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I know this has been discussed here somewhere before, but I am still debating on the best method towards the title.

I have a couple brand new EK radiators waiting to be installed.
Before doing so I want to give them a good clean to get rid of all the crap inside.

After reading a few topics, I have decided on using a 10% distilled vinegar and boiled hot water solution to fill the radiator, settle then shake for a few minutes, then distilled water to rinse/flush after. Repeat process.

Is this the best way to do this?
What other methods do you use?
    
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I like to attach my pump/res to the radiator and pump vinegar through it for about 30 minutes, empty it, then do this two or three times. When the vinegar is clear, I switch to distilled water and rinse several times with that.
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can you wash the rad/gpu/cpu block out with normal tap water
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You can but I would recommend using distilled water instead. If your tap water has any minerals in it they can leave deposits which could get in the loop etc.
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PC Radiator manufacturing now uses water based flux so you don't need to use anything except Water and maybe a drop of soap. The acidity in vinegar is not needed with water based flux.

I fill a bowl with a 2 litres of warm demineralised water with a drop of soap and just use my pump to pump the water through the radiator for 10 minutes. I then let any bits settle, filter the water and repeat until no bits. The two Alphacool NexXxoS rads on my recent build only need a one flush.

If you are using tap water then boil it but let it cool to hot/warm before flushing.
    
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