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post #1 of 7
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Hi I was wondering how to clean the XSPC pump/res combo? My Res seems to developing a film of cloudy residue. I was wondering if i could use vinegar or some other cleaning agent that would destroy the pump. And to make it harder the res cannot be dis-assembled which is why i have to use some kind of chemical.
post #2 of 7
Don't use alcohol, as it will cause problems with the acrylic.

I'm not sure what I'd recommend, as the chemically safe, residue free, cleaning solvent I use hasn't been manufactured for sale in the USA since 1994.
Sad times when I run out of R-11.frown.gif
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plain old distilled vinegar, and warm/hot water, fill it 1/4 full put plugs in the holes and shake the stuffing out of it
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I have the same problem. Gonna try to just shake around some hot water in it first, then I may try vinegar, or coca cola.
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post #5 of 7
distilled water, run it through the loop then drain and repeat until the cloudiness disappears.
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I think ima try the vinegar and hot water shake. if it works ima use this solution and run it through my loop to clean my block and rad. thumb.gif
post #7 of 7
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WOW thnx SomebadLemonade it worked all the cloudiness is gone and my pump still works biggrin.gif If any1 wants to know what i used here you go:

1. Distilled Vinegar 5% acidity
2. 1 Gallon of Distilled Water

I used a 3:1 Ratio. Water:Vinegar

I then heated the solution to the point where it was hot but not boiling and you can only see fine bubbles.
I proceeded and filled the res. 1/4 full then shook the crap out of it.
I then drained the solution out. Filled it 1/4 full with PURE distilled water then shook it again. and i did this step twice.
Finally I filled the Res. up all the way and looped it on its self so it was pumping into itself and ran it for 5 min. I then drained and did it again.

If your wondering why I filled it all the way up and ran it, it was so that i can get any vinegar out of the pump.

The end result a pristine reservoir smile.gif

So now ima put plugs on my Rad and Block and do the same thing tongue.gif
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