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Hello guys, I have some microcracks in my XSPC dual bay reservoir, it's pretty new, just about a month old. Are the microcracks anything to worry about, or should/could I just ignore them? Could they actually lead to leaks?
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They are something to worry about. If their is a flaw in the acrylic already, expect it to spread and someday leak.
    
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Firstly, pics help.

Secondly, have you ever cleaned your res with alcohol or any alcohol based solvents? They will cause cracking in plexi / acrylic.
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Here is the pic. Guess I have just been over-tightening the lid. Never been alcohol in contact with it.
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Looks like it.

From the tool marks on the lid I would guess that you are over tightening it. That lid only does not have to be very tight - only has to be splash proof not water tight. Use a large coin to open and close it.

For now loosen it off a bit and keep an eye on the cracks.
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In the future if you use an xspc bay res get one of these.


http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-M20x1.5mm-to-G1-4-fillcap-adapter-pr-4205.html
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Looks like it.
From the tool marks on the lid I would guess that you are over tightening it. That lid only does not have to be very tight - only has to be splash proof not water tight. Use a large coin to open and close it.
For now loosen it off a bit and keep an eye on the cracks.

Well, I need it to be tight, since I go to LAN parties quite often, and the PC will not always be transported horizontally.
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Well, I need it to be tight, since I go to LAN parties quite often, and the PC will not always be transported horizontally.


You're supposed to get the G1/4 fitting adapter which has an o-ring seal that won't put stress on the acrylic. Then you can use a G1/4 plug for proper sealing.
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Well, I guess I'm going to swap it, I don't like the cracks. Will this one be good? https://www.jab-tech.com/Primochill-Myriad-Dual-Bay-D5-Pump-reservoir-UV-Blue-pr-4823.html
I think it looks better, so if there are no drawbacks I might go for that one instead. I see it has another kind of lid on it, so will this one seal completely without any extras?


EDIT: Nevermind, found out that you have to assemble that one yourself, and it's supposedly quite the hassle to get right.
Guess I will get another XSPC res, but my problem is that, if what you guys are saying is right. Then I need the adapter and a stop fitting, but that will take up space from the other bay slot, and that one is occupied by my DVD drive...


RE EDIT: I found out that someone had tried to swap the O ring for one that was a bit bigger, and then the original fillcap didn't leak, so I guess it's a design flaw. So I guess since this: https://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-M20x1.5mm-to-G1-4-fillcap-adapter-pr-4205.html doesnt leak, it must use the correct O ring size. So I will buy one of these and take the O ring from it, and put it on the original cap. Hope that it will work.
Edited by CerN - 9/24/12 at 5:18pm
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