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No flux in rad? Normal?

post #1 of 16
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hey there. so i've begun to clean out my parts before installing my first loop.

i'm running tap water through my XSPC EX rads, but i'm not seeing any flux or gunk coming out, just clear water.

is this normal, a lucky break, or am i doing something wrong?

thanks!
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post #2 of 16
its clean, u are the lucky one
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post #3 of 16
I have had clean rads before
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post #4 of 16
Flux is like gambling if you get it or not. still best to flush any new equipment or second hands.
post #5 of 16
Same with me had 3 XSPC that where clean.
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post #6 of 16
I am 2 for 2 with clean rads from XSPC.
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post #7 of 16
I'm sure it's there, probably just in VERY small particles. Either way, you got lucky. I had to rinse my main rad about 9 times to get all that gunk out of there....
post #8 of 16
still best to flush any new equipment or second hands. g.gif
post #9 of 16
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Awesome, thanks guys! First time builder so I'm trying to be very cautious and take it all slow. smile.gif
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post #10 of 16
Are you using hot water?
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