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Ok, so to clean it, I pour vinegar over the fins. And into the rad or not? Now do I use 1:10 or pure vinegar? If someone had a pic to show where to pour it, or explain that'd be great. Thx , just don't want to screw my rads up.

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post #2 of 12
Use 1:10 white vinegar to Distilled water. Warm works best.

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Ok so pour it into where the barb goes, should I also pour it over the fins?

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post #4 of 12
Not over the fins, use compressed air for any dust on the fins, i think.
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post #5 of 12
On the fins you can just use a sink sprayer. For your rad you can use 50% vinegar distilled water and let it run in the system for an hour. That will help flush out everything.
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Wait, I was gonna put the solution in, and. Just swish it a bit and let it sit, because it won't be hooked up, will it still get the gunk out
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post #7 of 12
Just flush with your sink thats all you need to do read this http://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/02/...ck-rads-clean/
Edited by Los Hog - 11/5/11 at 7:48am
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post #8 of 12
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Wait, so don't use vinegar lol? If I do 1:2 vinegar could it hurt my comp?

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post #9 of 12
Well if you leave it in there it could be a problem. Or too high of a concentration. Usually its 1:10 vinegar to water. However most rads now use a water based flux so just a good rinsing is all you need. I prefer to fill it with hot water halfway a few times and shake. Then do the faucet step from martin's for 5-10 minutes. Then flush with distilled.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Los Hog View Post
Just flush with your sink thats all you need to do read this http://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/02/...ck-rads-clean/
This is what I do as well. A good way to leak test a block as well.
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