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Sweet vid, now show me how to fill it back up!!thumb.gif
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Sweet vid, now show me how to fill it back up!!thumb.gif

already do it is in the wc stickys thread
http://www.overclock.net/t/226970/updated-water-cooling-essential-threads
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Nice, Thx!!
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If I can add to that.

If you're just flushing the coolant (ie: water), I've found an ingenious way of doing it without having to re-bleed the whole loop. Nor will you need to leak test or change out tubing.

You'll need 2 QDC sets (ie: two females and two males), distilled water and a little bit of extra tubing.

One set of QDC's is installed in the loop somewhere (preferable close to the inlet of the reservoir). You take the extra set and affix a piece of tubing on each QDC (2 feet or longer will help things out). Take the QDC with tubing that you'll be plugging into the inlet side (where the water goes to the reservoir), lets say that's the female one and the one on the computer loop is male. Attache the other male QDC to the female you just installed a tube on. Put the tube end into the jug of DI water or coolant you want to put in the loop. Siphon it until you know you've passed the QDC junction or feel/taste the coolant (try not to swallow =P ). While keeping the water in the tube with suction, disconnect the male QDC. Now leave the QDC that you filled the tube up with in the jug so no air gets in (that's the important part). Attach that female QDC to the inlet, and the male QDC to the outlet of your loop and in an empty jug (don't forget to affix a tube to that male QDC either). Power on the pump(s). Watch until you've reached the lower end of the jug (I use 4L jugs to be sure I've completely flushed the system) in water or coolant. Turn off the pump, and reconnect the QDC's that were in the loop originally. Don't take the tubes out of their respective jugs until you've disconnected them from the computer loop to ensure no air gets in.

Voila, no spills, not need to take things all apart and best of all no need to re-bleed/ leak test.
Edited by Rognin - 4/18/12 at 10:53am
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hah, this is how i drained my loop, several times, recently... once i had the tubing cut and the new items in the loop, i left the tube going back to the res unhooked and ran a gallon or two of distilled through it then hooked it back up.

like the vid!
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