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Guys I need urgent help, I have just started to fill up the loop and sprung a leak in the bottom radiator, it is not from a fitting as far as I can see but from somewhere in the radiator itself, there is probably between 250ml to 500ml of fluid in the system and I have flipped it upside down so that the radiator has no fluid in it, but I cant find a way to get the coolant into the reservoir, the pump seems to be stopping it going in as the rest of the loop has fluid in it except from the pump and res, but the pump and res are currently the lowest point of the loop, my drain port didnt work as it was lower than the leak so all the fluid just poured out of the leak rather than the drain. I have no idea what to do but at this point the computer is stable and not leaking any more fluid but it is also upside down...
post #662 of 833
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Ok I have completely stripped the computer down to individual parts, no idea where to go from here, most parts got coolant on them so I hope if I let them dry they will be fine? I dont know if I even want to finish this now, tempted to sell up and buy something else, maybe just get a macbook. I am really stuck right now though because I dont think I can finish this but I have sunk so much cash into it, if I were to give up now I would be in so much debt frown.gif
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Since you have it all apart have you thought of rebuilding the water loop only and testing that to see if you can find the leak?
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Since you have it all apart have you thought of rebuilding the water loop only and testing that to see if you can find the leak?

This is where you should start

Blot all the parts you can with paper towels, etc and let them dry, then assemble the water loop by itself and try to figure out where you're leaking. Just use plain water for leak testing, it doesn't really matter, and put paper towels near the joints so you can detect any small leaks.
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Ok I have completely stripped the computer down to individual parts, no idea where to go from here, most parts got coolant on them so I hope if I let them dry they will be fine? I dont know if I even want to finish this now, tempted to sell up and buy something else, maybe just get a macbook. I am really stuck right now though because I dont think I can finish this but I have sunk so much cash into it, if I were to give up now I would be in so much debt frown.gif

Hey! Don't give up so quick! This is a learning moment, and you'll be better for finding the issue and solving it.

Is it a rotary that is leaking, or is it one of the push in acrylic tube fittings? Can you share a photo of the leaking fitting?
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If its not too difficult to remove, it might be best to pull out the bottom rad and leak test it by itself. Your description made it sound like the rad itself was leaking. A quick loop with some flexible tubing, pump and rad only should do the trick.

If this passes the test, its likely a leaky fitting. I would say its more likely, but I'm going by what you said.
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If its not too difficult to remove, it might be best to pull out the bottom rad and leak test it by itself. Your description made it sound like the rad itself was leaking. A quick loop with some flexible tubing, pump and rad only should do the trick.

If this passes the test, its likely a leaky fitting. I would say its more likely, but I'm going by what you said.

This is where I would start. Don't give up now you've done some amazing stuff... this is just a little trial smile.gif Chin Up.
post #668 of 833
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I cracked one of the acrylic tubes in disassembling the loop and have no means of bending a new one here but I will give it a go assembling the loop outside the case. This wasn't a minor drip though I'm talking puddles on the floor. I have no idea what was leaking it could have been the reservoir or any of the fittings tucked behind the bottom radiator or the radiator itself.
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I definitely know what you are going through. If you have read through my build log on my first water cooled build I too had these struggles. The words "streaming water" were thrown around in close conjunction with "motherboard". Needless to say I SOAKED my motherboard because of my mistake and then I melted a PCI slot in my haste to fix it. But even so I just took a short break and watched some TV (New Girl to be specific) and then the next day I slowly thought out what I should do and eventually everything worked out. I would go through that again, no joke. That is how good it feels to have accomplished my build. So don't give up man, just take a little break and go from there. When we are frustrated we make the DUMBEST mistakes. I am a prime example of that.

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Gonna give it a week or so and get on with some revision which I had been neglecting to finish this build then I will do a leak test then rebuild the system from the ground up. If all goes to pot I might just get a 350D but that would be giving in too easily I think
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