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post #11 of 149
Yeah, Martin pretty much summarized what I would look for and do.

Also, I agree, #2 seems like the best bet. You want a good amount of height, but you don't want it bulging out like #3 would.

With both my XSPC single D5 res and my XSPC twin D5 res, the gasket should be in the channel, not around the pump.
post #12 of 149
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Originally Posted by Martinm210 View Post

Take the oring off the pump, you only want one down in the channel. Now take the channel oring out and carefully clean and examine it for no cracks or debris. Now carefully examine and clean the channel bottom surface to make sure there are no burs or debris.

Typically a leak like that is due to a plastic shaving or similar stuck between the oring and mating surface or perhaps a casting flaw in the surface. Use something to run around that base to feel for smoothness.

+1 on the vaseline, many manufacturers use an insoluble grease to hold orings in place and it does also help lubricate the orings to seal better.
Channel is unobstructed, o-ring isn't brittle, has no cracks and is very flexible. It's also the only one in between the parts right now but unfortunately still leaks a lot. I can't seem to find any cracks in the housing either, I'm thinking it's gotta be something with the threading?

Looks like I'll be taking this one up with XSPC.
post #13 of 149
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Looks like I'll be taking this one up with XSPC.

That stinks, but I just dealt with XSPC on a different bay res issue recently and they were very easy to work with and are sending me a new Twin D5 bay res due to an internal leak that was causing a noise issue.

They should be able to hook you up good.

If I may ask, who did you buy the res from? You might want to contact them first (Performance PCs, Frozen CPU, etc).
post #14 of 149
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I think I actually ordered from Sidewinder Computers this time, looks like they have a nice warranty / return policy good tip!
post #15 of 149
i may agree with you on the bum res thing now, although a self contained loop is the best way to test because the pressures are going to be higher than anything in a full loop so if you can get that set up leak free you will always be leak free.


as for the Vaseline comments, DON'T do that. Vaseline corrodes rubber... this is why you don't use Vaseline as a lubricant with condoms gents, the Vaseline breaks down rubber. it may work nice at first but as soon as it starts taking its toll on the o-ring your going to have major leaks as cracks and holes develop. don't EVER use Vaseline with rubber..... everrrrr
post #16 of 149
Ha, it was the first thing that sprung to mind! (I'm not sure what that says about me as a person?)

Point was, lubricating a seal or o-ring is usually a good thing to do - although I'm right behind you now (just pray I'm not holding the Vaseline!)

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post #17 of 149
Vaseline is safe on rubber gaskets. I've used them on cars and motorcycles for decades.

Yes, you should NOT use Vaseline on condoms (aka Rubbers) but that is because "a rubber" is not made from rubber, it is made from Latex, which WILL be destroyed from petroleum based products. Real rubber, like what is used in 'O'-rings are not made from Latex.

But having said that, if you really want to be safe, you could go to Home Depot and get something like "Danco", which is a silicone faucet grease, which you can get for like $4. But Vaseline will work just fine and might be laying around the house for free.
post #18 of 149
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XSPC basically said contact the reseller, who of course has yet to respond haha but as far as updates go, it seems to leak WAY less if I put the o-ring on the pump instead of in the channel.
I have yet to apply any Vaseline or plumbing tape because honestly I feel like I shouldn't have to!
Guy from XSPC did say it might be the Swiftech pump since it's not XSPC brand, but I'm not sure how much I agree with that...
Still testing, if ya got any more advice, I could really use it now biggrin.gif

I'm curious about the self loop though I got very few drops on my last attempt maybe there wouldn't be any in the full loop? Or maybe that's wishful thinking frown.gif
post #19 of 149
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Originally Posted by obogobo View Post

XSPC basically said contact the reseller, who of course has yet to respond haha but as far as updates go, it seems to leak WAY less if I put the o-ring on the pump instead of in the channel.
I have yet to apply any Vaseline or plumbing tape because honestly I feel like I shouldn't have to!
Guy from XSPC did say it might be the Swiftech pump since it's not XSPC brand, but I'm not sure how much I agree with that...
Still testing, if ya got any more advice, I could really use it now biggrin.gif

I'm curious about the self loop though I got very few drops on my last attempt maybe there wouldn't be any in the full loop? Or maybe that's wishful thinking frown.gif

Well, the "contact the reseller" thing makes sense. That's what they had me do, since basically XSPC will have them ship you the replacement, then when the reseller buys more from XSPC, XPSC will include another unit "free" to them to replace things. That way they don't have to pay for (and you don't have to wait for), shipping from Asia.

I don't think it will make a difference on the pump manufacturer. I have used both XSPC and Swiftech D5 pumps and both work. I think they were doing what most companies (inside and outside of the water cooling community) do and just say that they can't 100% guarantee it because Swiftech may had changed their dimensions in the manufacturing process and not yet alerted everyone. Pretty common answer really.

The tape and Vaseline are just suggestions. The Vaseline is just a small diagnosing suggestion here. Yes, having a moist gasket is better than having one that will eventually dry out, but mainly it was suggested so possibly rule out cracks in the gasket and the channel that it sits in. Plumbers tape is never a bad idea, when I first started WC'ing computers, I always did that, now, I don't.

I don't think just the external loop thing will make much of a difference, if there is a leak around the D5 mount, the tubing going in to a radiator or not shouldn't make that much of a difference. Yeah, having the radiator in line will cause pressure to go up, and that MAY cause the water to seek out another place to go in the res, but in all honestly, if it is that close to a leak, I wouldn't risk it.
post #20 of 149
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Well I got the leak at the pump to stop after applying considerable torque to the fastening screw ring!!
BUT it leaks out the top now...

I know XSPC makes quality parts but this is getting kind of frustrating. I've heard we're not supposed to mess with tightening the top bolts but I see no other way to fix this leak than doing so.
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