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post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by Abell2000 View Post
I've been running my loop for about 5 month now distilled water plus silver kill coil, all blocks are nickel plated copper, everything was cleaned with distilled before install, so today I decided to change something so I dissembled everything and my kill coil looks like it has some sort of tar on it, so I took my cpu block apart and it has some greenish gunk in it, I was able to clean most of it with toothbrush but some still stuck between fins and it also has something which looks like oxidation in the corner, what is all of this? is there any easy way to clean entire loop because I don't really want to open up my gpu block and deal with that little oring plus this stuff probably also inside my rad as well, and I just noticed some green dots stuck on the res, poured some vinegar+distilled and gonna leave it and see if that will get rid of it...
That looks like nickel disolving.
Not in microfins, that is gunk & black stuff / probably oxide/, but edges look like something we have been seeing lately.
Silver koil looks like it has extra metal attached to it.
Wonder why this happens?
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post #12 of 31
Anything nickel plated in your loop? Their have been accounts of ek water block's nickel plating flaking.
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post #13 of 31
This is why coolant is best
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post #14 of 31
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Use PT nuke along with distilled and silver coil. That should solve your problem.
Huh?

Silver is a biocide just like PTNuke. You don't need both for an anti-microbial. Besides this looks like a metal problem.
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post #15 of 31
Definitely don't need both...silver coil or pt-nuke, either one will work.

There isn't anything aluminum in your loop, is there? Like a passive radiator or any kind of fitting? Almost looks like the onset of galvanic corrosion. (it may just be flaking nickle plate)
post #16 of 31
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This is why coolant is best
Why is that? So instead of just metal flakes you get goop on your blocks as well?

Coolant is a gimmick. Distilled water will work just fine as long as all the components of the loop have been cleaned properly and inspected for shoddy workmanship on the plating.
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post #17 of 31
I just cleaned my pc and loop yesterday after 6 months,And the water was still crystal clear and didn't even smell either.
There must have been something else in your loop.
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post #18 of 31
sounds like verdigris to me (copper oxidisation),normally brought on by flux left on copper. Im a plumber,i see it everyday.....
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post #19 of 31
I hear you guys putting silver coils and PTNuke ect. in your loops?
All I've ever use is 1/2 a cap zerex super coolant and distilled water, I've took apart my loop apart after a year and it's still spotless like new.. I'm sticking with it!
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post #20 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nametagg;13698124 
Anything nickel plated in your loop? Their have been accounts of ek water block's nickel plating flaking.

yes, all blocks are nickel plated, koolance cpu and ek vga
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Originally Posted by mongoloid;13698562 
There isn't anything aluminum in your loop, is there? Like a passive radiator or any kind of fitting? Almost looks like the onset of galvanic corrosion. (it may just be flaking nickle plate)

nope nothing is aluminium

that flaking stuff does look like nickel or silver powder and I just came across post about ek nickel plating failing... I wonder can it damage the pump or is it safe to run?
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