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So i found this spring lookibg thing in reservoir ... i got this computer on a trade so please the dust particles in the fluid does not reflect how i take care of my machines however i want to resell this and know very little about custom liquid cooling... i want to get this back to best workibg condition and want to make sure not selling something that will bust on my customer ... so 1st question what is that screw thing ... 2nd question why is the reservoir turning pink .... 3rd question do u suck all the liquid out with my shop vac and refill the reservoir. .. want to get all that dust crap out....
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Looks like a silver kill coil (so you don't get algae growing in your loop).
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So i should just leave it in there then
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And it will have no bearing on the function of the cool in besides maybe algae growing
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Yeah, that's a silver kill coil. The pink stuff might be algae or bacteria. The kill coil only works if the water circulates. If you don't run a PC for a few weeks, it won't prevent growth. If I'm right, you'll need to flush the loop with a biocide to kill the stuff before returning it to service.

As for draining a loop, that often depends on the configuration, but as a general rule, you open a hole in the loop and follow Newton's laws (e.g. flip the case upside-down and all around). Be careful not to spill water everywhere.
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What if i just want to fill it with fluid that will stop that type of growth what fluid would u recommend and also theres little grey specs in the fluid that's dust right?
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I highly doubt that's dust. Most likely a growth of some sort that you will want to get out of there. It sounds like you are pretty new to water cooling so I'm not going to recommend you tearing down the entire loop, but at least run an approved cleaner through there such as Mayhem's blitz part 2.
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Are trolls a thing on this forum? I think he's trolling us right now.
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