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I just purchased a RS240 and will be receiving it this week (sat), what do I need to do to properly flush a radiator? This is my first custom water cooling kit.
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i know a few people do it but i dont even bother. if you really wanted to do it some mineral turps would work and then clean the turps out with some distilled water. but really i dont see the point in it, there was nothing in my radiators when i got them and there is nothing floating around in my loop that came out of a radiator either.
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post #4 of 16
use boiled distilled water/tap water fill rad shake well repeat till nothing comes out a couple rinses with distilled good to go
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1. 1 part vinegar to 19 parts water.

2. Fill.

3. Plug ends.

4. Shake.

5. Rinse with pure water.
 
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post #6 of 16
The martin labs way is the way i did my second radiator. my buds rs360 took abou t40 minutes to clean by hand, while my RX360 took about 8 minutes to flush with the kitchen sink. Go to any plumbing supply and tell them you need to adapt a stander american faucet to a 1/4bspt barb. It was three small pieces i bought and it totaled about 17 bucks.

IMHO Totally worth it.
post #7 of 16
Did not flush my new RX360 when I got it and I had no problems.
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post #8 of 16
I don't if it depends on brands, but when I filled my swiftech with hot distilled water for the fiirst rince and shake... when I dumped the water in a nice clean white bowl, it was very clean. I still ran a half gallon of hot distilled water to be sure it remained clear. However, when I filled my XSPC rad for the first rince... after I dumped the water in the same white bowl... the water was brown, and gritty with brown and green flakes. After a gallon of hot distilled water, it was still expelling green flakes. I kept doing it till it was clear.
    
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post #9 of 16
Fill it half with hot water and shake for a few minutes.

Then hook up a tube to the faucet, put on the hottest water and just run it for 5-10 minutes.

Follow up with a few flushes with distilled water.
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post #10 of 16
With my rx240 there was some black debris that I flushed out a couple times until clear.

Always a good idea to give it a nice flush.
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