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I see people taking about Vaseline on o-rings. It actually depends on the o-ring. Some o-rings are chemical resistant for applications like gasoline seals for example. I have used vaseline on my o-rings for the pool and had to buy new o-rings the next spring because the vaseline ruined the o-rings. When I was at the pool supply store I bought some o-ring lubricant that is safe for all o-rings.
So unless you know for a fact the seals are chemical resistant, you should never put vaseline on them. Use a proper lubricant made for o-rings.

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Originally Posted by PandaSPUR View Post

I think mine was sucking some air until at least 70% full, somewhere around there.

I wonder if the leaking is more prone to happening on high restriction loops. Cause that piece right there is from the outlet of the pump, so if the loop has high restriction there would be back pressure at that point as the pump tries to push the water.
By the way, tightening or re-seating the o-ring doesnt help?
Mine is leaking from the same spot as OP and the other guy. I took it apart, checked the o ring, and put some teflon tape around the threads. I also set it up on a naked loop and it still leaked from thoes spots.

I also cannot RMA to performance pc. Said I have to go directly through XSPC. Might as well go back to air in the mean time ...
post #33 of 149
I wouldn't recommend vaseline either since its petroleum based and that eats away at rubber :\
If anything, I do have silicon based lube (for my bike) that would probably be safe. But at this point I'm not going to fix what isnt broken.

Will just have to keep an eye on my reservoir. But I'm hoping my low restriction loop + my D5 running on 1 wont be nearly enough to cause a leak.

marodox, that just sucks man, sorry to hear that. Hope XSPC takes care of you some how.
At this rate, I'm already contemplating switching to a tube res/pump combo instead of worrying about this res.
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From what I've seen, all of those XSPC D5 Dual Bay reservoirs have that gap in the top. Its been reported by reviews and many members on another thread :\

If yours didn't leak at first but developed the leak eventually, I fear for my loop :\

Well I had said a few months ago that mine had the bow and wasn't leaking. Now after two to three months of use it started leaking all around the top seam. I sealed the seam with some sealant where I thought it was leaking and it just kept pushing it out further along the seam mad.gif

I drained my loop and removed the res and actually re sealed the entire top seam and all around the res. That was three days ago and the res level is still going down. I'm gonna drain my loop again today and I'm hoping its just air bleeding out of my rads. If not I can't wait to throw this POS in the garbage and get an acrylic res that's welded together instead of being screwed together. So far not real happy with xspc's QC on their cheaper res/pump combos. frown.gif

Sad part was I couldn't let my computer sit off for 3-6 weeks for an RMA and now that I put glue on it I'm sure xspc won't honor a warranty because I tried to fix their crappy nylon res. I would rather just buy another res then wait to get something defective fixed. Definitely has soured me on xspc.
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Well I had said a few months ago that mine had the bow and wasn't leaking. Now after two to three months of use it started leaking all around the top seam. I sealed the seam with some sealant where I thought it was leaking and it just kept pushing it out further along the seam mad.gif

I drained my loop and removed the res and actually re sealed the entire top seam and all around the res. That was three days ago and the res level is still going down. I'm gonna drain my loop again today and I'm hoping its just air bleeding out of my rads. If not I can't wait to throw this POS in the garbage and get an acrylic res that's welded together instead of being screwed together. So far not real happy with xspc's QC on their cheaper res/pump combos. frown.gif

Sad part was I couldn't let my computer sit off for 3-6 weeks for an RMA and now that I put glue on it I'm sure xspc won't honor a warranty because I tried to fix their crappy nylon res. I would rather just buy another res then wait to get something defective fixed. Definitely has soured me on xspc.

I thought this was one of their higher tier pump/res?
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I thought this was one of their higher tier pump/res?

The pump is but their acrylic res's that are
welded together instead of being screwed together are more expensive and a better design IMHO.
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Got the replacement from Performance PCS on Friday - they handled things well IMO. The new one also has the "bow" at the top, but not as pronounced as the first one.

PandaSPUR: to answer your question, the first one started leaking about a month in - I'll be watching this one carefully for the next few weeks.
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Got the replacement from Performance PCS on Friday - they handled things well IMO. The new one also has the "bow" at the top, but not as pronounced as the first one.

PandaSPUR: to answer your question, the first one started leaking about a month in - I'll be watching this one carefully for the next few weeks.
Yeah, It has been about a month for mine as well.
I just sent an email to Performance PCS. Didn't at first because it sounded like, from reading their RMA policy, that I had to go directly through XSPC. But if you got your replacement that quickly, I might as well contact them.
Edited by marodox - 1/27/13 at 7:08pm
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Maybe XSPC handles RMAs through retailers to avoid that massive overseas shipping time and cost. If they do, thank god, thats a good idea lol.

And thanks StiffCheddar. Do you remember if the original one's bow was small as well and eventually got bigger?
I've been checking my res daily now thanks to all this :\

Btw, I have an urge to call you Stiffy.
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After about a week of running the replacement in my loop it seems to be stable (fingers crossed). When I had the res filled 100% it dripped out the bottom where the pump attaches very slowly for a couple days... but now seems to have leveled off at about 80% full. I haven't seen any drips but I'm keeping a steady eye on the water level. There is substantially less bowing of the top piece on this make as well, but why couldn't the entire thing have been one piece?
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