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Hi guys! I should be having some new WC parts arriving within the next week or so, but I was just wondering how it would be best to clean out the rad etc. Last time I used hot distilled and shook the rad but that took quite a lot of time. I have recently heard of a new way to do it and I was wondering if it was a good idea. I've heard it is a good idea to hook up a hose to a tap (faucet if you're American tongue.gif) and run hot water through it for 15 mins or so and then just rinse with distilled.

This certainly sounds much easier so it is much more appealing to me tongue.gif Is this a good way to clean the rad or am I better off doing it the old fashioned way?
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post #2 of 15
Warm Distilled water, with some Vinegar added in.
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It's a good way. Flush all the rads, reservoirs, tubes, pumps while you are at it as well.
    
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You can also dissolve some Salt in the mixture. salt is a catalyst, and will help clean the oxidation faster
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Yes use faucet and let hot water run for awhile then use distilled as precaution. GL hope to be assembling my loop soon as well.
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123;15469446 
It's a good way. Flush all the rads, reservoirs, tubes, pumps while you are at it as well.

That was the plan! thumb.gif I'm just glad theres an easier way to do it! I don't want to use warm distilled with the rad cos the amount of junk thats in XSPC rads is ridiculous and last time it took me well over 2 hours of soak, shake, rinse repeat to get it clean, I'd much rather just hook up a hose and rinse it quickly with distilled!
Edited by DirektEffekt - 10/26/11 at 10:05pm
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post #7 of 15
Ya most rad's now use water based flux so your method should work. Vinegar might help but a good 15 minute flush with a "faucet" then rinse with distilled will do the trick. I personally wouldn't use salt as that is just a scary idea smile.gif
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post #8 of 15
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Well, I just found this, so if Martin recommends it I don't think it could be too bad an idea tongue.gifhttp://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/02/26/flushing-your-block-rads-clean/
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post #9 of 15
Boiling water, shake, repeat. Do it a few times, then flush with distilled.
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Even faster than boiling water is rubbing alcohol. Put in there let it stay for like 15 mins. shake then flush with distilled water. Done that in the past when flushing my radiators and it cleaned the rad faster than the boiling distilled water method
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