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post #2991 of 3087
Is this also a case of the plasticizer problem or did i have another problem in my waterloop?

I'm using Primochill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT - 13/10mm clear tubing, it was clear when i put in into my system but now it is pink, i have used distilled water with EK's white pastel mix in it.

The system has only been running for 3 months.



What could cause this reaction ?
post #2992 of 3087
Notbreally surprising. Don't believe the marketing hype of LRT.

Plasticize occurs on certain temperatures.
It comes down to the heat that your components emitted and to ambient temps and lastly to the duration of exposure.

This issue will start if your water temp are well above 30degrees and reaching 40.
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post #2993 of 3087
okay, well i had a temp sensor that was reading 37*c load water temp.

But which tube is the best to get other than Primochill ?
post #2994 of 3087
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Originally Posted by Bear304 View Post

Is this also a case of the plasticizer problem or did i have another problem in my waterloop?

I'm using Primochill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT - 13/10mm clear tubing, it was clear when i put in into my system but now it is pink, i have used distilled water with EK's white pastel mix in it.

The system has only been running for 3 months.



What could cause this reaction ?
That is not plasticizer. That is staining. I just don't know why its turn pink. How did you clean the radiator(s)? I suspect pH unbalanced.

My water temp always in the 30s Celsius minimum & when under load it can go up to 40s Celsius. I stained the tube when running distilled + blood red dye.
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post #2995 of 3087
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That is not plasticizer. That is staining. I just don't know why its turn pink. How did you clean the radiator(s)? I suspect pH unbalanced.

My water temp always in the 30s Celsius minimum & when under load it can go up to 40s Celsius. I stained the tube when running distilled + blood red dye.

I filled the radiators 3/4 up with distilled water and shuck it around, i did a few times.

Could be pH value, but i didn't add anything thing to the loop, only the EK white pastel mix which mixes to 1 L using 750 ml distilled water.
post #2996 of 3087
Turning pink with Adv LRT is weird when there was nothing red/pink in there... Usually from pH imbalance you get Green/Blue staining when using Pastel White (mine did this).
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post #2997 of 3087
My standard LRT went greenish and all I ever used was plain distilled, no dyes or additives. I believe that it's from patina of my copper block and the internal copper of my Radiator more than it is a PH imbalance. Pure distilled should not throw a PH imbalance in 6mos of use. Not saying that it can't only that it seems unlikely. thinking.gif

The plasticizers may have caused that, and since no tubing is 100% free of the stuff same for EKs tubing which is black, it was the reason I decided to go with hardliners for rebuilding my loop with some new components added. My system will have enough black and I needed white tubing to blend with the white accents of my mainboard. thumb.gif

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post #2998 of 3087
EK is claiming that their ZMT is the best, since it's made from the same materials used in the car industry. But it's black, not transparent tube. I have it but didn't use it.
I'm still running EK primochill LRT for the 2nd time.
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post #2999 of 3087
Black is the only reason why I won't use ZMT. At least until I change/or build a new system color scheme. biggrin.gif

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post #3000 of 3087
Yea I beats me what have happened, but all I can do is clean everything with hot distilled water and vinegar.

I have bough EK's ZMT tubing as it would suit my ROG mobo and Define S, also got Mayhems clear premixed coolant and a silver kill coil tongue.gif
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