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So I had a problem with my bayres leaking before and I took it off, made sure it was all clean and re-wet the rubber o-ring that is inbetween the pump itself and the bayres. Obviously tightening it quite a lot so no more water gets out.

Two weeks later, i check my water level.. It's dropped a bit, but thats OK because it's not much and I thought that it was meant to as air bubbles eventually got out of the system.
I decided to have a look anyway..

Just found out that it's leaking yet again! Only a small amount, and it's sitting above the HDD bay. I need the computer for study so I can't tend to it till Wednesday night at the earliest either way.

What I want to know is, is there anything that I could be doing wrong with the bayres install, and if not am i able to apply for an RMA of any kind or something? This is the third time I've refilled it because of this, it's starting to get ridiculous..
 
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-Its the Black one? yea they have a known defect to leak after 6 months of heavy use, i sent my one for a acrylic one XSPC Screwed me over and sent me a refined version of their black one with a screw, you see they say they fixed this issue in the new rev. Best bet is to get the clear acrylic one, just google it you'll see my post and a bunch of other OC'rs posts about this same problem, its a DESIGN FAULT XSPC Sucks at their customer service, O hope the one they sent me doesn't leak. But by all means AVOID the Black one, the top of it leaks due to poor design, get the acrylic one instead or try the New Refined black one like a XSPC lab rat. . thumb.gif
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-Its the Black one? yea they have a known defect to leak after 6 months of heavy use, i sent my one for a acrylic one XSPC Screwed me over and sent me a refined version of their black one with a screw, you see they say they fixed this issue in the new rev. Best bet is to get the clear acrylic one, just google it you'll see my post and a bunch of other OC'rs posts about this same problem, its a DESIGN FAULT XSPC Sucks at their customer service, O hope the one they sent me doesn't leak. But by all means AVOID the Black one, the top of it leaks due to poor design, get the acrylic one instead or try the New Refined black one like a XSPC lab rat. . thumb.gif

I noticed how the top of it has warped.. It needs just one extra screw...

It's actually the bottom of the res, the fitting below the pump that is leaking.. So maybe I over tightened it?
It's the v2, so I'm guessing that's a bad thing? It's also just a regular XSPC D5 (from what I can tell that makes little-to-no difference).

Can't afford to get a new one.. So I may have to roll with stock for a week or so till I figure this out! mad.gif
Unless it's just an over-tightended ring. If that's the case I'll just re-do it hopefully, I'll pull it up a level in my case and let it run for a few days with paper underneath it.. (Just pumping water through into itself though to risk getting my PC wet)

XSPC, never, oh never again.

EDIT: Looks like PTFE tape may be the way to go.. Can not be bothered RMAing it for all the hassle if this can fix it!
Edited by Matt-Matt - 7/22/13 at 7:19am
 
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Dont, Thats what I thought too, Just look up my posts on OCN. It killed my DVD Writer, there was a huge pool which shorted it out and was going to go into my hard drive if I didn't check in time, I just kept toping it up until I realized it was actually leaking the day my dvd writer started acting funny.



At first it seems its the pump ring or the barb fitting. Its not, the leak is at the wrapped top. just send it back for the fixed version or just buy the acrylic version. I did the same thing as you, I tightened my pump ring and everything until it kept leaking from the top 1 drop at a time when the pump is below speed 3. at speed 6 is when it really starts leaking. It took out my dvd rom, and XSPC screwed me over for 2 months and promised me the acrylic version but later use me as a lab rat and sent their "fixed" version with the extra screw. Still haven't fitted it, I am scared. my X20 750 Version is still kicking, no leaks.


Just look at these man

http://www.overclock.net/t/1347670/xspc-5-25-dual-bay-reservoir-leaking-at-pump-w-pics/80#post_20455996

http://www.overclock.net/t/1357539/xspc-d5-dual-bay-res-pump-combo-leaking

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?269945-Bleeding-XSPC-Dual-bay-Res-for-D5...-FFFUUU!

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=1077341


XSPC is good for the price, but this Bayres is a flawed design, they should have never even put a top on it like that. The whole thing should have been welded like the acrylic versions. Just open the top of it and you will see why it leaks, it has a double sided rubber tape thing and the hot water of the pump keeps hitting the bulging top(where you can see the red rubber seal), it keeps hitting the top with force until it weakens it even more and water then starts to get out. good idea but flawed implementation and design.
Edited by TheBirdman74 - 7/22/13 at 4:53pm
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Dont, Thats what I thought too, Just look up my posts on OCN. It killed my DVD Writer, there was a huge pool which shorted it out and was going to go into my hard drive if I didn't check in time, I just kept toping it up until I realized it was actually leaking the day my dvd writer started acting funny.



At first it seems its the pump ring or the barb fitting. Its not, the leak is at the wrapped top. just send it back for the fixed version or just buy the acrylic version. I did the same thing as you, I tightened my pump ring and everything until it kept leaking from the top 1 drop at a time when the pump is below speed 3. at speed 6 is when it really starts leaking. It took out my dvd rom, and XSPC screwed me over for 2 months and promised me the acrylic version but later use me as a lab rat and sent their "fixed" version with the extra screw. Still haven't fitted it, I am scared. my X20 750 Version is still kicking, no leaks.


Just look at these man

http://www.overclock.net/t/1347670/xspc-5-25-dual-bay-reservoir-leaking-at-pump-w-pics/80#post_20455996

http://www.overclock.net/t/1357539/xspc-d5-dual-bay-res-pump-combo-leaking

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?269945-Bleeding-XSPC-Dual-bay-Res-for-D5...-FFFUUU!

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=1077341


XSPC is good for the price, but this Bayres is a flawed design, they should have never even put a top on it like that. The whole thing should have been welded like the acrylic versions. Just open the top of it and you will see why it leaks, it has a double sided rubber tape thing and the hot water of the pump keeps hitting the bulging top(where you can see the red rubber seal), it keeps hitting the top with force until it weakens it even more and water then starts to get out. good idea but flawed implementation and design.

Yeah, going to return it soon. Gotta use it for a couple of days more but it should be OK...
Don't want to have to fork out for a new one, if that's the case I'm not getting an XSPC one and it also means I can't get some Solo6c's....
 
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Yeah, going to return it soon. Gotta use it for a couple of days more but it should be OK...
Don't want to have to fork out for a new one, if that's the case I'm not getting an XSPC one and it also means I can't get some Solo6c's....

Get the Acrylic XSPC One, http://shop.xs-pc.com/xsp/XSPC-Acrylic-Dual-525-Reservoir-for-Laing-D5_25433.html

^ That one has the best design, takes the pump from the bottom and installs on the Side, its supposed to be quiter too, Else get a refund and get a Monson Bay res, there are't too many bay res for the D5 pump like the XSPC one frown.gif and I'd hate to have a extra pump hanging from somewhere or having to place the D5 pump which causes it to vibrate a lot. So Bayres seems to be the best solution for a lot of people like me who want a quite system with less parts.

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Originally Posted by gboeds View Post

you are not alone:

http://www.xs-pc.com/d5-dual-bay-reservoir-safety-notice/

Yea just look what they are Saying..utter bull
Quote:
D5 Dual Bay Reservoir Safety Notice

At the moment our records show the issue has effected 2.5% of the first batch of reservoirs. Although it's a small amount it's well above our normal RMA rate and we take the safety of our products very seriously.

How did this happen?


We always test products throughly before we release them and the D5 bayres was no different. Unfortunately when we went into production there appears to have been an issue with the material used on a small number of reservoirs.

Why wasn't this reported earlier?


Early on a handful of reports of this issue were brought to our attention by resellers. Our belief at the time was it was caused by an overloaded loop and very high water temperatures. Even though we believed the issue was caused by water temperatures beyond normal limits, we still decided to revise the design as a precaution. [/I]


- Oh Please Shut up XSPC, Water Temperature is just fine, NOT very high otherwise our CPU's would have burned long before plastic started to melt and bend and wrap due to "High Water Temps". Your Priduct Design Was Flawed, a Faulty Design, Admit it! YOU are OBLIGED to handle and fix it for mass selling flawed products. The Real number of Reported guys across the internet is VERY high, around 60% end up in leaks not 2.5%. Most people don't even know its leaking 1 drop at a time. Specially those who have nothing mounted below the res will never know.






The fact that something that has WATER or Liquid Traveling through it, it should be closed SHUT so there is no uneven edged or chance of leaking. Its not supposed to be Bulging on one side or have its Gaskets showing from one UNEVEN end to begin with! Thats like saying leaving Gaskets seals on a car warped and unscrewed on a side is okay. XSPC wasn't even nice enough to Send me their Acrylic Res(I even asked to add the costs) , Made me wait for 2 Months, Yet my retailer was kind enough to even replace the whole D5 Pump since it was damaged due to the leaking res. Rads, blocks XSPC is good, Res and Pumps, they always screw up. Like their older X20 750 Pumps that would always make annoying clicking noises. My Components died because of your stupid design, you keep me waiting and put the load on my retailer and then aren't even nice enough to give me the acrylic version YOU PROMISED in the first place. :I like XSPC products but things like this and your attitude and service just ticks me off mad:
Edited by TheBirdman74 - 7/22/13 at 10:37pm
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