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My loop was running great for a good while and noticed a decrease in flow over time. After assuming it was just a break down of Feser One coolant, purged the system and added new fluid.

After this a couple days later debris got stuck in the flow meter and decided to dismantle the whole loop and thoroughly clean it and found some severe issues with one of the water blocks and the barbs.

Asus P6x58d-premium
The loop was going reservoir > pump > radiator > cpu > upper mosfet > left mosfet > north/south bridge > reservoir

What I've found was the EK top mosfet nickle plating corroded and the brass started seeding growth as well as creating a dam in that block.. The bitspower barbs internal paint was flaking off and getting stuck through out the loop.

I'm more than certain this has to do with the amount of heat in the system, but are these parts not developed to withstand that type of abuse and prevent situations like this from happening? Everything else was absolutely fine, minus expected build up of deterioration from the coolant.


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post #2 of 31
that coolant is terrible stuff - do not use. It should all be taken off the market. I've been there, not quite that bad but it was a big mistake.
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post #3 of 31
Same thing happened to a friend using the feser coolant.

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post #4 of 31
Holy crap.

Seriously, wow.
post #5 of 31
I ask if you can expand on your beliefs about the high heat the system lived with. I use distilled water,channged regulary,is working out well.
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ek nickel plating is known to have issues sometime now. they halted there nickel plating process for awhile. The they said they are going to do a new nickel plating process.
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post #7 of 31
Looks like the Mosfet block was leaking, too.
post #8 of 31
that last image made me cringe...good thing i just went with silver killcoil and distilled water.
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post #9 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juggalo23451 View Post
ek nickel plating is known to have issues sometime now. they halted there nickel plating process for awhile. The they said they are going to do a new nickel plating process.
If you think this is EK's fault, I assure you that it is not. Feser is to blame.
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Crikey, that's awful!
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