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is my H100i V2 leaking? Oil?

post #1 of 14
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I've seen the possible Oil from the fan being slung around - but my radiator is vertical and I don't see how what I'm seeing could be from the fans.

I noticed it around the fittings connected to the radiator

I'm on the fence about what I'm looking at - it doesn't look like "water" because it almost has some sort of a thicker texture like some sort of lubricant. I will attach a photo -

Curious if anyone has experienced this before first hand or if they would just RMA it. I cleaned it off the best I could with it being inside the computer and I don't see any active "dripping" so to speak - but that obviously doesn't mean this isn't in the beginning stages. Unless they lubricate these fittings and I just don't know about it




I will attach full res photo below as well in case you can't see


http://i.imgur.com/OM1tbfr.jpg
post #2 of 14
Guessing it is adhesive.
post #3 of 14
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Guessing it is adhesive.
Didn't think of that. Why would adhesive "melt" though? I thought adhesive would be hard
post #4 of 14
Not really sure what kind they use but I don't think it could be anything else.
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Not really sure what kind they use but I don't think it could be anything else.

I guess my main concern is that I can't tell the difference between coolant and anything else it could be
post #6 of 14
I cant actually see and liquid dripping in the picture. It looks like adhesive on the barb. Can you pull some off or touch the liquid to see what its consistency is?
post #7 of 14
Looks like adhesive but the only way to know for sure if if you place something like litmus paper under it to test if it is leaking if not or take it out altogether and check it.
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post #8 of 14
How long have you had the unit installed? I know my AIO Cooler had some grease and/or assembly lube on it when I put it in, wiped it off with some rubbing alcohol and haven't had it comeback since.

Also if you recently moved it around or took it out of your system if could have worked out of the fitting.
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How long have you had the unit installed? I know my AIO Cooler had some grease and/or assembly lube on it when I put it in, wiped it off with some rubbing alcohol and haven't had it comeback since.

Also if you recently moved it around or took it out of your system if could have worked out of the fitting.

I just moved houses so the computer went in my car. It sounds like from you guys that it's probably adhesive. I'll get some paper to double check.

If it is, in fact from moving and worked itself from the fitting - should I be concerned


Thanks for all the replies by the way
post #10 of 14
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I just moved houses so the computer went in my car. It sounds like from you guys that it's probably adhesive. I'll get some paper to double check.

If it is, in fact from moving and worked itself from the fitting - should I be concerned


Thanks for all the replies by the way

If it was a hot day you might have expanded the fitting/grease/evverything and it may have sneaked out. The whole point of assembly lubrication is that the parts are so damn tight they couldn't get them on otherwise. It leaking is just from being moved around, in heat, shakin, stirred and else.

I work for a large plumbing fixture manufacturer and would say not be concerned and that it is NOT infanct adhesive, as any adhesives used in liquid applications cure really quickly and expand a bit to fill any microholes. Think of anything similar to a 2-part 30second epoxy. We don't want anything leaking ever, even under your sink.

SO it's either lubricant from assembly or that is used to keep the fitting rotational so you can put it whatever way you want in your case OR it coolant, which is a low likelyhood if its not actually dripping, but one is nothing (grease) and the other is a big issue and you need a warranty. get the stuff on your finger and if it's greasey your safe, if it's wet and viscous as water, call Corsair asap and get it out of your system. Good luck. Hopefully it's fitting grease.
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