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EK Res starting to crack!

post #1 of 24
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Has anyone had an issue like this before? I've got an EK cylindrical res, mounted horizontal. It's starting to crack right along the threaded part...and of course it's starting to leak very slowly. For now I've put some paper towel down.
post #2 of 24
this guy had similar problem except he had it store away for few months in safe place and when he took it out of the box and as soon as he grabbed it, it broke at the threaded area

http://www.dazmode.com/_forum/viewto...04b0d9975594c8
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post #3 of 24
Is it still under warranty? I had a similar problem with XSPC bay reservoir (the cracking was around the fittings). They immediately solved it by sending a replacement in 1 week.
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Thanks for the reply...my crack looks similar. I'm going to contact EK...

post #5 of 24
hmm, just bought one of these, hope it don't do this
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bummer. any additives that you used? how long have you used it for?

can't ever be from tightening it is it?
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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by k0rnh0li0 View Post
bummer. any additives that you used? how long have you used it for?

can't ever be from tightening it is it?
=Just PT Nuke and a silver coil
=Used for 7 months
=I did tighten it as far as it would go...because it was already leaking a bit.
post #8 of 24
It's an ongoing problem with EK Waterblocks's reservoirs. They are also having issues with their nickel plating.

If you google this issue you will find many other people with similar problems.
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post #9 of 24
Wow just saw a thread about some guys EK rest that broke into two pieces after charlie said to google it up.

The heck is EK doing? I'm afraid to start using my parts to make my rig
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post #10 of 24
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This sucks! I really liked my other EK stuff....any suggestions for a better brand?
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