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My xspc reservoir/pump has a internal leak! Its causing a lot of water movement that creates air bubbles to build up into my loop. When I tilt the resevoir sideways I can see the water leaking between the housing of the pump on the inlet side.



its hard to capture a good picture to show whats going on, but there is alot of water movement with air bubbles floating.

anyone with the same problem?
    
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post #2 of 13
How old is the pump/reservoir combo? I would to try return it, and ask for an exchange from wherever you got it.
post #3 of 13
Pull the pump and look for cracks.
post #4 of 13
Even if he finds the cracks...then what? If it's something that can be replaced, so sense in trying to go Macgyver with it.
post #5 of 13
It looks like the older all acrylic res which by now, unless it was new-old-stock, would probably be out of warranty meaning that RMA is out of the question. The solid 1 piece res has been out for a while now (the first reviews I have found online are over a year old).
It could also be something as simple as the pump housing has become lose from the cavitation making the leak worse.

There are a lot of bubbles in the pic and its hard to tell exactly where they are coming from. Since it is fully submurged, there should be no air inside the pump housing. The motor is the only 'dry' part inside the pump.
post #6 of 13
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I bought the kit new June of last year, unfortunately the Resevoir is a one piece design, all side of the acrylic is glued shut. I Emailed them yesterday, And hope they stand by their product.
    
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post #7 of 13
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It's leaking between the pump housing on the inlet side. Those air bubble in the picture are from little air bubbles floating causing a bigger air bubble to form near the inlet.
Edited by turbobnl - 3/5/13 at 10:02am
    
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post #8 of 13
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Got a reply back from xspc

"Hi,
Pls use another tubing, bleed out the air bubbles of loop,and try again.
If it is still noisy,pls contact Frozen geoff@frozencpu.com ,he will handle it for you immediately."

Not sure why tubing would cause air bubbles, and the system has been bleed with me turning the case in all direction to remove air bubbles in the system.
    
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post #9 of 13
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Got another reply from xspc,

"Sometime air will hide on the bottom of the pump. And yes, air could travel back from the loop if there is.
From the video, I don't see any problem"

This video is a new video that I made to clear things up. will keep you guys updated to see how xspc wanna handle this problem.
    
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post #10 of 13
I usually have to have my res filled to the top or the pump will suck in air..
Its hard to see from the video if that is a lot of bubbles or just the water level being a bit low and the pump sucking in water.
If its bubbles, that is a hell of a leak.
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