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Very slight leak at the base of unit


Rex82

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Hi, i regret to report that there is a slight leak in the unit. I know the picture doesn't show it properly but when I put slight pressure on the right tube, there is a very slight puddle/drop of water that rises where the tube meets the unit(at the "hinge"). The droplet recedes when there is no pressure or twisting of the tube. The unit is not leaking profusely, but i am worried that over time this could be a problem. May i request an RMA?

 

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/3775/slightleak.jpg

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I have my radiator sitting outside to the left of the case being supported by some boxes. As far as I can tell, that is the only position I can put it where the tubes will not be overly bent. Anywhere else it will either not mount or put too much stress on the tubing. The case is a Torture Rack btw.
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Thanks for the tip. This is what it looks like from afar. The tubes don't seem too bent. I could try rotating the radiator to the right and hang it off the case handle, but then I wouldn't be able to put the case cover back on. I would still like to request an RMA as I don't feel safe turning the system back on knowing that there is a slight possibility of leakage.

 

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/5034/image151k.jpg

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Sorry if i made the tubes in the first picture look extreme. I just wanted to capture a closeup of the leak, but unfortunately my camera phone is all I have at the moment and it's pretty bad at capturing depth :(:

 

Again, I don't want to alarm anyone. It's just a very tiny leak.

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can you rotate the block clockwise a bit so there is not so much stress on the tubes?

from the pic it looks like they are pretty stressed to the left. that could have caused the seal to leak.

 

as with any water cooling system, the first inch or so of tubing should be straight out to prevent stress.

 

Rex82

Look at these images below, that's what Synthohol is trying to explain to you.

Some water coolers might break if you stress the tubing like that.

Corsair tubing is strong but still it shouldn't be that stressed.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/jojesa/corsair-water.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/jojesa/corsair-water2.jpg

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