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post #1 of 16
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Hi guys !

I just installed my new res and pump.

But then i figured out that i have put the inlet and outlet on the res reverse i changed that. But after that my pump is getting really noisy and i have HUGE air gaps in my loop !!

I had these air gaps before too but my pump wasn't that noisy !

The pump is a EK-DCP 4.0 and the outlet is on top and inlet at the bottom.

700

700

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As you can see, my res is full.

I am afraid that one of the radiator is done ? frown.gif
My loop order is.

Pump-> Radiator 1 - > GPU -> Radiator 2 -> CPU -> RES -> Pump->
post #2 of 16
Ive never used a bay res so not sure on the reverse thing. Try turning your case on its side and tilting it backwards and forwards to get the air bubbles out, pumps are usally noisy if there is air in the lines, you didnt run the pump with no water did you?
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post #3 of 16
dont worry. here's a trick. take one hoses out and blow on it and get all the water out, you have to start again from the beginning.

lean your computer back, make sure the reservoir have enough fluid. Turn on your computer and turn it off, go this cycles couple of times. At the beginning the pump is pretty loud due to air bubbles. Give it sometime to bleed all the air out. I have the same bay reservoir as you and this is what I do every time I flush out my system. It works really well.
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post #4 of 16
cycle the power on and off, it takes a while for the high pitch of the pump to go to normal quieter sound.
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post #5 of 16
Other then cycling the pump, you'll have to turn your case on it's back so the radiator that's upright can push the air out, this is the "con" of installing a upright radiator, I had this problem before and was resolved by just turning the case at different angles.
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post #6 of 16
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Thank you guys for your quick response smile.gif

I tried to drain the water and re-do it again. It's better know, but there is still that air gap at my bottom Rad, but i guess that is the air that is kept in the reservoir ?
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by frank anderson View Post

Other then cycling the pump, you'll have to turn your case on it's back so the radiator that's upright can push the air out, this is the "con" of installing a upright radiator, I had this problem before and was resolved by just turning the case at different angles.

Okay, i didn't know that.

Do you have any suggestion how to do that with my res open ?
post #8 of 16
It's a pain in the rear since you only have a top fill port, I had a bay res that had a front + top port so it helped, the only method to do this is close the top cap, tilt, cycle the pump and watch the air get back into the res, put case back up right, rinse and repeat..

I also had a bunch of Quick Disconnects, which help with this, pull the res out, attach it while case is laying on its side, attach, fill, pump, let it bleed, then disconnect it and put it back together while its sitting upright.. but by far easiest method if you don't have quick disconnects is just tilt your case while the fill cap is on...
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After shaking it and stuff the pump is making even more noise now frown.gif
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After shaking it and stuff the pump is making even more noise now frown.gif

It is a long process to get all the air out. As you tilt it you'll push more are back towards the pump. Keep working at it. I spent a good 1.5 - 2 hours getting the air out of my system. Most of it was just opening and closed the bay res cap to add water. tongue.gif
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