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Pump top leaking!

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Im using an EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ - Acetal pump top/res combo.

good pictures in the installation guide http://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109842652.pdf

The side with 2 Holes, one oultet and one inlet is where the problem is. When first setup the loop and tested for leaks with only pump being powered the inlet was dripping pretty heavily and i thought it might have been the EK-extender G1/4 (as seen in the manual). I took that out and hooked my bitspower fitting directly into the inlet and that seemed to have solved the problem. I assumed EK-extender was bad or the o-ring was dodgy.

Ran leak test for a day without any problems. As this is my first watercooling setup i kept case open so i can keep an eye on it while system runs and noticed that under gaming load the inlet port leaks once again. I tested with prime95 and ocScanner. The inlet port leaks whenever the water is hot.

I dont think its the fitting? maybe the o-ring is shrinking under the heat. I think the pump top might simply have a bad inlet socket. What do you guys think?

Need advice on how to proceed? My brother suggested i try plumbers tape and silicon sealant.

Also, in step 4 of the manual where it shows how to mount pump top. I was leaking from the Holes where the rubber dampers go into. i Fixed it by putting the rubber dampers into the holes - wasnt there originaly cos im mounting the res with tube holder clamp thing. Is that normal? why would it leak from there.
Edited by froboshow - 8/30/13 at 4:13am
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You need to use the extender.
The ports are recessed,the fitting is almost certainly not making a watertight contact.
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5820k X99m WS 980ti strix 980ti strix 
RAMHard DrivePowerCase
KLEVV Cras DDR4  3tb Red Corsair 600w SFX + 450w SFX Caselabs BH4 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4970k Z97 Gryphon GTX 680 x2 Crucial Ballistix Elite 16Gb 
PowerCase
Be Quiet Dark Power 850 InWin D Frame Mini 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k ASUS Impact ITX R9 290 Gskill Trident 2400 
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