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Jinto,
The part of the pump that plugs to the res, is it above or below the water level?
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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

Jinto,
The part of the pump that plugs to the res, is it above or below the water level?

Assuming you fill the res high enough it should be below the water level. And as canada2005 said, the pump is meant to be placed upside down. All Koolance res/bay, pump combos that use Laing DDC style pumps are placed upside down.
post #24 of 25
Bay reservoirs are annoying to fill up :\

I just finished my loop over the weekend with a dual bay res, so not the same as yours, and probably not AS annoying, but still annoying.
Like you, the water wouldnt easily flow through my reservoir and always flowed out through the intake rather than the pump when I first filled it.

I just had to be careful and run the pump for a second or two, turn it off, top off the res, and repeat until the thing was filled.
Scared the crap out of me too when I heard my pump running dry at high speed.
But its the same thing I do for my aquarium pumps, let them prime themselves by starting and stopping the pump.
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post #25 of 25
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These things work fine if treated right. They take up very little space and as a result have a very small reservoir.
Tip the case all the way on its back while filling and bleeding, it will help.
In the filling stage only switch the pumps on for a couple of seconds at a time with short pauses. The pumps push out air best when they are just switched on so if you are patient and keep doing that while keeping the res topped up it will eventually smooth itself out.
Because the res is so small if you just let the pump run it will have a tendancy to pull air straight back into the loop.
One most of the air is out, alternate switching the pump on with the res open and the with the res closed. That will help force more air pockets out of tight spots in the loop.

As for the colour I'm not sure it could be turbulence mixed with something in the tubing and coolant not getting on?

I have one of those Koolance 1U as well. The best way to fill is with your system on it's back using the two ports on the front of the res. You also want to fill with the pump running. You had the right idea about using a barb and spare tubing. I also use a funnel attached to the tube so I can add more fluid easily. Make sure to fill on the side with the pump.

Also make sure you have all of the plugs/baffels uninstalled/installed in the res as per the manual. If the baffels are in wrong it can cause noise. Once all of the air works out, it will be fairly quiet. Just a slight buzz. thumb.gif
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