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I've had an xspc rasa 750 rs240 kit running great for a while so i figured it's time to dissemble and clean everything (this month marks exactly a year). The water in the res is still crystal clear. i am running pure distilled with a kill coil. I just need some advice on the procedure for each part, as I'm OCD when it comes to things like this. when i first installed, i shook the res with the boiling water (slightly cooled)/bit of white vinegar solution and then distilled, and all the other parts with distilled only.

Block: I never disassembled this when i first installed (i just rinsed with distilled a few times) because i was (and still am) afraid i'll mess up the rubber grommet and it will leak. if i see no debris or gunk should i just leave it alone again and rinse a few times with a vinegar solution and then distilled? if there is build up, i guess i'll be forced to take it apart and scrub with a toothbrush? Or should i take it apart no matter what and scrub it?

Rad: I will shake this again with the hot water/vinegar solution and then a few times with distilled.

Res/Pump: Although the water is still crystal clear, I'm afraid there will be some slime build up or something on the res walls like a fish tank would have. Do you recommend this procedure, because I was thinking of doing that. Some people have said rinse with soap/warm water instead.

Tubing: I'll just be replacing all the tubing with the same stuff i used the first time (durelene from sidewinders pcs). last time, i ran hot tap water through it for a couple mins and then distilled a few times.

Also, the kill coil is still good to use, right?

Thank you for those willing to read this all. smile.gif
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yep...that is for sure a very thorough cleaning...lol...as far as your reservoir the method you linked to will work for sure although since you have a kill coil(yes it's still good) you should have no problems with any kind of growth inside if it makes you happy then there is no harm in it thumb.gif

the visual inspection of your block will determine if it needs to come apart...my guess is because it was cleaned so well before assembly you will have no debris that will require you to disassemble it
Edited by mrinnocent - 5/12/12 at 12:15pm
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yep...that is for sure a very thorough cleaning...lol...as far as your reservoir the method you linked to will work for sure although since you have a kill coil(yes it's still good) you should have no problems with any kind of growth inside if it makes you happy then there is no harm in it thumb.gif
the visual inspection of your block will determine if it needs to come apart...my guess is because it was cleaned so well before assembly you will have no debris that will require you to disassemble it

thanks for your reply.

what do you think about the block? do you think particles could build up that cant be easily seen?
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thanks for your reply.
what do you think about the block? do you think particles could build up that cant be easily seen?


sorry for slow reply...your probably already done...but anyhow..here goes...if they are too small to be seen probably will have little to no effect...but i think to make yourself happy...lol..it would be best to open block and clean with a toothbrush...no sense in cutting a corner now thumb.gif
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I was following your thread and I will say a big thank you to mrinncent because he did what he have to do, he give the anwers! biggrin.gif

Thanks and good luck with your cleaning. I will do mine in few day/week when I will receive new part and I was looking for advice tongue.gif

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sorry for slow reply...your probably already done...but anyhow..here goes...if they are too small to be seen probably will have little to no effect...but i think to make yourself happy...lol..it would be best to open block and clean with a toothbrush...no sense in cutting a corner now thumb.gif

lol, nah i plan to do it this week. thank you for your replies though.

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