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The coolant itself still looks fine. Really surprised this happened so fast. The radiators were rinsed heavily on two separate occasions. The 2nd time I gave them the super duper Harlem radiator shake 2-3 times, almost nothing came out. Mostly what came out was the exterior finishing coming off from the G1/4 threads.

I'm just going to live with it for now. Told myself I'm done spending money on the PC and definitely not willing to shell out the $40-50 for premium tubing at the moment.
It seems to be an issue with the Durelene tubing, at least in the cases I've seen so far. But I'll take that over plasticizer anytime.
I don't plan on spending big bucks for premium tubing just yet either, I'd rather live with it for now, as it's just cosmetic.
    
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Sad face frown.gif . Wasn't aware of this issue with Durelene. It had a lot of recommendations around the interwebs as the best affordable tubing. I could of gone with white tubing but I'm not fond of the looks. Prefer clear tubing and Ice White thumb.gif, when it's not turning green tint of course.
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Sad face frown.gif . Wasn't aware of this issue with Durelene. It had a lot of recommendations around the interwebs as the best affordable tubing. I could of gone with white tubing but I'm not fond of the looks. Prefer clear tubing and Ice White thumb.gif, when it's not turning green tint of course.

I can't imagine it would of been too noticeable, but then again, you were running a white coolant so the tubing could of made it look green. I'd like to know though what it looks like with the Pastel in it.
post #2724 of 3087
I'm not sure I can get an accurate representation of it with a Lumia 920 phone... It doesn't look that bad, it just looks "off" and not how it was when brand new. It just annoys me, wish it looked how it was day one.

The two straight runs with the 4 90 deg fittings is 1 new piece of tubing and one used green tinted one. Maybe that will somewhat show what it looks like. The one on the left (NB to mosfet) is new tubing, the right (cpu to NB) is old tubing.

Notice how that one piece of new tubing looks nicer than all the others. Guess throwing that in makes it much more obvious but didn't have a choice. I had been noticing the past few days the tubing was starting to look different, in a bad way.











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That is turning green much faster than I've seen it before. Like I said previously, mine looked that green after a year. Did you check your radiator when you drained it? You probably should of if you didn't as that could be the cause of the copper "leaking" into your loop faster than normal. I would normally not worry about it, but it turning green in a little over a week has me a bit suspicious.
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Check the radiator for what exactly? The inside of the tanks just looked like regular ole copper. My Pastel mix might of been slightly diluted. I leak tested with distilled water for few hours first then drained. Of course there was still some distilled left behind before filling with Pastel. Mixed the Pastel with ~650-700 ml distilled instead of the 750 ml to try and account for this.
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Oh, sorry, should of clarified. Should check for any blue or green coloring inside of it. Reason why I'm asking is because your system seems to have an excess amount of copper in it and the tubing is absorbing it. This should only happen over a long period of time, years, not a week.
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I took a couple quick shots of mine, the first photo shows the difference between the "tinted" Durelene top tube, and the new Durelene bottom tube I fitted recently when I replaced my 7950's.
The second photo shows the same tinted tube, compared to the EK acrylic block top. Both shots show the "recycled" Mayhems Pastel coolant.
I flushed my rads, etc. very thoroughly before initially running the loop, and I ran distilled through it for a couple days during the leak test, before draining and filling with the Mayhems.
I have a mostly-copper Alphacool Monsta rad, along with the EK copper block, so there is certainly plenty of copper present.

But it's better than having plasticizer issues.
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Really don't know why it only took 1-2 weeks. It sucks but what can you do. I'm not draining again lol, time to finally put her to use.
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Check the radiator for what exactly? The inside of the tanks just looked like regular ole copper. My Pastel mix might of been slightly diluted. I leak tested with distilled water for few hours first then drained. Of course there was still some distilled left behind before filling with Pastel. Mixed the Pastel with ~650-700 ml distilled instead of the 750 ml to try and account for this.

The same thing happened to pOPe 's build,it was the coolant,not the radiator.
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