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1. Assemble entire loop
2. Pour liquid through funnel into the res until it reaches the top
3. Wait for liquid to drain on its own
4. Refill res to top
5. Turn on pump for 3 seconds
6. Turn it off
7. Refill
8. Repeat 5-7
9. Leave pump on and let the water circulate to rid of air bubbles

Is this correct?
post #2 of 14
In between res top offs you may want to close it off and tilt the case to get rid any air pockets in the rads and blocks but other than that it looks about right
    
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
1. Assemble entire loop
2. Pour liquid through funnel into the res until it reaches the top
3. Wait for liquid to drain on its own
4. Refill res to top
5. Turn on pump for 3 seconds
6. Turn it off
7. Refill
8. Repeat 5-7
9. Leave pump on and let the water circulate to rid of air bubbles

Is this correct?
i fill up to the top
pump on
fill up
pump on
fill up
pump on and vice versa till its nearly full
then I add some washing detergent (1-2drops) and that gets rid of the air bubbles for me
then I check back in a weeks time to refill as theres usually a little bit of air bubbles the soap trick doesn't work on and thats it
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
then I add some washing detergent (1-2drops) and that gets rid of the air bubbles for me
Wouldn't that create bubbles? I'm not sure if it's my tubing or what not, but I've had 0 issues in my loop with air. I always see peoples brand new loops with microbubbles all over their tubes and res, but I've never had that happen to me
 
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post #5 of 14
Fill
Pump
Fill
Pump

When full, pump on overnight... Should get rid of bubbles. It's almost my leak test.

Don't forget to connect your pump to a different PSU..You don't want power on your board while leak testing.
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That's almost exactly how I did it. Worked just fine.
     
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Wouldn't that create bubbles? I'm not sure if it's my tubing or what not, but I've had 0 issues in my loop with air. I always see peoples brand new loops with microbubbles all over their tubes and res, but I've never had that happen to me
yup bit it dissolves very quickly and dissipates within 10mins
give it a try

better than shaking my case from side to side
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Wouldn't that create bubbles? I'm not sure if it's my tubing or what not, but I've had 0 issues in my loop with air. I always see peoples brand new loops with microbubbles all over their tubes and res, but I've never had that happen to me
Dish soap is a surfactant so adding a few drops will lower the surface tension of your solution, helping to clear out bubbles. A drop or two will not be enough to form soap bubbles because there will be enough water to keep the soap suspended in your solution.
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post #9 of 14
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Fill
Pump
Fill
Pump

When full, pump on overnight... Should get rid of bubbles. It's almost my leak test.

Don't forget to connect your pump to a different PSU..You don't want power on your board while leak testing.

You don't need another psu. Unplug the 24pin, along with all other devices connected to the psu. Only have the pump connected. Take a paperclip, and put one end into a green wire, and one into black. This will jump start the psu. You can then use the switch on the back of the psu to keep turning the pump on and off. This option works if you don't have a spare psu laying around.
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@OP, What reservoir are you using?
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