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I have the below setup. Excuse the mockup don't actually have the real pictures handy. The picture below was from a very helpful individual when I was originally laying out the system. At the top of the reservoir is a fill port. I have heard in order to bleed a system the reservoir has to be higher than the rad. Is that true? Also if I run a tube out the fill port to the top of the case would this work or is turning over the system and turning it back over then open the res top to let out the air and refill be the same?





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Y U NO POST PICTURE!?

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In loops with fill tubes I always set up so the fill tube is behind the inlet for the pump and fill it a bit, turn it on for a second, add more coolant, turn it on for a second...rinse and repeat.

It won't take long before you are pushing coolant around your whole loop and then just let it run. Just be sure to keep some coolant sitting in the fill tube. The air will all come out eventually. It usually is an overnight process for me.

I never mess around with tipping the case from side to side or anything like that.
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Tipping it from side to side just helps it bleed faster for those tight corners, like the edge of a radiator.. I don't have to tip my case either, too heavy (it's like 70 lbs or something) and very awkward.. It does work itself out eventually if setup right...

having the reservoir right on top of the pump does help, but very little.. This is more to ensure that your pump will never run dry, not even accidentally..

The fill line on top of the case is the best place for it.. Think Gravity... fill and air top, drain bottom.. pump and rest of the stuff in center.. I have my dual loops setup this way and they drain 97% of all liquid in 20 minutes or less, I can have my whole system bleed and filled in 30 minutes...
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post #5 of 8
Just tip it to the edge where the reservoir will allow the liquid to flow to the rest of the system. Just try an angle until it works out well enough.

It'll just take a lot more time to fill/bleed.
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What the heck. I totally had a link in there. Sorry

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Originally Posted by jriker1 View Post

I have the below setup. Excuse the mockup don't actually have the real pictures handy. The picture below was from a very helpful individual when I was originally laying out the system. At the top of the reservoir is a fill port. I have heard in order to bleed a system the reservoir has to be higher than the rad. Is that true? Also if I run a tube out the fill port to the top of the case would this work or is turning over the system and turning it back over then open the res top to let out the air and refill be the same?
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Originally Posted by jriker1 View Post

I have the below setup. Excuse the mockup don't actually have the real pictures handy. The picture below was from a very helpful individual when I was originally laying out the system. At the top of the reservoir is a fill port. redface.gif I have heard in order to bleed a system the reservoir has to be higher than the rad. redface.gif Is that true? thumb.gif Also if I run a tube out the fill port to the top of the case would this work or is turning over the system and turning it back over then open the res top to let out the air and refill be the same? thumb.gif

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Responses to various question coded by smiley:

redface.gif Thats not true, although it may have some small effect on the rate that the air bleeds from the loop. redface.gif

thumb.gif Yes, that would be your ideal setup. Its not needed to shake or tilt the case but it will help if you want to do it quickly. Don't bother with flipping the case upside down, and whatever you do, don't run the pump with no water in the res! thumb.gif
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