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Hi all.

I'm a complete newbie to water cooling. I have a box of parts that I've inherited from a friend, which includes an XTOP D5. I have a third-party D5 pump. When I put the two together, along with the rubber gasket which I'm assumiing belongs with the XTOP, the pump can both turn freely in the top, *and* wiggle back and forth. It seems impossible to me that it would make a good seal.

Is this normal behavior and I shouldn't worry? Or is this the road to catastrophe?

Thanks,
ocnewbie15
 

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Hi all.

I'm a complete newbie to water cooling. I have a box of parts that I've inherited from a friend, which includes an XTOP D5. I have a third-party D5 pump. When I put the two together, along with the rubber gasket which I'm assumiing belongs with the XTOP, the pump can both turn freely in the top, *and* wiggle back and forth. It seems impossible to me that it would make a good seal.

Is this normal behavior and I shouldn't worry? Or is this the road to catastrophe?

Thanks,
ocnewbie15
No, you should have no wiggle at all.

Are you capable of creating a uniform seal with the XTOP backplate using the (8) fastening screws?

This is what the XTOP backplate and top housing should look like when properly fastened to each other, almost seemless mounting, no gap and no wiggle.
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Thanks iBruce. Again, newbie... I have the pump, the XTOP and screws, and I think I have a black metal L-bracket to fit the whole thing. I can screw the top together with the pump and it appears seamless, but spins/wiggles. What is that black plate that your whole apparatus is resting on, and do I need that?

I'm guessing that I just have the wrong gasket.

Sorry about the naivete, but hopefully I'm a fast learner.
 

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Thanks iBruce. Again, newbie... I have the pump, the XTOP and screws, and I think I have a black metal L-bracket to fit the whole thing. I can screw the top together with the pump and it appears seamless, but spins/wiggles. What is that black plate that your whole apparatus is resting on, and do I need that?

I'm guessing that I just have the wrong gasket.

Sorry about the naivete, but hopefully I'm a fast learner.
There really should be no wiggle at all with the D5 mounted up inside the XTOP housing.

This is the correct size O-ring (gasket) you need 60x3 NBR55. 60mm is the inner diameter, 3mm is the thickness of the ring, NBR55 is the material it's composed of (if I understood correctly).

I could not find these at the EK website or PPCS search, but PPCS has a large quantity of these orings for the X-TOPs just have to make a separate request for them, I went ahead and got (3) just to have as back ups.
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I used two EK mounting brackets listed below:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-uni-holder-d5-v3.html

http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-uni-pump-bracket-120mm-fan-vertical.html

EK oring pdf attached.

https://www.frozencpu.com/images/products/pdf/EK_ORING.pdf

http://s296.photobucket.com/user/iBruceEVGA/media/ek oring_zpslowdeeqv.png.html

http://s296.photobucket.com/user/iBruceEVGA/media/IMG_3514_zpsctvv65yk.jpg.html

http://s296.photobucket.com/user/iBruceEVGA/media/IMG_3526_zpsesvme5to.jpg.html
 
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