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Help on fixing small crack on ek plexi waterblock

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Hello, i ran (and this is the second time) on a small crack on turning a screw between the two water channel on the plexiglass part of an ek waterblock. This is annoying because i had to open it to clean residual made by ek coolants and i didnt by any mean pull the screw too much, but just a bit and it broken like a thing glass.
To explain better the situations showing a picture :
I, of course, tried to run the loop outside the build and the water is coming out with a drop every now and then.
Since i dont want to pay for another waterblock on a ti classy since im going to swap the classy with a 1080 soon, i would try fixing it.
Any suggestion would be apprecciate, i read here on the board peoples using attack glue(same as superglue i guess) or epossidic bicomponent.
Im sure ek wont send a spare part since this is second time (first time it eas my fault since i drop it on the ground) because i already ask that for the first wb.

Would be safeenough fixing it and test the loop for some hours and IF no drop use that wb? Or i will run into possible superglue failure after a while?
Cheers
post #2 of 5
A drop of "solvent weld" will be pulled into the crack by capillary action and seal it permanently.

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Thanks mate, ill try that hopefully it will fix it.
How long shall i run a test loop to be in a safe position if it will stop leak eventually after the fix?
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Originally Posted by 1M4TO View Post

Thanks mate, ill try that hopefully it will fix it.
How long shall i run a test loop to be in a safe position if it will stop leak eventually after the fix?
Well, the best way to test for leaks in to add a pressure gauge to the loop, pressurize it with air and let it sit overnight.

What may help to be sure you get a good seal is to bend the piece a little, to open up the crack a tiny bit when you add the solvent. Then as soon as the solvent "flows"into the crack (kind of happens instantly) release the bending pressure. You can use a good magnifying glass to watch it flow.
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i would like to thanks igor from Ek pubically.
They sent me a couple acetal replacement tops for both of my waterblocks for a very convenient prices and showing a very respectable seriousness in their business.
thanks
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