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The blocks I wouldn't worry about.

Just distilled water is fine...there should be ZERO flux in blocks to begin with...maybe some loose flakes of copper or dust. Don't use vinegar on brand new blocks, only rads. Same for the fittings, just distilled water is fine.

And the rads: fill, cap, shake for 20 seconds, let sit a minute or two (no more), drain, fill with hot tap, cap, shake, drain, fill with distilled water, cap, shake, drain. That should do it.

Ok cool smile.gif. I wasnt sure as to whether to pump distilled water around the rad for a while.
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No need for all of that. After the rinses, you'll be fine.

Heck, if you want to see what kind of gunk comes out the rad, pour the vinegar/water solution into a plastic container and take a look.
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No need for all of that. After the rinses, you'll be fine.

Heck, if you want to see what kind of gunk comes out the rad, pour the vinegar/water solution into a plastic container and take a look.

Does this apply to cleaning 6 months down the line too? Or just when its new?
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Does this apply to cleaning 6 months down the line too? Or just when its new?

Alcohol works best IMO when cleaning "down the road"
use Everclear but be careful of your seals, it can corrode them if used improperly

EDIT: Alcohol has always worked the best because it sterlizes your system (kills and fungus/bacteria) and can actually take stains out of your resivoir when using dyed liquid.
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Alcohol works best IMO when cleaning "down the road"
use Everclear but be careful of your seals, it can corrode them if used improperly

EDIT: Alcohol has always worked the best because it sterlizes your system (kills and fungus/bacteria) and can actually take stains out of your resivoir when using dyed liquid.

Ok, if i can get everclear in the UK that is lol smile.gif

Any other views on cleaning in the future?
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post #16 of 16
You really don't have to clean after 6 months unless there's water discoloration/flow rate slows down. It's a great solution (vinegar+boiled water) and you can use it for future cleaning (just make sure you disassemble the blocks/fittings and remove rubber o-rings as they may be damaged during cleaning)

Boiling hot water also kills all forms of living contaminants...and the vinegar's the added kick while they're down.
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