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How did you flush them?
Easy, just heated up some distilled water to near-boiling, poured it into the rads via a funnel, sealed the holes, and did some mild shaking / tilting of it for about 5 minutes. I made sure to use oven mitts, because the rad gets got real quick. Not the most elegant flush method in the world, but it works. I'm out in the country on a well, and my tap water is high in iron / sulfur, so tap water isn't a good idea.

Mega Man's idea of pressurized flushing is good too, but I don't have the gear for that.
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Easy, just heated up some distilled water to near-boiling, poured it into the rads via a funnel, sealed the holes, and did some mild shaking / tilting of it for about 5 minutes. I made sure to use oven mitts, because the rad gets got real quick. Not the most elegant flush method in the world, but it works. I'm out in the country on a well, and my tap water is high in iron / sulfur, so tap water isn't a good idea.

Mega Man's idea of pressurized flushing is good too, but I don't have the gear for that.


yours is another method. there is no wrong method just helps to get the crap outta your stuff you buy !~ ( from manufacturing. ) there are alot of methods out there. i came up with mine from the guy that uses a hose to the faucet one... at least in the us there are a ton of "environmental hippies " that think that all faucets need to be limited to ~ 3-5 gpm .... just makes your task take longer to do imo.... so i went to my water heater because i get hot water that is ~ 80psi
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Actually I saw a great YouTube video on rad flushing, where the guy set up a .5 micro water filter in a loop with distilled water, and flushed the rad by pumping water through the rad for 45 minutes. If you'd be willing to spend $100-$150 on that setup, it works VERY well.

Just found the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9TwhwVlllo
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Actually I saw a great YouTube video on rad flushing, where the guy set up a .5 micro water filter in a loop with distilled water, and flushed the rad by pumping water through the rad for 45 minutes. If you'd be willing to spend $100-$150 on that setup, it works VERY well.

Just found the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9TwhwVlllo

No need to spend extra money on a GE, just grab a cheap Rainfresh from Canadian Tire or something.
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No need to spend extra money on a GE, just grab a cheap Rainfresh from Canadian Tire or something.

aquacomputer also makes a inline filter i like the look of. may buy it one day .....

http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p8646_Aquacomputer-Filter-with-stainless-steel-mesh--ball-valves-and-mounting-plate-G1-4.html

you can get different filters too
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Actually I saw a great YouTube video on rad flushing, where the guy set up a .5 micro water filter in a loop with distilled water, and flushed the rad by pumping water through the rad for 45 minutes. If you'd be willing to spend $100-$150 on that setup, it works VERY well.

Just found the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9TwhwVlllo

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No need to spend extra money on a GE, just grab a cheap Rainfresh from Canadian Tire or something.

I bought all my parts at homeDump for $70, using that very video - works fine, using a GE filter. Man, canadian prices on everything must be thru the roof !
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The filter unit that guy uses in the video is about $80-$90CDN, and that doesn't include the actual filter cartridge, which is usually another $10. Add a $40 water pump, some hose and fittings, and you're probably in the $130-$150 give or take. His results are impressive though, as a LOT of gunk comes out that way, even in rads that are reputed to be very clean from the factory, like XSPC.
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XSPC is known to leave a lot of solder flux in their rads.

Bart, your method seems OK to me. I've considered adding an inline G1/4 filter (Koolance) but I'll have to rethink about it when I dismantle my loop in the following weeks, depending on what I see.

mega man: you should be very careful, radiators do not stand a lot pressure. FYI, Alphacool UT60 360 has a tested pressure of 1.5 bar (22 PSI?).
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XSPC is known to leave a lot of solder flux in their rads.

Bart, your method seems OK to me. I've considered adding an inline G1/4 filter (Koolance) but I'll have to rethink about it when I dismantle my loop in the following weeks, depending on what I see.

mega man: you should be very careful, radiators do not stand a lot pressure. FYI, Alphacool UT60 360 has a tested pressure of 1.5 bar (22 PSI?).

ah but if they can take it... it means it wont leak in my loop !~

it isnt like it is 80psi anyway. just high flow. to acctually reach 80psi i would need to block the other end. it just goes into the hose. but it still reaches higher then normal psi and i would add i have never had a leak
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Bart keep us posted on the fan controlled gt's I'm considering switching my helixs out for those. They don't have the right sound for me.
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