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post #201 of 3087
My primochill pro lrt uv blue has been in my loop for 2 years with distilled and PT nuke. It is still clear, no plasticizer deposit in the inner bore.

No question primochill pro recent tubing has more plasticizer looking at those pics. unfortunate.
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No answer for the Radiator flush?
Leme try again then...
How do you guys approach your flush. Do you do it manually with Tap or mechanically using a filter and distilled? Cause I had a thought when checking out Martin's blog and there is a pic of a Chip Block being flushed with Tap water, followed by a YT vid of a Corroded and Calicified Radiator and a WCMods YT vid of how he does it using a small fountan pump, a Bucket and a filter. Which got me to thinking that maybe some of the cloudiness might be residual from the flushing of the Radiator. I know some people just use straight tap water, while some use Tap and Rinse w/Distilled and some use Vinegar mixed with distilled to rinse the left over Tap out of the system.
Also, to muddy this up a little more are your Rads new or used? Used could explain things some more if the method used was simply straight Tap water. Where I live the water is so high in mineral content that the Tea Kettle is calcified. It only gets filled via the Pur Filter that is on the Tap, but it's absolutely horrendous. It's to the point where the lid on the kettle sticks to the opening sometimes. So you know I'm not gonna be flushing with Tap here.
So if you would it would be much appreciated. Also relate any experiences regarding your Tap water as it may lead to figuring this out. smile.gif
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

I flushed my radiator out with hot water for about 10 minutes, then rinsed well with distilled. No gunk was left in it (not that I could see).

I have Feser white tube currently, so I may drain my loop this weekend, cut off a small section of tube, then post back here with what I see. Since it's white, I can't tell if there is any plasticizer, but my water is as clear as the day I added it.

Also, I run a Rasa Kit, with 1 kill coil.
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post #203 of 3087
I just got into water cooling and stuck some black LRT promo in my rig before seeing all these problems, I will have to check my loop this weekend and see if I notice anything.

I rinsed the entire loop with distilled 2 - 3 times and also checked if there was any sediment each rinse, Not a single speck showed up.

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Forgot to add this:
Rasa rx 360 kit
Distilled and killcoil
Purchased from Performance PC
post #204 of 3087
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Originally Posted by Capt Proton View Post

I have just installed new tubing, Primoflex LRT from NCIX. UV Blue. Clouding after two weeks is evident from the outside.
My GPU loop had Clearflex 60 with Zalman ZMG100. No clouding. Ran loop without any maintenance for over a year. Some portions yellowed (tubing itself, not a deposit)

Did you use any additives?
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Honest question, why are people with opaque (ie. black or white) tubing concerned? I can understand why translucent tubing users are annoyed; but I have black tubing and I couldn't give a flying hoot how much plasticizer is formed.

BTW, has anyone tried Tygon beverage tubing or Tygon plasticizer-free tubing (ie. it is not available in 7/16" ID only 1/2"ID-3/4"OD)
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Because we are concerned that it will start to cake up our blocks.
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post #207 of 3087
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Because we are concerned that it will start to cake up our blocks.

Yes concerned, but has anyone experienced blockage caused by plasticizer?
post #208 of 3087
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Yes concerned, but has anyone experienced blockage caused by plasticizer?

With this recent issue, I don't believe so. A majority of the gunk issues people saw in the past and blamed on pre-mix and dyes however, are likely plasticizer and not the fluid failing.
 
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post #209 of 3087
Plasticizer will not gunk up your blocks to any significant degree, or at least never did mine. 10 years ago til 4-5 years ago, we ALL had plasticizer in tubing, it was the norm, it is just ugly. But then again, I have never had a problem with using dyes, or antifreeze gunking either, I have yet to see any waterblock gunking on mine, except the normal black oxidation of copper which is cleaned off with vinegar/salt or ketchup (vinegar/salt).

First pic from 2007 of my build with tygon 3603, the king of plasticizer leech, my loop after 3 months. The fluid looks cloudy, but it was not, it is just white precipitate lining the tubing, this is with distilled water, pt nuke, 10% clear antifreeze. My blocks remained clean.

Second pic is my rebuild 2007-2008 after ~ 6 months with tygon 43x beverage tubing plasticizer free, had blue dye G11 + 10% antifreeze + pt nuke. This loop stayed crystal clear, also did not gunk up my blocks.

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ZMG100 is an additive.
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