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post #1 of 8 Old 07-19-2011, 07:11 PM - Thread Starter
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I've spent about a day and a half straight adding water and trying to get the air out of my loop to get my pump started. But I can't. Now I'm trying to put an 240mm rad with a OCZ Hydropulse 800, EK Supreme HF and a Swiftech MCRES into a Cooler Master 690, first gen. I have everything fitted pretty ghetto but the way the tubing is set up makes it difficult for me to shake the case and get all the bubbles out. I've literally flipped the case a dozen times. I'm not frustrated, just looking to speed up the process.

As you can see I put the radiator up top, and the pump and res in the cd drive bay. The CPU block, radiator, and pump tubing are all above the res, so I need help getting the bubbles out.

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Tap the blocks and tubing arround where the bubbles are, possibly when having the case put different ways. Except for that, it's patient I guess. Would help a little if you could shake the case a little as well, but see your issue there.
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make sure pump dose not get air. will add to problems. I just let it run should get it out and shaking it. But if u got platter drives not good.
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Tip your case around and squeeze the tubes. I sometimes run the pump for 5 seconds, shut it off, run it for 5 seconds and that can help clear the bubbles too.

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add a DROP of dishwasher soap. This will create small bubbles that will eventually work themselves out. 1 drop only though
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On another note, cut out the perforated metal between your fans and the radiator, it destroys the airflow.

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Use a pin or needle to poke the bubbles through the tubing to burst them smile.gif

Nah actually don't do that. This looks like a pita though

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I leave reservoir opened for some time, pump on, pinch tube (because water presses many bubbles against the component walls), release....repeat and after 30 minutes bubbles are gone.
I hope that helps.

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