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post #21 of 23
I have run several loops and for a first time run I just run a gallon of distilled through the loop and into the sink before I fill it up for use. The radiators are the main thing you are worried about cleaning to get any flux or paint flakes out of all the small spaces. Honestly after using Swiftech, XSPC, and Feser radiators I found them all totally clean out of the box. Other than possibly some light dust, brand new components should not require aggressive flushing with vinegar, hot water, and especially break down and scrubbing. These types of cleanings are what you would do after running the systems for awhile or if you use dyes that come out of solution over time.

I have run for 20 months on nothing but distilled and my water is still very clear with no noticeable impact to my cooling performance.
post #22 of 23
I just went through the process of cleaning 2 rads for a friend and I, the first was cleaned by hand with boiling distilled water. The other i flushed with an attachement to my kitchen sink. It literally look about 10 minutes of flushing with extremely hot water. You can get the adapter at any plumbing supply store. just take the airator (straining cap) off of your kitchen sink and then take a barb that will connect ot your radiator. They can make an adapter for you for about 15 bucks. IMO totally worth it, just make sure you do a final rinse with distilled water. I put the distilled water in the flushed rad and shook for almost ten minutes, LITERALLY nothing came out at all. It was completely clean inside.
post #23 of 23
Is it an idea to build up the loop outside the case with all your components and run Warm/Hot distilled though it for 30 mins the empty and repeat with normal temperature distilled for 30 mins ?

Id be doing this on all brand new out of the box items ?
     
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