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Poll Results: In light of EK's nickel failure, will you buy their blocks?

 
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    Yes, continue or consider using their blocks (copper or nickel)
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    No, I will look into other manufacturers.
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post #1411 of 1650
That's close enough in that yeap it has that silver metal area, though the block itself is "EK-FC580 DCII - Acetal+EN (Nickel)".

But that's outside and part of the block itself so there's no water going there or am I getting confused with the question if I had stainless? Should I try RMA or will it just be rejected?
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That's close enough in that yeap it has that silver metal area, though the block itself is "EK-FC580 DCII - Acetal+EN (Nickel)".
But that's outside and part of the block itself so there's no water going there or am I getting confused with the question if I had stainless? Should I try RMA or will it just be rejected?

Doesnt hurt to ask, but I would try to clean it up to see if that is rust or nickel failure. Try a bit of hot distilled water and a terry cloth.

Technically this shouldn't touch water, so it might be something else. I would probe a bit more in the other components of your loop.
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The problem with RMA I think would be the little tag on the side which of course is now cut as you can't see in the block without lifting the acetal off first.

That little tag is only to say its been pressure/watertight tested,Eddy said that himself,it doesnt affect your statutory rights.
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I've had my loop running for about a month. Ordered some Primochill PC ICE and will be using that going forward just to be on the safe side with my 7970 block.
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The problem with RMA I think would be the little tag on the side which of course is now cut as you can't see in the block without lifting the acetal off first.

That little tag is only to say its been pressure/watertight tested,Eddy said that himself,it doesnt affect your statutory rights.

I think quite a few RMAs' have been rejected due to the sticker either no longer being there or cut.

Now whether this is on the part of the Vendor, or the Manufacturer I do not know. But I have read quite a few times that that sticker can't be fiddled with. Not that it's hard to defeat the sticker clean and painlessly, but that some had broken the seal and claimed to have been rejected. mellowsmiley.gif

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post #1416 of 1650
I think you might be thinking of stickers on Swiftech pumps, those can not be opened. But there is no problem with opening EK blocks.
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What tool do you need to open the EK blocks anyway? I didn't look closely on mine. Small allen wrench?
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What tool do you need to open the EK blocks anyway? I didn't look closely on mine. Small allen wrench?

It uses metric hex keys (aka allen wrench). I think they use M2 or M2.5 (don't recall and don't have a block from them anymore wink.gif).


Btw, EK support ok's to open up the block, especially if you have an acetal version. What Gregor explained, its a "leak-pass-approval" sticker. That was back in summer of 2011. Not sure if they still go by this procedure. i would say they should, or how else would an acetal owner know his nickel crapped out.
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I think you might be thinking of stickers on Swiftech pumps, those can not be opened. But there is no problem with opening EK blocks.

Nope. I know what I'm thinking of and it's not Swiftech. wink.gif

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What tool do you need to open the EK blocks anyway? I didn't look closely on mine. Small allen wrench?

It uses metric hex keys (aka allen wrench). I think they use M2 or M2.5 (don't recall and don't have a block from them anymore wink.gif).


Btw, EK support ok's to open up the block, especially if you have an acetal version. What Gregor explained, its a "leak-pass-approval" sticker. That was back in summer of 2011. Not sure if they still go by this procedure. i would say they should, or how else would an acetal owner know his nickel crapped out.

Yeah that's what one would hope and as I said, it could be fail someplace in the chain. Either Manufacturer, Vendor or Owner in relating the information regarding a rejected RMA. I've read here several times where RMA was rejected for the sticker being removed.

Then of course there is this...

338

...which is on my HF Supreme. Have another on my FC Block. wink.gif

As I said I don't know who does the actual rejection but I can see where and how it happens.
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http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-276305.html?s=4ee78308a3ade76f7c5727108e9738b0

Google throws up lots like it..

My HF didnt even come with a sticker....i feel robbed somehow.
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