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Is that plate over the block on the top side, stainless steel I recon that's whats done it.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Is that plate over the block on the top side, stainless steel I recon that's whats done it.
SS is used as jet plates in a lot of blocks. I highly doubt this caused his problem and I'm doubting it's even corrosion.
 
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Yeah im hoping its not either. Ill just have to be patient and wait on what EK has to say. In the meanwhile, i might just lap my cpu block... lol
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Did anything wipe off with your finger? Feel free to open the block before you get a response.

[edit] See this link from EK regarding cleaning the block (wait for RMA to clean).
 
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post #25 of 83
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yeah it doesnt wipe off, it kinda comes off with my fingernail. But there appears to be pitting happening.
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Ketchup and a soft tooth brush. Also white vinger was it also can clean blocks and etc.
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Did anything wipe off with your finger? Feel free to open the block before you get a response.

[edit] See this link from EK regarding cleaning the block (wait for RMA to clean).
mine seems a little worse than the one they are showing... Those little dots are grooves and dont wipe off...



Edited by Bouf0010 - 10/11/11 at 11:23am
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i cant remember where i saw it but i think SS, aluminum:

here is one in general:
http://www.gewater.com/handbook/cool..._corrosion.jsp

when copper is in the presence of metal alloys. stainless steel is a metal alloy...
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post #29 of 83
It could possibly be something to do with the Manufacturing process Silicon residue from the injection moulding Dyes,
And machine oils used for cutting and polishing,

Have you checked to make sure your tubes haven't gone bad ?

As for the liquid you use have you tried distilled water with a minimum mix of Anti freeze 3 to 5% this is what I have been using for a number of years and have had no problems with my loops,

But then I thoroughly clean all the parts with boiling soapy water and then jet them through after to make sure of a good rinse before I install them,
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distilled water and silverkill is only for bacterial deterrant, You still need metal(brass,copper,nickel,etc) deterrant, Like thermochill ec6, ekoolant, and other products ek recommended with their products. Here a test of coolants/additives they used with their products

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/EK...nal_Report.pdf
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