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How To: Clean out a D-Tek Fuzion CPU Block

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This is a simple guide on how to clean the D-Tek Fuzion CPU Block, PRIOR to installation.

1) This is the standard D-Tek block with the standard D-Tek barbs fitted.



2) First thing I do is remove the standard barbs



3) Flip the block over and you'll see the 4 hex head bolts.
You'll need an Allen key or a Hex head screwdriver to remove these.




4) Remove all 4 bolts, usually the bolts even have some plastic sludge on them.
I usually clean off as much as possible with some tweezers and some small pointed scissors.




5) Remove the bottom half of the plastic base from the top and remove the rubber O-Ring.
You'll notice that the O-Ring has excessive amounts of rubber from the manufacturing process.
This can potentionally get into your water loop and clog up your pump or another component.





6) Remove the excess rubber from the O-Ring, it will just peel off easily.



7) Return the O-Ring to its correct position, take care to make sure that it stays in place when you put the block back together.
Screw the bolts back in nice and tight and fit some barbs.




I tend to change the D-Tek barbs to the EK ones as its a little easier to fit hose clips over 1/2" tubing as they don't have as big a lip.

Not too difficult is it?
    
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post #2 of 14
This is a very useful guide.

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Good stuff Marcus, I have all 3 book-marked now...Saves a lot of 'splaining...
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will do this.. if i manage to find a place to buy this block..

thanks a bunch.
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Nice tutorial, i did mine already
This should get stickied
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Cheers guys, I wrote these 3 guides a few months ago and never got round to posting them, now we have finally became a Vendor I thought no time like the present.



Ira-K - shall be PM-ing you shortly about using some of your PDF material to put together a few other guides!
    
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post #7 of 14
Having just cleaned my Fuzion, that stuff is not rubber from the gasket but a sealant used in addition. Did it serve some purpose, or was it just there to assist in assembly?
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post #8 of 14
You remove it so that it doesn't get sucked into the pump and kill the pump if thats what your asking.
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No, I am asking why the manufacturer put it there initially. It was an extra material they added. And although disassembly is required for the pro bracket and nozzles, they don't include instructions to replace it.

And it is sloppily applied. What was it there for? As a sealant? As a manufacturing assembly aid?
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No, I am asking why the manufacturer put it there initially. It was an extra material they added. And although disassembly is required for the pro bracket and nozzles, they don't include instructions to replace it.

And it is sloppily applied. What was it there for? As a sealant? As a manufacturing assembly aid?
Assembly aid? Are you positive?

It looks like flash to me. I could be wrong.

But they most probably used injection molding to make the O-Ring and with injection molding you get a lot of flash. With it most probably been an automated production line there would be no one to remove the flash. So it would just go straight into the Fuzion.

How did you come to the conclusion it was a sealant?
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