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

 
  • 39% (230)
    Yes, continue or consider using their blocks (copper or nickel)
  • 60% (354)
    No, I will look into other manufacturers.
584 Total Votes  
post #151 of 1650
I'm going to ask for a non-plated one when I get around to turning it in I could care less for the plating and don't want to risk it again.
post #152 of 1650
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Pending pick up of old block.

Some comparo pics of old vs new. So far, Greg has been helpful and I hope my block can shed some more light into these "unofficial" reports about nickel plating failure:
I'm surprised the your block seems to be flaking in the stagnant areas of the block, I would've expected it in placed where the flow might be more abrasive...
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post #153 of 1650
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Just a little FYI if anyone is interested:

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Nickel plated blocks
All blocks bases are made of electrolytic copper.
Nickel plated blocks are milled of copper and then plated with fine thin layer of nickel.

When cleaning blocks please do not use any aggressive chemicals (neither vinegar) or rough materials as you may damage block and void warranty.
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/support...ode=view&id=12
post #154 of 1650
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Just a little FYI if anyone is interested:



http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/support...ode=view&id=12
As long as they don't start ignoring RMA's for that... 'You ran water through your block? Water can corrode things. Denied.' 'You ran water through your loop, you had particles in the loop, you didn't clean the flash out of the block before using it. Scratches? Denied.'

Doubt that stance will result in much future business for them...
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post #155 of 1650
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As long as they don't start ignoring RMA's for that... 'You ran water through your block? Water can corrode things. Denied.' 'You ran water through your loop, you had particles in the loop, you didn't clean the flash out of the block before using it. Scratches? Denied.'

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lol, we'll need to run air through our loops then
post #156 of 1650
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lol, we'll need to run air through our loops then
But purified air; who knows what particles and vapors are in local atmoshperic air
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post #157 of 1650
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But purified air; who knows what particles and vapors are in local atmoshperic air
"hmm...this block shows evidence of CO2, N2, & CH4...warranty denied!"
post #158 of 1650
I see more and more post of peoples blocks deteriating from using distilled water and nuke or silver. Ive never had a problem with running actual coolant and I'll stick with it. Hecj Ive ran 50/50 vehicle coolant with no problems.
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post #159 of 1650
You do that.
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"hmm...this block shows evidence of CO2, N2, & CH4...warranty denied!"
Yeah, it could get out of hand in a hurry haha.
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