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One day I noticed that my coolant didn't look quite as green as it used to...



This is what my nickel "plated" aluminum waterblock top looked like...



Since then I bought myself one of those copper tops. I can post pictures of that if you really want...
I guess this is a warning to all those GTX owners out there.
Personally I like the waterblock and would still buy it again, but with a copper top right from the start.
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post #2 of 27
o man!
i thought the nickel plating was supposed to keep that from happening

i guess even working fixes aren't always impervious to good 'ol Murphy and his little law
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OUCH, That Sucks.

At lest you caught it before it leaked
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i guess even working fixes aren't always impervious to good 'ol Murphy and his little law
It's worse than gravity!
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HA! send pic to Swiftech and say "TOLD YOU SO!"
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HA! send pic to Swiftech and say "TOLD YOU SO!"
Haha! I'm planning on mailing my old top and the recipt for the copper top to 'em.
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post #7 of 27
Quote:
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Haha! I'm planning on mailing my old top and the recipt for the copper top to 'em.
Good idea. Sucks the block corroded though...
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post #8 of 27
Yeah, they should recall the aluminum tops. Not the first and likely not the last one to bite the galvanic dust.

It's a very sad deal really, sorry to hear you have to pay out of pocket for something like this. Most of these are usually with someone that ran straight distilled, but it sounds like you even used some sort of anticorrosive coolant and it still happened.....
    
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BTW, just curious what green fluid did you use and at what mixture ratio?
    
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post #10 of 27
I've got an Apogee GT block that I'll sell to you at a reasonable price if you need a replacement. You'll need your own mounting hardware though.
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