Originally Posted by YeAz
Thanks for organising the post back to me.....I should have asked you, how long did the liquid run for before it went like that? Starting to put problems down to how long Aurora takes to fade out.
JUST A WARNING!!! if you are going to start any of my recommendations you are going to need a lot of time and more Aurora (I have about 9 bottles just sitting in my parts cupboard; though stock is hard to find in AUS ), I have seen people spray it at Mick on youtube and forums about the HF's about solving these issues and most just spit it and move to some other fluid. So before you decide what you want to do. Have a think about it...... either way you are lining up to start pulling down your loop. Either for continuing to use Aurora or flushing and cleaning it out for something else. MAYHEM'S Pastels work well. If you are going to change to another fluid you have to find that pearl first and get it out.
Koolance Quick Disconnects to use when designing system for Aurora!!!! so much time is saved and fluid when wanting to inspect RAD's.
On a motivating note!!!! AURORA looks off tap!!!! and if you are prepared to put in the time and I believe it is worth it. (I am currently challenged atm trying to put 2 loops into a Thermaltake Armor A30 MicroATX case and trying to build that around Aurora).
Ok here we go (eliminating AURORA issues)
First thing to try is crank that pump to lvl 5 because you really need to know what your fluid is flowing like. Maybe tap in a flow metre just to see. I test with a INS-FM16 Coolant Flow Meter from Koolance however I never leave them in the system. Aurora needs flow flow flow and the more you have the better
Secondly, what have you got in place for draining loop. Have you got an off shoot somewhere that I can not see that is G4 plugged. If you have, get rid of it and join the loop back up. These drain plugs and off shoots that people make kill this stuff in less than 24 hours. The pearl just collects in them and the pump just can't get the pearl back out.
Every system is different with Aurora so when it comes to this fluid you are going to have to strip each part out of the loop for inspection 1 at a time (Except for GPU blocks - no need cause GUP blocks have no hassle with Aurora as yet) however try and do something about getting rid of that 90 degree fitting on the card. Maybe try and reverse the plug to the other side and use a 45 degree fitting. Aurora hates 90 degree fittings in complex loops (however they can be use in simple loops 1 rad 1 pump 1 block 1 rez).
Next.. the CPU-380i (just letting you know this is an untested block for Aurora) At the moment I am testing EK new block since testing was last done). Remove the block from the loop and open her up. If it is full of Aurora pearls then it is the restriction plate (jet plate) that is causing the issues. Want to keep Aurora going the plate has to go. You should only see 3 degrees maximum difference if you do. With Ek's jet plates I am trailing my own drilled and slotted plates (EK gave users a blank one to make their own - not no more though).
RAD... where to start with these. I can't see your RX360 in the pix so I cant comment on mounting so I will just give a general Aurora suggestion. RADS are best mounted with the inlet and outlets facing down to stop pearls from collecting in the end tanks and not been picked up again on system start up. (I am testing AlphaCool's 60mm thick RADs atm and already had issues. I am running 1 D5 pump per Rad). You are trying to run a 240 and a 360 on one pump. to combat these problems you have to get your Flow rate up.
Your Rez is fine tubes are the way to go, vertical or horizontally mounted it does not matter.
I am not a fan of bolting on D5 pumps to tops and rez all in one for this fluid. Some may show it can be done but it makes it painful for looking for issues. Tops are always different etc etc. I normally use D5 pumps with just a top and keep the rez separate. So I would leave this last to look at on your list.
Lastly I would call your loop a mid range challenge for Aurora. 2x blocks 1x360RAD 1x240RAD plus a few 45 degree fittings with some 90's All on 1 single D5 pump. If you want it to last and last I have never built a loop that is bigger than 1xblock 1xpump 1xrad 1xrez for this stuff. It guarantees success for fluid over months and months unless you mount the rad 10 feet away from the system
Let us know how you go...... or have any other issues.