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Not trying to hijack your thread or anything, but whats a good anti corrosive?

OT: tilt your case around while the pump is running to get rid of that bubble. Also try laying your case flat with the wire side down on your carpet & let it run for a few hours or overnight & that should get rid of the bubble. don't forget to fill your loop again when you wake up.
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whoa, what? You used the same coolant?
Take the loop apart. Clean your blocks. Flush your radiators Several Several times with boiling (or near boiling) distilled water/vinegar solution. Make sure you rinse the radiator several times with pure distilled water afterwards to get rid of all traces of vinegar.
The key is the water has got to be as hot as possible. And never reuse coolant. Especially if you had a problem the first time.
Edit: When you fill the radiator with boiling water, make sure you wear oven mitts or something else to protect your hands as that radiator will be rediculous hot to the touch.

that's your problem, You reused the contaminated coolant.
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Edit: When you fill the radiator with boiling water, make sure you wear oven mitts or something else to protect your hands as that radiator will be rediculous hot to the touch.

Lol I remember learning this the hard way. Who would have thought a device meant to dissipate heat becomes hot when hot water is put in it biggrin.gif


As for the air issue I let my loop run for some time before I start using it. I usually start running it to leak test in the evening and let it go all night. by mourning most of the air has worked its way into the res. This is done with a jumped spare psu. The air bubble will cause bad temps and if it gets to the pump it can kill the pump.
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