out they leaked because they had faulty o rings but I didn't know that at the time. The other one just cracked all the way down but didn't leak from it. EK kindly sent me 10 pence worth of replacement o rings to compensate me for the wasted £75 and I've bought Phobya tube res's ever since, none of which have cracked.

Yeah, I had this problem too with the O-rings. I'm going to get a bay reservoir when I next do maintenance.
    
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The o-rings are a little too big on th I.D. circumfernce. When the tube is snug against the bottom you have to make sure the o-ring isnt squeezing out. If it is then use a small flat head and push it in while tightening.
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