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Koolance GPU Block: O-ring is too big

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So I bought 2x Koolance GTX 285 waterblocks (used) and wanted to replace their o-rings since I didn't trust the ones in there. I got in contact with Koolance and ordered two brand new o-rings. I go to try to put the o-rings in and they seem to be literally 1" too long. I've tried all the tricks I know about putting o-rings in and nothing seems to fix the fact that the o-ring has about an inch of "slack" in it that prevents it from being seated.

I emailed Koolance again just now to see what they think, but I wanted to see if any of you have any ideas/suggestions. The brand new o-rings have the same issue as when I try to put the old o-rings in. I figured the old o-rings expanded and so that's why they didn't fit, but the new ones do the same thing. I'd really like to get this working because it's hard enough to find this water block for such an old card.

Thanks for any suggestions

EDIT: This is the reply from Koolance
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Those larger O-rings can sometimes be a hassle to get in. I've had a few that have taken me at least half an hour to get in. They seem too large but you just have to get it formed the correct way and it will fit.

I guess I'll have to play with it more
post #2 of 4
Try putting a very tiny amount of silicone grease around the o ring. It'll help hold it in place.
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If you feel like you need to cut the oring there are adhesives out there that work. I ended up cutting an inch of oring out of one of my blocks. Used this to glue it back together.

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/4/3/sg_ug_cntrl/overview/Loctite-Super-Glue-ULTRA-Gel-Control.htm
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Yes! Finally got it in. Took my dad's help and some careful hands. We ended up working at one end and then working at an opposite end. This gave us less "slack" in the o-ring and we were able to push it in.
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