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So my pump makes annoying vibrations and low noise (im very picky) and I'm thinking of dunking it in some cylinder of mineral oil to just drown out the noise

Few questions....


- with an inch of mineral oil over the top of the pump will this be enough to silence the noise?
- also the pump does generate a small amount of heat, will some sort of cooling method be required?
- is there a specific type of mineral oil, i cant seem to find more then "baby or mineral oil" when attempting to search for it
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So my pump makes annoying vibrations and low noise (im very picky) and I'm thinking of dunking it in some cylinder of mineral oil to just drown out the noise
Few questions....
- with an inch of mineral oil over the top of the pump will this be enough to silence the noise?
- also the pump does generate a small amount of heat, will some sort of cooling method be required?
- is there a specific type of mineral oil, i cant seem to find more then "baby or mineral oil" when attempting to search for it

Is your pump a D5 or an DDC?

Have you tried to decouple the pump?
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i have a mcp355 attached to one of those gel pads on the bottom of my case but even if it didnt vibrate, it makes a SMALL noise and i wana see if i can get it dead silent
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Normail, scent free baby-oil is pure mineral oil (can pick it up @ any store)

Putting the pump in it will help with the noise and vibrations, but you want to make sure the piping to and from the pump is suited to be exposed to baby oil, same for the pump. If the pump isn't hermetically sealed, oil might affect it's operation.
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