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I assume you did use some plumbers tape before you applied the fittings?
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I assume you did use some plumbers tape before you applied the fittings?
Wow dude did you read anything??????
    
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Wow dude did you read anything??????

obviously i did not do enough reading... what did i miss?
post #24 of 37
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obviously i did not do enough reading... what did i miss?
He was talking about the plumbers tape comment. If you read the tread you would know that its not a barb that's leaking so plumbers tape would be a pretty dumb response to this thread.
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post #25 of 37
The leak is from the seam between the copper base and delrin top. Don't worry about plumbers tape. (used on fitting threads sometimes)
post #26 of 37
I stopped using that tape on the thread garbage after I found out it doesnt help one single bit


If your barb is going to leak its due to a bad o-ring. Use as much tape as you want guys, without that o-ring that barb will have a hard time making a good, permanent seal. Oh, and use dyed water with that tape - watch the entire tape turn colored too lol


Now, back to OP - hoth, what have you found so far?
    
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post #27 of 37
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i have a picture on the second page showing where the leak is. so now i am hearing that the gasket is messed up inside. Not really sure what that is but okay. i am probably going to open it, but i need to buy a a wrench that fits tomorrow. Also, i have e-mailed ek waterblocks to see what they say about an RMA. Thats where i am at.

Are you sure that opening this block up will not mess up the warrenty?
And what exactly is the gasket? is it a piece of rubber meant to stop leaks?
post #28 of 37
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You can't mess with stuff like that, not worth putting your Rig in jeopardy...

Your going to have to carefully remove the block and buy a new one and send this one for replacement if you can't wait..... This is after checking the stuff like the guru's said,,, gl,,
Doubtful that the block will need to be replaced. Most likely a loose screw, or an improperly seated o ring.
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post #29 of 37
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the o ring is on the barb isn't it?
post #30 of 37
there is an "Oring/gasket" inbetween the top and base. when you open your block up you will see it. take it out and wash it, look for molding flashing that needs to be cut off, if you don't see anything wash it with distilled and pop it back in. this will fix your leak one way or another.
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