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All credit towards this situation should go to the user wermad, he has a detailed thread on the problem.
    
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= no warranty if it matters to you
Your telling me incorrect facts why?

I quote They're saying that they'l replace your water block even if you've used a silver kill coil because it wasn't previously known about. = Still has warranty. Posting non-factual information is against the TOS.
Edited by Willhemmens - 6/13/11 at 12:33pm
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Still confused why other vendors' nickel-plated blocks don't have the same symptoms with distilled water and silver. Or they do and they just haven't been rigorously under microscope like EK has lately.

My nickel doesn't have any wear since January, but then I'm the odd one out who replaces the distilled water monthly.
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Still confused why other vendors' nickel-plated blocks don't have the same symptoms with distilled water and silver. Or they do and they just haven't been rigorously under microscope like EK has lately.

My nickel doesn't have any wear since January, but then I'm the odd one out who replaces the distilled water monthly.
4 words tell the tale concerning other the other manufacturers of nickel plated blocks. "Non-porous nickel plating". In layman's terms, better quality nickel plate.

Take a look at RRTech's article concerning that, the quality of EK's plating in their newer blocks is just shoddy. This pic is of a off the shelf EK block from Sidewinders that was purchased just for this study. Notice the exposed copper? Read the article for more details.



http://www.realredraider.com/vbullet...ad.php?t=47917
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 6/13/11 at 12:56pm
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Your telling me incorrect facts why?

I quote

They're saying that they'l replace your water block even if you've used a silver kill coil because it wasn't previously known about. = Still has warranty. Posting non-factual information is against the TOS.
Report me all you want and see how that goes In the end i'm happy with my loop without any nickel issues. I'm not an EK fanboy
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Therefore until further notice EK Water Blocks Company recommends, not to use distilled water with silver in the loop in combination with nickel-plated blocks, nor additives based on Copper Sulphate.

The replacement form can be filled in until July 31st, and starting with August 1st EK will no longer replace products with such damage as the reason of the damage will be widely known and customers still using these additives will do it under their own risk. The replacement request can also be possible only for the purchases with invoices dated up to June 12th 2011.

Edited by Tennobanzai - 6/13/11 at 1:13pm
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Looks like EK was trying to save a nickel by going with cheapest shop they could find.
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Looks like EK was trying to save a nickel by going with cheapest shop they could find.
-_-

I see what you did there.
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EK:

"Hmmm, lets see, what's something everybody with corroding blocks does..."

"Oh yes! Kill coils! I declare they somehow defy natural laws of science and damage our blocks! No warranty for all!"

"Greed FTW!!!"
 
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Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop View Post
4 words tell the tale concerning other the other manufacturers of nickel plated blocks. "Non-porous nickel plating". In layman's terms, better quality nickel plate.

Take a look at RRTech's article concerning that, the quality of EK's plating in their newer blocks is just shoddy. This pic is of a off the shelf EK block from Sidewinders that was purchased just for this study. Notice the exposed copper? Read the article for more details.



http://www.realredraider.com/vbullet...ad.php?t=47917
Wow, that's pretty bad machine work. My roommate works for a machine shop and laughed when I showed him that.
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Report me all you want and see how that goes In the end i'm happy with my loop without any nickel issues. I'm not an EK fanboy
Who said I was reporting anybody? Next time don't spew out rubbish.

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Wow, that's pretty bad machine work. My roommate works for a machine shop and laughed when I showed him that.
Just out of interest, what about the machine work does your friend find funny?
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