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Stripped 5870 waterblock.

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by mrsemi, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. mrsemi

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    I wasn't twisting that hard but I felt it strip on the last bolt on the cpu. Was an ek water block, any advise on repair?

    Was thinking an elongated c claim but I've never seen one.

    I didn't finish the job so I'm going to plug it in tonight and see if it flows but I have a feeling with that 4th bolt not tight it's probably going to be no improvement over air.

    I wonder if they'd warranty something like that, like I said, wasn't excessive pressure, just seemingly very soft copper.
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  2. Steevo


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    Tap it out, or drill it out and use a nut, or use some loctite blue, or for a permanent use special 518 green.
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  3. soldier242


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    you could also use a thread insert or drill the hole a lil bit larger and cut in a larger thread ... i wouldn't use something that glues in the screw, if you want to open the block for cleaning someday
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