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I know that i have to clean out the rad, but i dont have an old pump to let run with hot water going through it. Could you guys tell me a different way.

Do new watercooling blocks need to be cleaned?

Using an xspc radiator and an acetal and copper ek block.

If there is anything i missed could you tell me.

If there is already a guide for this please show me, i couldnt find one.

Thanks everyone
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post #2 of 15
i don't think you have to clean new water block(correct me if iam wrong),
but radiator definitely yes, you've to flush the radiator several times till water comes up crystal clear (radiators are awfully dirt when they're brand new)
i usually flush new parts with distilled water, however tap water would work/more economic but be sure you run distilled water afterward/last flush
Edited by kiel^cx - 6/10/11 at 6:59pm
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Thanks for the advice
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if money is not an issue, you might want to get a filter from homedepot and run your loop thru it
check this out if you need more info


Edited by kiel^cx - 6/10/11 at 7:38pm
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Ya that is cool and it looks very effective. but odds are im not going to be doing this alot so if i can save 50 bucks i will. thanks for the info anyways
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Also, What solution do you recommend i wash it with. I hear 90 percent distilled with 10 percent white vinegar. But some people say Warm Distilled. Which works better.

Would a shake and drain method work?
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post #7 of 15
White vinegar+distilled water would work fine,just flush the parts and shake them..repeat few times till water come out crystal clear
If you wAnt warm distilled water, why dun just do with boiled tap water and final flush with distilled water
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I don't remember exactly where, but Martin did show a barb/faucet adapter thing that looked super cheap/effective/simple. Only caveat is you must respect the pressure coming out the of tap, you can blow stuff up if you turn it up too high. I think he got it at home depot but it basically connect to the faucet, giving you a barb to connect to a hose and then connect to your rad/block/etc. IIRC he said in about 30 minutes, shazam, it should be clean. Rinse with distilled. I am going to take a trip out to Home Depot today, if I find it I will post the exact part number.
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Originally Posted by CesarNYC View Post
I don't remember exactly where, but Martin did show a barb/faucet adapter thing that looked super cheap/effective/simple. Only caveat is you must respect the pressure coming out the of tap, you can blow stuff up if you turn it up too high. I think he got it at home depot but it basically connect to the faucet, giving you a barb to connect to a hose and then connect to your rad/block/etc. IIRC he said in about 30 minutes, shazam, it should be clean. Rinse with distilled. I am going to take a trip out to Home Depot today, if I find it I will post the exact part number.
Im looking for a barb/faucet adapter to flush out my radiators. I hope someone knows where I can find one?
post #10 of 15
OK... i'll teach u the proper way to flush a radiator.

There is serveral ways to do it properly.

Easiest Route - This is if u used nothing but distilled and no Glycol.
1. Connect tubing to the inlet and outlet of your rad.
2. Connect one of the tubing to a faucet.
3. Allow city water pressure to flow though radiator. 60psi on average for city.
4. Let the water flow though for about 1 minute or until u see water clear up.
5. Fill rad with distilled... empty... fill up again with distilled empty.
6. Done... plug rads so u dont get oxidation starting inside them until you install.

Now if u used a Premix... the problem is they can leave a glycol type residue.
So..

1. You need to heat up tap water to boiling.
2. Let boiling water stand out for 5 min. so it isnt boiling anymore but very hot.
3. Wearing cooking gloves... Pour hot water inside radaitor... doing so you'll notice your rad gets Stinking hot.
4. Do the la macarina... (basically shake that rad good, to the left, to the left.. then to the right to the right... then up and up... u get the point)
5. Repeat what i posted above.
6. your done.



Thats IT.. no filter required.. no expensive method needed.
City Water pressure is enough to push whatever got stuck in your rad.
If your radiator is blocked when you this, you will rupture your chamber, so make sure your outlet isnt pluged.


You can use a radiator flush..


But this is only needed if u had corrosion and other stuff visable in your loop.


I dont understand why these OCD people think cleaning a radiator is so difficult.
If watercooling was this difficult, i wouldnt be doing it.
And trust me, im about the laziest person one can think of when it comes to watercooling.
I even had the title of Zip Tie Deity on XS because i was too lazy to use real screws.
Edited by NaeKuh - 6/11/11 at 10:55am
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