Originally Posted by feniks
my silver k8ill coil looked same covered with some yellowish sediment when I used it with XSPC kit (Dual Bay res 750LPH) and xspc clear tubing which in fact looked exactly same crappy as yours does. water was clean, but it had a distinct smell to it
, can't say what it was, but I as well flushed all components with vinegar and distilled water and cleaned the kill coil with a brush.
just an idea ... if you are using a Dual Bay res with 750 X2O pump as I did in past ... do you see a yellowish water line in it
? I think those pumps are not sealed well and corrode over time and that yellowish sediment start circulating in the loop staining the tubing to the greenish-yellowish clouded tint and making the silver kill coil look like it does. I am not sure, but maybe X20 750 pump contains some aluminum parts making contact with water, perhaps that's what causes the galvanic corrosion over time? not sure.
I still use the same silver kill coil and plain distilled water now with Feser Tubing and a D5 Strong pump, so the only components that are same (when compared to original XSPC kit) are radiators and block, and zero problems. just a though. besides XSPC tubing clouds over time on its own, just saying what *might* have happened to the coil.
The main problems that people seem to complain about in those bay reservoirs is the appearance of dead spots which leads to stagnant water(yes even with D5 x 2 it can happen) where the water does not circulate properly-that may be responsible for what you are describing. (De-aeration/bleeding is also a problem but thats another matter completely)
Originally Posted by PepeLapiu
Okay, so no way I am going to read the whole thread.
But is there a consensus on at least one good brand of tubing
Are there any tubing known not to leach out plasticizer?
Originally Posted by 02ssei
Strange how it is hit or miss. My buddy had black specks come out of his AX480, but I had nothing in my EX360 and RX240.
Thats more than likely radiator flux (debris left behind within the radiator after the manufacturing process)-the quote below is an excellent way to deal with that problem, or you can go OTT, and use the filter setup in Systemlord's photo and flush the rads out that way-but imho thats severe overkill-still does a great job nevertheless, in fact the best job
Originally Posted by HiTekJeff
I have with the SR-1 models. They did have some debris, but not a lot. Mostly small black specs that came out when rinsed well. What I did was boiled some water, poured it into the rads, plugged the holes and waited 10 minutes for it to sit and loosen. Then I drained a little out, plugged the holes again and shook really good. Repeated about 5 times and they were fine with no trace. Last rinse was with distilled water.
NOTE: I used HOT stove gloves to handle due to heat from the boiling water.
Good man-way to go.
That way you avoid problems afterwards.Little tip to those flushing rads
(btw this rad issue is way off topic so im not addressing it again
Get a glass bowl and empty out the rad that you are cleaning/flushing into it, then hold the bowl up against a dark/light or similar background and you will be able to clearly see if there is any residue left, many times minute particles are not easily visible .Edited by kkorky - 12/23/12 at 3:45am