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post #1 of 52
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Hi!


I've spent 5 hours today setting up my water cooling, connecting tube and fixing blocks etc etc.

I decided to leak test it now after going thru fittings cause I thought they were the things that were actually going to leak.
After about 10 minutes of checking all the fittings I pour in some water in to the reservoir.

I turn on the pump and turn it off just after.

Here is what I see smile.gifmad.gifmad.gifdevil.gifgunner.gif

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post #2 of 52
positive you didnt miss the hole while filling? if your sure RMA it
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post #3 of 52
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Originally Posted by knoxy_14 View Post

positive you didnt miss the hole while filling? if your sure RMA it

Nope I didn't miss the open hole I filled with.

Guess I'll wait a while and test different options before RMA:ing it
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post #4 of 52
Maybe it's not the reservoir! Everything above the leakable part dry?
    
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post #5 of 52
Crappy o-ring.

PM me your address and I will send you replacement one.

Sorry for the hiccup! tongue.gif

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post #6 of 52
I'd definitely get it replaced. Even if you fixed it, the problem would likely come back as it is more than likely a manufacturing fault.
post #7 of 52
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Originally Posted by /Ben View Post

Maybe it's not the reservoir! Everything above the leakable part dry?

Yes everything above the lower part is dry. The water is coming between the tube and the lower bit of the res.
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Have you witnessed the water coming out? Just looking at the water, it doesn't really seem like a leak pattern to me.
    
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post #9 of 52
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Originally Posted by EK_tiborrr View Post

Crappy o-ring.
PM me your address and I will send you replacement one.
Sorry for the hiccup! tongue.gif
Regards,
Niko

I did not receive any O-ring when I bought the reservoir 1 year ago. Since the tube was to long for this newer build I decided to buy a new tube. It's supposed to fit and has the same diameter as the old one.
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Have you witnessed the water coming out? Just looking at the water, it doesn't really seem like a leak pattern to me.

I can upload a new picture in 10 minutes cause I'm going to wait and see how much water we're talking about.
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