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post #1 of 22
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Hi all and thak you for reading this.

I got this new kit from EK. My first WC thing (maybe my last too).

After installing the stuff (which caused major issues) and filling the system (which was even worse)
I end up with this
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The foam is not visible here but there is a lot.
My question is simple:
How can I get rid fo this? I know I have to tilt, tuurn the rig on and off.
But I have this tube res.
Does the top have to be open?
If I open it do I have to close the res before turning the pump off?
How much fluid should be in there?
Atm it looks like this:
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Whe the pump is not running there coolant height is like this:
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Sorry for all the noob questions but after the horrible installation I would rather throw that 290€ thing away and be happy.

Thank you very much in advance!
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post #2 of 22
Not enough liquid in the res I think... just add water and then shake the case or tilt it when the pump is running.
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post #3 of 22
Just add water and shake. Damn that sounds so commercial
post #4 of 22
What does that tube feed from and to in the res?
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post #5 of 22
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Hi and thank you VERY much guys and reps!.
I still need to know if the top has to be open to be able to remove the air.

The tube to the reservoir is coming from the CPU block and the wother tube is going to the pump.
// As requested i the manual.
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Hi and thank you VERY much guys and reps!.
I still need to know if the top has to be open to be able to remove the air.
The tube to the reservoir is coming from the CPU block and the wother tube is going to the pump.
// As requested i the manual.

It will help, yes. Just fill the res as high as you can and run the pump.
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post #7 of 22
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Ok, looks like I cant add any coolant. It just comes out of the top.
All the vids and pics that I saw show res with much more fluid. mad.gif
And I try to leave that top open - otherwise the air cant escape the loop, I guess.
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 4/11/12 at 7:15pm
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post #8 of 22
Foam? why did that appear? I use distilled water and no foam ever to be seen
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post #9 of 22
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I justed used that additive that came with this kit.
It is strage anyway. In the installation guide they write that the top should be removed to fill the loop.
I really tried but there is no way except brute force which would damage the res.
But this is th reason why I can`t add more coolant
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post #10 of 22
Obviously huge amount of air is in the loop as evidenced in the pic below. That tube should be filled up with coolant and should not be empty like that when the pump is not running.
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If you are using the Simple Top version of the EK reservior, then it is difficult to fill in more coolant. Perhaps you can change to an Advanced Top which has more openings and you can use one as a fill-port. This change is not just for this one time benefit but for much easier future refilling.
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Edited by windfire - 4/11/12 at 8:09pm
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