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Maybe I'm a little anal... but very OCD... but I didn't settle for, "that's good enough". I made sure it was clear... then I did few more flushes to be certain it was clear.
    
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Couldn't you setup the cooling loop as Res>pump>Rad>mineral Filter>Res for like 30mins to hour? such as this one by Koolance?
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It took me 3 treatments with vinegar to get my rads clean and then a
flush with distilled to get them clean.

(All three) were dirty and looked like swamp water when first started with
white and black specs also.

To be sure no junk going to pump I used a plastic fitting that was above the floor of the res to pump inlet. That way sediment would drop to res bottom.
Just extra insurance, Overkill, probably, but what the heck

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i didnt have to flush my RX360 rad because the shop i bought it from did it before they shipped it to me. what lovely people
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Originally Posted by dougshell View Post
I had the same problem with my buds rs360. Shook and shook and shook. Once i got it fairly clean i said there has to be a better way. (this took me the course of about 3 days to get it completely clean)

I went to the plumbing supply store and had them craft me an adapter for my sink to standard 1/4 thread 1/2inch WC barbs

If you have any plumbing supply stores just take them the airator cap from your sink (the small filter on the end of your faucet) and one of your watercooling barbs. They should be able to help you make an adapter . I paid about 15 bucks. Flushed for 10 minutes on my RX and it was crystal clean
I use the adapter from my aquarium filler and cleaner thingy. Hook it to the garden hose with an adapter to 1/2 in hose to a barb, bam flushed in minutes.
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Originally Posted by Beens17 View Post
Flushed now 4-5 times with distilled water and there are 4-6 very small white\\black "dots" coming out.

is that okay?
or it should be zero stuff coming out?

Thanks.
The water coming out should be clean, as in virtually indistinguishable from what you put in it.
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With an experience like the one you are having, my GTX 560mm Rad had the same problem. I found that using vinegar for to long would actually eat away at the material so I went with a Distilled White Vinegar with Distilled water mix in a brand new clean bucket and a pump to flow the fluid through the system and I spent a good amount of time and money to clean it but surely enough about 2 hours of looping fresh solution through the system it worked out. That I know is an extreme way to go about it but I am in Germany with the US army and I don't have time to keep making attempts at cleaning something day after day. I hope that you find your solution.
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post #18 of 18
unless you have a garden hose specifically for the purpose of radiator flushing i would be worried that your putting in more baddies then your taking out.
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