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post #1 of 17
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So i've got everything in and all tightened up. How to i get the coolant in through the pump? Do i just fill the res up a little and turn on the system and let the pump push it through? and repeat until its all full? When do i know its full, do i fill the res to the top?
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post #2 of 17
Yep, you got it. Put as much as you can in the reservoir, then turn the pump on for a little, then repeat until the loop is full. ALWAYS make sure there is liquid in the pump, so it doesn't burst into flames (Just kidding, it can break it though). Use something safe like a funnel to get the liquid in it.

As for filling it up all the way...most reservoirs have a little line on it, which is called the max line. This is where you stop filling it. If not, fill it up all the way. You don't want air in the loop.
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post #3 of 17
I just filled my res while the pump was on by plugging it into a separate PSU. when the level lowered, I put more water in until it didn't lower anymore.
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post #4 of 17
First is the Res above the pump
And if so just get a PSU tester and unplug every thing except the pump and fill the Res then turn the PSU on and wait for the water level to go down turn off and fill again then repeat and when finished try to get all bubbles out by shaking the system or tapping the tubes
 
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post #5 of 17
If you have a 2nd power supply lying around I would use that. Doing it this way the pump can be filled and if there is spillage the other components do not have current in them. Turn the power supply on and the pump will run. As soon as it gets low, stop the power and refill. Take your time mate.
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Hmm, i don't have a second psu around and i've got everything plugged in to the psu in my system. Should i just unplug everything except for the pump?
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post #7 of 17
Yes unplug everything and jump the PSU by shorting a green and black wire with a paperclip
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Yes unplug everything and jump the PSU by shorting a green and black wire with a paperclip

Cover the clip with tape or something!! be safe its gonna have current coming thro it.
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Any green and black wire?
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