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post #11 of 18
I reccon you didn't flush the radiator either when you say you didn't test it? You would not believe the amount of crap inside a brand new unused rad. Flushing is very important and you can check for leaks at the same time.
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I did, admittedly with the 480 flat and compression fitting facing upwards but I put around 25-35 Litres through each rad. They were also just pressure feed from a sink didn't connect them to a tap since supposedly rads are not design to take such pressure.
    
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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by johnlocal3 View Post

Its very possible that I may have used screws that were too long.
...or you have used a fan that was too slim or you have used screws that is intended to be used with a fangrill.

The radiator manufacturer can make it a whole lot easier if they didn't put the waterchannels under the screwholes, but I guess that would result in less sales rolleyes.gif
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[quote name="Martinm210" url="/t/1227874/phobya-rad-leak#post_16688294"] That's really common, most people will have done that after enough time. I put three holes in an mcr320 a while back. All I did was to find the holes then I used a large soldering iron and cleaned the metal around the hole using the iron and some soldering flux...after that just a dab of solder to cover the hole and ot wss fixed. The harder part was getting at the hole to do the work. I did that repair several years ago and still use the radiator. You should try to fix it because most manufactureres won't RMA the rad unless it is a manufacturing defect. If the solder scares you a dab of JB weld is something a lot of other people have used with good success.[/quote] Soldering doesn't scare me, bopefully I can get in to where the leak is in order to solder it. I got the phobia G-changer 1.2. It came with screws, two sets with one being slightly longer 1/4" or so. It came with no instructions just the rad and the screws. I'm new to this level of computer modding but come on, why would they not make it so the screws would pass through
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That's really common, most people will have done that after enough time. I put three holes in an mcr320 a while back. All I did was to find the holes then I used a large soldering iron and cleaned the metal around the hole using the iron and some soldering flux...after that just a dab of solder to cover the hole and ot wss fixed. The harder part was getting at the hole to do the work. I did that repair several years ago and still use the radiator. You should try to fix it because most manufactureres won't RMA the rad unless it is a manufacturing defect. If the solder scares you a dab of JB weld is something a lot of other people have used with good success.
Soldering doesn't scare me, bopefully I can get in to where the leak is in order to solder it. I got the phobia G-changer 1.2. It came with screws, two sets with one being slightly longer 1/4" or so. It came with no instructions just the rad and the screws. I'm new to this level of computer modding but come on, why would they not make it so the screws would pass through

They are all like that, it has something to do with the folded fin tube spacing being a perfect increment for the fan hole spacing. There are a few radiators that have a little metal shield they install behind the screw holes, but most manufacturers just include that standard screw disclaimers in with the packages.

Alternatively, you can buy these nifty Koolance studs which would avoid the problem.
http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=1161
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I need to pick some of these up myself. Too bad they only come in M4 threading.
    
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post #16 of 18
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Just took the Rad out, sure enough one of my screws pierced the fins pretty bad doh. Of the 16 screws holding the fans on this bad boy 1 of them put a hole in my fin. frown.gif Just got a new solder gun from Lowes lets see how this turns out..
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Here's the damage.
post #18 of 18
Easy fix dude, just scratch off a little of the black powder coat around the hole and then put some flux on it and slap some solder on it to close up the hole.

Good luck smile.gif
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