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Hey guys....been busy all day installing my watercooling stuff...and upon leak testing i just couldent get my MCW60 to stop leaking....i tried changing barbs everything....eventually i took my card out of the case soo i could have a better look , and it looks like the actual swifttech block is leaking....if you look at the top of the MCW60, water is dripping out of the edges...if anyone understands what im saying...not out of the barbs or pipes...but in the middle of the block!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


anyway to fix this>? its leaking out very slow......

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108078



read the first review, thats the same thing as me......


Pros: Great heatsink. It lowered my temperatures to 48c under extreme load.
Cons: I've had this heatsink for about 6 months. Yesterday my video card started having artifacts. I looked closely and found a leak between the block and the copper base. Water was spilling out one drop at a time onto my 7800GTX video card!
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Did you use `Plumbers Tape` on the barbs before screwing them in?

It's been awhile since I did my Apogee but I believe directions even state to use Teflon tape or Plumbers Tape to seal the threads..

If you've done that, I would re-do it just to make sure and re-thread it, not too tight or you might break seal (which might be what you've already done)

If you don't understand Plumbers tape, let me know and I'll dig up a pic or link but any , litterally ANY, home improvement store or local hardware store that is worth a damn will know what you need by stating Plumbers Tape

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pictures?

you can try epoxy or silicon sealant if its a small crack, or you can just RMA it.
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Did you use `Plumbers Tape` on the barbs before screwing them in?

It's been awhile since I did my Apogee but I believe directions even state to use Teflon tape or Plumbers Tape to seal the threads..

If you've done that, I would re-do it just to make sure and re-thread it, not too tight or you might break seal (which might be what you've already done)

If you don't understand Plumbers tape, let me know and I'll dig up a pic or link but any , litterally ANY, home improvement store or local hardware store that is worth a damn will know what you need by stating Plumbers Tape

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i dont think its the barbs that are leaking, its the block itself.
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post #6 of 31
open the block and check the seals, they may be mis-seated. can be very easily fixed
    
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post #7 of 31
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what you mean brake the seal????....how would I have done that? i tightened the barbs and thats about it



I ordered my stuff online from the usa, im in south africa...soo dunno how im gonna RMA
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the skrews to open the seal are very strange skrews......they aint philips head or flat head...they like sqaure head!
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post #9 of 31
They need an allen wrench (or sometimes call alein wrench).

like this

    
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post #10 of 31
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oh ye...they came with one....will check now...thanks man!
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