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post #1 of 10
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Hi

First time ever running custom loop, its been running for roughly 6 months and i noticed today whilst cleaning the rig that some of the tubes have a deep discoloration on the underside of the tubing, the worst being the tube from the pump outlet to the rad inlet, that is also the longest tube in the loop.

The liquid is mayhems ice dragon nano - white which when purchased is supposed to last longer than other coolants.

Is this normal or is there something wrong within?

Thanks in advance
post #2 of 10
Ewwww, dye. Distilled water and silver coils.

EDIT: you'll probably have to clean out your blocks and rad too. 1/2 tap water, 1/2 white vinegar and a tooth brush on the blocks..
Edited by OS-Wiz - 2/9/13 at 1:16pm
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Ewwww, dye. Distilled water and silver coils.

dye?? what are you on about?? the liquid the op is using is pure white.

what tubing? the primochill clear tubing i have clouded up in about a week.
of course im running tap water. lol
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the liquid the op is using is pure white.
So how did it get white instead of clear, hmmmm ...
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post #5 of 10
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Yes the liquid is pure white like milk for better description and the tubing is masterkleer. The tubing on the underside of the particular tube i mentioned is dirty dark brown looking. I run a silver coil
Edited by Ghost12 - 2/9/13 at 1:30pm
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So how did it get white instead of clear, hmmmm ...

This.
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Empty the liquid out and see if its still white wink.gif.
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Empty the liquid out and see if its still white wink.gif.

I can see in the bay res the liquid is still white- ish and the shorter tubes are not as bad, only slight brown underneath. Its the long tube from the pump out to rad in that`s the worst from looking. First loop i ever used also so didn`t run a drain tap. Will just have to re-tube and refill i think. Was just curious of this is normal as this fluid is clearly advertised as longer lasting, 2 years working life and is more expensive on the back of this i would imagine. i didn`t want to change the use of this liquid as for cooling its very good but obviously white liquid going brown in what i would consider relatively short period of time is no good.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-031-MH
Edited by Ghost12 - 2/10/13 at 3:44am
post #9 of 10
If you haven't flushed the rad is could be all the stuff from inside. you can filter the liquid though a coffee filter and reuse. that way you dont waste the fluid smile.gifthumb.gif.
post #10 of 10
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If you haven't flushed the rad is could be all the stuff from inside. you can filter the liquid though a coffee filter and reuse. that way you dont waste the fluid smile.gifthumb.gif.

I did flush all the parts with de-ionised water before building. Thanks for that tip, may actually try that after re-tubing and this time fitting a drain. As i flushed the rad definitely there is still the wonder why its gone brown
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