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Water Block Cleaning

Postby HOSH » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:58 pm

I recently bought a used ASUS Rampage 3 extreme water block used. What I was wondering does koolance use a lube on the o-rings? If so, what type is it grease or oil and what is it made of? I do not want to mess up the o-rings and have to replace them. The block was so dirty I had to take apart to remove the residue.

I did not want to clean the o-rings without finding this out. From the looks of it I would guess a very thin oil/grease, but I wanted to make sure since I have access to a wide variety.

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Re: Water Block Cleaning

Postby Ace0751 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:22 am

To my knowledge buying o rings from them it does not feel like their is any oil or grease on them. I just took my old o rings out and put in the new ones without putting any oil on and they have not been leaking at all. So i believe that you should be fine not putting any oil on them.
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Re: Water Block Cleaning

Postby Izerous » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:55 am

I'm pretty sure Ace is correct and that nothing is ever put on them. You really don't want lube etc dissolving and coming into contact with your pumps or applying thin films to the micro fins in your blocks.
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Re: Water Block Cleaning

Postby HOSH » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:38 am

OK, this is why I was asking. The oil or grease was between most of the parts, but I did get it cleaned up last night and will re-build tonight.

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