Originally Posted by NaeKuh
well u can do a vacumn test i assume.. and it would hold if there was no plug.
Hence why it could of passed QoC.
EDIT: yeah tibor said thats exactly how it got snuck pass QoC..
My question again though, is how did enough go through QA to prompt EK to send out a mass user email to its customers. I understand that sometimes the guys receiving the tops, assembling the block, taking block to pressure leak testing machine, plugging in the tubing for the pressure leak machine, visually inspecting blocks at random, and finally packaging the block can become tired sometimes and let a few slip through, but that many collectively missing this many blocks? I can play suspension of disbelief all I want, but color me suspicious. Like others have mentioned, I have some serious doubts about EK's parts supplier and QA department. There is just no way a company that use to be held high in standards can have that many trip ups so quickly one after another. EK has treated me great before as a customer and they still have great product designs. Materials and plating issues aside, the actual performance of the product while in good condition is superb. I will give them the benefit of the doubt and genuinely hope it is their factories or warehouses that are becoming crooked or lazy and that they get back on track fast. Lets put it this way, each WC company we lose means less options for all of us.