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Corsair XR5 outlets are not straight?


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Probably gonna seem like a bit of an odd one, so bear with me;

Basically, the G1/4 threads on my 280mm XR5 radiator are aligned in such a way that fittings I screw into them do not form a 90° angle with the radiator. It's not the greatest picture, but hopefully my attached image gives a clearer indication of what I mean.

I know this might not seem like a big deal, but I'm building in a small form factor case, so having to correct for this is actually a bit of a nuisance - my question is simply thus; is this normalDo I have a dud rad, or are all XR5's exactly like this?

 

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No, all inlets and outlets should be perfect. If you feel you have a defect in anyway, it’s best to swap it out now. The last thing you want is a subtle imperfection in the connection with a potential leak. 
 

I would try a couple other fittings to make sure it’s not the compression fitting. I have seen a few fittings over the years that have issues with their threads. I have not seen a mis-formed port before. That is something that should be caught coming off the line. 

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I would try a couple other fittings to make sure it’s not the compression fitting

Have now done this and I'm pretty confident it's not the fittings; plus it's a consistent issue with both outlets, so I'm reasonably certain at this point it's a manufacturing defect.

Thanks for the input, mate. Just needed someone to confirm for me that I wasn't just seeing things more than anything else, it's much appreciated.

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I agree with @c-attack ... that's not right at all. I have several XR5's and XR7's of various sizes and none of them have that issue. Get it replaced. Not something that you want to take a chance on.

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