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Check the o-rings too to see if they are getting brittle, have any splits, or are otherwise degrading.
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I would recommend checking them every so often just in case they build up again. I would reuse them though
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Originally Posted by blu3phoenix View Post
I would recommend checking them every so often just in case they build up again. I would reuse them though
yea gonna clean them and reuse theyre just too expensive
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those are all bitspower fittings, what is the buildup inside the fittings it almost looks like calcium and how can i remove it?

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yianni

If it is indeed hard water buildup, which I expect at seals where water evaporates out, you can clean with vinegar or other acid. I use oxylic acid because I have it handy from another project.

If it really is salt, the stuff they added to the coolant as an anti-corrosive or anti-microbe agent, it washes off easily.

Take whatever you are using for coolant, put a little on a glass dish, and wait for it to evaporate. See what's left behind. Tap water gives a white scum here.

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If it is indeed hard water buildup, which I expect at seals where water evaporates out, you can clean with vinegar or other acid. I use oxylic acid because I have it handy from another project.

If it really is salt, the stuff they added to the coolant as an anti-corrosive or anti-microbe agent, it washes off easily.

Take whatever you are using for coolant, put a little on a glass dish, and wait for it to evaporate. See what's left behind. Tap water gives a white scum here.

—John
i used distilled water, i think it might be calcium. i know nothing about chemistry so im really not sure
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