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Old March 27, 2009, 11:41 AM
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Can't you see the leak anywhere? Should at least leave a stain.
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Old March 27, 2009, 12:02 PM
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You can also try the approach of geting a 1/2" tubing barb that screws onto a sink faucet. Plug up the outlet on the rad, hook up the inlet to the sink, and add a little pressure (just a little to start!), and look for leaks. Household pressure is around 50psi, iirc, so you definitely have enough to pressurize with. As a side bonus, this setup is great for flushing new radiators.
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Old March 27, 2009, 12:21 PM
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Fair enough Biff. On a side note, if you have the screw on type fittings for that Rad, I"d double check the O-Rings as well, because that is another possible spot for a Leak.
Just a thought.
Good luck, its gotta be a pain to chase a Coolant Leak.

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Old March 27, 2009, 05:55 PM
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I have been searching a slow leak on my rig for 2 weeks now - still no luck. In the Xspc res, there is a loss of liquid equal to about 1/16" high. Not much, may be due to evaporation, but still.... it bugs me.
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Old March 27, 2009, 05:59 PM
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It's not just microbubbles? Considering how poorly they bleed, you can easily have microbubbles trickling out of the reservoir's main line of flow for weeks after the loop is 'bled'.
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Old March 27, 2009, 06:10 PM
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Weeks? Damn... though I see no bubbles passing by the end of the inlet tube and outlet pump hole.
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Old March 27, 2009, 06:24 PM
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Microbubbles. Extremely tiny ones. I have to hold my eyeball right up the glass and stare for a little to see them occasionally leave the main coolant flow. But over the course of two weeks, I could imagine them possibly equaling 1/8" fluid drop total. I'm only guessing, mind, but that's been my own experience with this reservoir.
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Old March 27, 2009, 06:29 PM
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Shit. You are correct. Took me a few minutes of staring, but I did see a few pass by, and reach the top of the res. Thank you.
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