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O-Rings just wont go back in X58 EVGA Classified Mobo Block

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Okay so ive decided that im retarded and need some help with this problem.

I took apart my mobo block to clean it. When I took it apart I took the orings out. I tried to put them back in but found that they were too long now. So I purchased new orings for my block from EK.

Fast forward to today.... the orings fit but wont stay in. As soon as I stretch them they pop out. Im looking for any ideas anyone has to get these orings in the stupid block so I can close it up.

Thanks,





Edited by Kenjiwing - 5/17/13 at 7:32am
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I'm not exactly sure what they look like but I just had the same problem. I bought a sli bridge for my cards and the round o rings need to fit into an oval shape groove. They stay for a second and then by the time I try to put the block on top they pop right out.

What I did was buy some 100% silicone grease from home depot and it can definitely help with keeping them in place. I believe it is perfectly safe for water blocks.

My o rings were smaller and a I placed a heavy stop fitting on top and they would stay in place and I was thinking off putting some water on top and putting it into the freezer for a second and getting them to stay that way. it actually worked for me once but it might destroy the o ring. I would try the silicone grease.
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Pictures added to the OP. I will look into the silicon grease also.
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I've had luck in the past by using painters blue tape to temp hold them in place and if the oring is too tight put it near a heat source for a few hours. If its too big throw it in the freezer for a bit.

Then usually when you remove the tape it will stay in shape long enough for install. Try doing Koolance GPU blocks frown.gif
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