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as the title says I am noticing that my Ek nickle block is loosing it's nickle. WTH all I have in my loop is Distilled water an PT nuke.


Not the greatest pic I know but you can see it.
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Maybe that is why EK have now said additives will void warranty?
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post #3 of 29
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Originally Posted by un-nefer View Post
Maybe that is why EK have now said additives will void warranty?
well I guess I wont be getting another nickle block if it is going to do that.
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It's not the PT-Nuke that's causing that anyways, as many people have had similar problems using a silver kill coil. Maybe it's a small amount of galvanic corrosion between a steel injection plate on the CPU block?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Maybe it's a small amount of galvanic corrosion between a steel injection plate on the CPU block?
Improbable.

http://www.realredraider.com/vbullet...&postcount=180
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post #6 of 29
He should have added PT Nuke to the distilled water to see what happens
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post #7 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
He was using freshly distilled water. He should have also experimented with PT-Nuke added, with a higher oxygen dissolve% and with a nickel block (nickel has a lower galvanic index).

Still, I don't know how much that would affect the result. When I took my Full Nickel block apart I did notice something that looked similar to the picture in the OP at the points where the nickel base touches the injection plate. It was very minor, but it was also after only 2 weeks usage.
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post #8 of 29
hmm.. mabe i shoun't buy this EK FC580 Nickel afterall if its gona look like crap after i use it like that
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hmm.. mabe i shoun't buy this EK FC580 Nickel afterall if its gona look like crap after i use it like that
Buy one of them newfangled "MCW60"'s....
    
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post #10 of 29
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The only thing in my loop is copper and the nickle as far as I know.
No injector plates, all bitspower barbs I just dont know whats doing it and it really is pissing me off cause it looks lik $h!t

Edit: I wonder if it is the plate that is used to connect the water chambers(non-reference block)

Edited by eclipseaudio4 - 1/10/11 at 6:58pm
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