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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 10:34 PM - Thread Starter
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OMG I NEED ADVICE!! ek FTW3 1080 ti Waterblock Gasket

Ok, So I disassembled my EKWB waterblock for one of my EVGA FTW3 1080 Ti's and I , for the life of me, cannot get the gasket back in. It appears to not have held its shape, and it is just to big! I did my other waterblock and it went back together just fine without any problems what so ever, but the gasket also was in the shape of the block once removed. For some reason this waterblocks gasket, once separated from the plexi, kinda popped out into a circle shape. It did not hold its shape like the other one. I have been fighting with this thing for 3 hours now, and I cannot get it even close to fitting!!!!! SOME ONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!

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Been there,
I cant say this is the correct way but its what I did to my old 980ti 3 years ago when cleaning everything to sell it. New owner hasnt had any problems.
I used a tiny little dot of gasket sealant in a few spots to hold it down while I put it back together.


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Silicone grease. Lightly coat the gasket with it, then carefully lay the gasket into the channel. We used the stuff to help seat all of our gaskets in our pressurized avionics equipment when I was in the Air Force.

What bmgjet suggested would likely work as well.


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Been there,
I cant say this is the correct way but its what I did to my old 980ti 3 years ago when cleaning everything to sell it. New owner hasnt had any problems.
I used a tiny little dot of gasket sealant in a few spots to hold it down while I put it back together.
That sounds plausible! Today I'll run to the auto parts store and see what they have that I could use. Would there be any product that I would want to definitely NOT want to use on the nickle or plexi?

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Quote: Originally Posted by iamjanco View Post
Silicone grease. Lightly coat the gasket with it, then carefully lay the gasket into the channel. We used the stuff to help seat all of our gaskets in our pressurized avionics equipment when I was in the Air Force.

What bmgjet suggested would likely work as well.
Awesome, just like what I told bmgjet, Ill see what I can find at the store today! Same question to you that I asked him though. What, if anything, do I definitely NOT want to use on the nickle or plexi?

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So, I went to the nearest West Marine store and got a tube of Marine Grade Clear Silicone Sealant, used a toothpick to put a tiny amount in the groove all the way around, and Bing-Bang-Boom, done!! Thanks everyone for your help, I would have ended up just buying a new block if not for everyone's input! Again, THANK YOU!!!!

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You can also use scotch tape in a few places to hold it to the block then put the top back on and don't tighten it all the way down. Then when everything is in place you can pull the tape out and tighten the top back down all the way. Works on any water block TBH.

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Just be careful what silicon you used.
Dont know about marine stuff you got but automotive stuff its all quite acidic so it eats though any corrision on the flanges to make a good seal. You wouldnt want that on nickel.

Stuff I used was called master gasket.


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