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post #5911 of 15454
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Really, really frustrated right now and need your helps guys... Was draining my loop to put in new Advanced LRT to replace this Durelene which turned green and well apparently the Pastel went green too. The explanation I received in the Plasticizer thread was that Durelene doesn't play nice with Pastel and it likes to turn green from oxidation in copper or something along those lines. The Pastel looked fine in my plexi blocks and res but compared to unused pastel... Yuck

Oh and I had a good amount of unused Pastel left over probably near 800mL but apparently it leaked from the container it was stored in... What you see in that photo is ALL that's left of my unused Pastel...

Where do I go from here? All I have is distilled water and a kill coil (was never used with the Pastel obviously). Not sure why everything turned green, I followed all the normal procedures for cleaning the rads and mixing the Pastel etc...

Do I need to nuke the whole system with vinegar mix and then the bicarb? AH just so mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif right now!



With that much copper dissolved in it, I would nuke the system as you put it and do a caustic bath then a bicarb cleaning. Sorry dude! That sucks!
post #5912 of 15454
Spring time is here and with it spring cleaning.
I would take the components out and gently clean them with a mild vinegar/distilled water mix and use a soft plastic bristle brush on all the internal surfaces of the blocks and it should clean up very nice.

I just went though my loop and completely cleaned the block and radiators and put in some fresh PRIMOCHIL tubing.
post #5913 of 15454
I'll take everything apart and do a thorough cleaning. Not looking forward to this frown.gif.

Running just a kill coil and distilled after it's all cleaned will be fine right? Don't have anything else and really can't spend anymore on PC things right now.
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post #5914 of 15454
That is how I am running right now distilled and a kill coil.

I got my eye on some Mayhems though since I just got a new dual bay reservoir and want some color.
post #5915 of 15454
You know... my blocks look fine. Well I can't see in the GPU block but looking into clear Plexi Supremacy the copper looks good as day one. So do the mosfet and NB blocks. No discoloration on the copper from what I can see. The blocks were cleaned by hand before use with lemon then thoroughly rinsed. The copper still looks great to my eyes. Loop has only been running for little over 4 months.

I think the problem is these Alphacool rads and maybe the combination of Durelene and Pastel? Looking down into one of the rad's holes it definitely looks discolored in there. Maybe I should just take the 3 rads out and fill them with vinegar and water mix and shake them around? Then bicarb and water? Rinse multiple times after.
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post #5916 of 15454
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You know... my blocks look fine. Well I can't see in the GPU block but looking into clear Plexi Supremacy the copper looks good as day one. So do the mosfet and NB blocks. No discoloration on the copper from what I can see. The blocks were cleaned by hand before use with lemon then thoroughly rinsed. The copper still looks great to my eyes. Loop has only been running for little over 4 months.

I think the problem is these Alphacool rads and maybe the combination of Durelene and Pastel? Looking down into one of the rad's holes it definitely looks discolored in there. Maybe I should just take the 3 rads out and fill them with vinegar and water mix and shake them around? Then bicarb and water? Rinse multiple times after.

I would do the WHOLE thing, leaves nothing to second guess afterwards.
post #5917 of 15454
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You know... my blocks look fine. Well I can't see in the GPU block but looking into clear Plexi Supremacy the copper looks good as day one. So do the mosfet and NB blocks. No discoloration on the copper from what I can see. The blocks were cleaned by hand before use with lemon then thoroughly rinsed. The copper still looks great to my eyes. Loop has only been running for little over 4 months.

I think the problem is these Alphacool rads and maybe the combination of Durelene and Pastel? Looking down into one of the rad's holes it definitely looks discolored in there. Maybe I should just take the 3 rads out and fill them with vinegar and water mix and shake them around? Then bicarb and water? Rinse multiple times after.

Why bother with bicarb?
Hot water with a bit of vinegar should be enough to get anything out.
post #5918 of 15454
To neutralize the acid, still planning on using Pastel again when I have a chance to pick some up again in a few months.
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post #5919 of 15454
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I'll take everything apart and do a thorough cleaning. Not looking forward to this frown.gif.

Running just a kill coil and distilled after it's all cleaned will be fine right? Don't have anything else and really can't spend anymore on PC things right now.

After I drained my discolored Pastels coolant, I flushed the loop out with distilled 3x and now run plain distilled with a Monsoon Silver Bullet and everything is running great. Temps seem to have improved a little, too. You should have no issues cleaning what you have out and running distilled and your kill coil thumb.gif

I'd be interested in knowing if you find anything else unusual when tearing down and cleaning your loop. Good Luck!
 
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post #5920 of 15454
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Sorry to say it but the Alphacool NexXxos is your issue and our fix was to create "Blitz ...."

We got fed up of people blaming us when its not our fault its the rads. If you really wish to clean your rads out properly then "Blitz it" ...

http://www.mayhems.co.uk/shop2/cleaning.html

This is our official response to that issue and to any one with them rads .....

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The Kits are nearly complete and will be shipping soon. Were sitting here right now calibrating all the pH meters.
Edited by Mayhem - 4/15/14 at 5:12am
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