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Hi guys. I have a mcp35x that has been in operation for about 6 months or so. I ended up getting some galvanic corrosion in my copper blocks which left residue all over everything in my loop. I took the pump apart and saw the same residue on the impellar and its other inards.

How can I clean this? Should i put the pump back together and run a solution of some kind through it? Like just power it on hooked up to a res with (not sure what to use) cleanser of some sort?
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hot water then some vinagar thumb.gif
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hot water then some vinagar thumb.gif

Should I run that through the pump?
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There's not much to the internals of the pump. Plastic impeller, plastic housing, ceramic bearing, and a small bit of stainless.

Does your pump have some of the crap that was in the res or on the blocks?
 
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post #5 of 6
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There's not much to the internals of the pump. Plastic impeller, plastic housing, ceramic bearing, and a small bit of stainless.
Does your pump have some of the crap that was in the res or on the blocks?

Yes, just a thin coating. I hope it doesnt cause any corrosion to any of the metal peices in the pump. It looks like the res did, (of course its not clear acrylic) but i can see there is a residue. It comes off somewhat with paper towel, but I need a cleanser and I wanted to see what was safe to use first.


I was thinking since I need to clean that micro res, and both radiators anyway, I can hook the pump up to them and run a cleansing solution through them. I was thinking distilled and vinegar, not sure if that will work though. I know it will work with the radiators because they are copper/brass. Not sure about the pump impellar and the res though

This is unrelated, but why do people recommend adding 1 drop of dish detergent to the distilled water in the loop? what exactly does that do?
Edited by AliceInChains - 2/1/12 at 8:46pm
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post #6 of 6
Dish soap is an Emulsifier that will help get air bubbles out of your System

as far as cleaning your pump try some efferdent (the stuff that cleans dentures)
Edited by Padishah - 2/1/12 at 8:48pm
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