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Old March 11, 2011, 02:03 PM
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The leak will more than not occur unless to stress the loop. So thermal cycling is a must. As the heat pressure build up in loop, the seal made by the o-ring should increase. So if the O-ring does not make proper contacnt, then as and pressure build it is gonna fail. Some people suggest making tightening the bottom, but that might put pressure on the acrylic and cause it to crack.
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Old March 11, 2011, 02:45 PM
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i did check all barbs and there is no leaking...

thats what i thought... air inside the radiator...

dual mcp355 with ek res v2 is good... i bought it from 3.0charlies... of course i didnt tight it toooo hard... i also notice that there is water into first thread of bottom of the ek res v2 tube...

i just pour only distrilled water with pure silver coil inside the tube... and of course towel paper at everywhere... i still see no water leaking...
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Old March 11, 2011, 05:51 PM
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Make sure you wrap toilette paper around the POM part as close to the threads as possible. I would have never noticed my leak untill it was too late if it were not for the UV coolant. The leak started slow.
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what is "pom part"?

i did wrap a piece of towel papers around each barbs and add some on the psu and hard drives...
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Old March 11, 2011, 08:33 PM
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The black piece of the reservoir where it connects to the tube. Use toilete paper; it crinkles and stays crinkled when wet. I don't want to alarm you, there is more than likely air your radiator or block. Just want to inform you of a possible cause. It is not possible to get 100% of the air out of your loop, but you should get most of it. When the system is off, the water level in your reservoir should go up, but it should be barely noticable.
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Old March 11, 2011, 08:40 PM
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oh that... i did tight it when it was leaking... now its stopping..

yes i think too...

when the system is turning off and the level is little higher than during the system is turning on.. like 1/4...
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You still have some bleeding to go; the rise in water inside you reservoir sbould not be noticable unless you are extremely observant. If the rise in water is < .5 cm you could get away with just leaving your system on, but if it is more than you need work the air out. That is just my opinion.
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actually 1/4 inch... not less than 0.5 cm...

can i unscrew plug at top of the ek res v2? maybe it would do trick to get air out quickly...
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Old March 12, 2011, 12:12 PM
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Just make sure there is very little air in your radiator and there is air pocket that can feed into the pump. You can check you radiator tilting your case so that the radiator changes position. If you here a clank or it sounds like someone is drinking water, then you have air in the radiator. If you don't then I think your ok. The micro bubbles will more than likely take weeks to fully bleed out and should not have a big impact on thermal performance.
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alright...

i discovered there is very thin line of water around on ek ddc dual top... so i took it out and opened it then inspected and it seems fine... o-rings is not damaged... so i closed it and tried to test it...

still same result... well almost... just little than before...

is it normal? should i tight it more?
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