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It could possibly be something to do with the Manufacturing process Silicon residue from the injection moulding Dyes,
And machine oils used for cutting and polishing,

Have you checked to make sure your tubes haven't gone bad ?

As for the liquid you use have you tried distilled water with a minimum mix of Anti freeze 3 to 5% this is what I have been using for a number of years and have had no problems with my loops,

But then I thoroughly clean all the parts with boiling soapy water and then jet them through after to make sure of a good rinse before I install them,
How do i check to see if my tubes have gone bad?
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How do i check to see if my tubes have gone bad?
They will be quite sticky on the inner lining,

Also judging by those previous pics with the Pitting in do you own a dremel ?

there could be a lot of polishing coming your way,
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They will be quite sticky on the inner lining,

Also judging by those previous pics with the Pitting in do you own a dremel ?

there could be a lot of polishing coming your way,
Its a little sticky, but not too bad. I was thinking of going clear tubing anyways, maybe ill order some more with some EK coolant.

I do own a dremel, im gonna wait to hear from EK before getting into that though.
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I would not recommend using a dremel to polish the block. Do it by hand, it doesn't take much. The speed of a dremel, even on low settings, will be enough to burn right through the nickel plating.
 
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^ He is very right I did it
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Its a little sticky, but not too bad. I was thinking of going clear tubing anyways, maybe ill order some more with some EK coolant.

I do own a dremel, im gonna wait to hear from EK before getting into that though.
Remove all the sealing Gaskets from the blocks and boil the kettle poor the water in to a bowl / bucket add quite a bit of washing up liquid and place the metal parts in it using a nail brush and paint brush to gently irritate the soiled parts clean,

With the acetal parts use a slightly cooler mix (Not boiling) of soapy water and do the same for the tubing, aswell as the gaskets and dont lose any of the gaskets,

Once you have them cleaned run some hot water over them to get rid of any other forms of residue,

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^ He is very right I did it
That would depend on what you used to polish it with ?
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That would depend on what you used to polish it with ?
Even with the softest buffing wheel, it would tear through the plating. You can rip through it even with your fingers if you aren't semi-careful.
 
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Even with the softest buffing wheel, it would tear through the plating. You can rip through it even with your fingers if you aren't semi-careful.
If the plating is that thin then it goes to show that its only there for a cosmetic reason and has no real function for the device, (££££)

And it also depends on how well you polish to what degree of pressure you use and to what you use as the polishing agent,

Anything to gritty will end up being a cutting agent so you want something that will minimize the friction Waxes, oils, or even polishing agents.....

Any ways back on topic,
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here is the post taht i saw:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ng-metals.html
it shows the metals and explains partly their effect on each other
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here is the post taht i saw:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ng-metals.html
it shows the metals and explains partly their effect on each other
Funny really that people are telling other members to put a Silver Kill coil in their systems loops ?

Go Figure wonder why I never purchased said kill coil,
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