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I am about to install my rad but i hear few noises inside, i flushed as much as i can out but some things still remain inside. Any help to get them out? i filled it a little bit with Pure water then all way till just before full , followed by going crazy shaking like a mad person, both times. I just cant seem to get that last few things that are causing noises out. Is it safe to start building loop though? Or should i just attempt again

Rad is a new AlphaCool UT45 360
Edited by SeekerZA - 2/28/13 at 8:00pm
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Hi

I am about to install my rad but i hear few noises inside, i flushed as much as i can out but some things still remain inside. Any help to get them out? i filled it a little bit with Pure water then all way till just before full , followed by going crazy shaking like a mad person, both times. I just cant seem to get that last few out things that are causing noises out. Is it safe to start building loop though? Or should i just attempt again

Rad is a new AlphaCool UT45 360

I have the same radiator (XT45 480mm) and hear the same clinking noise inside. I think it is a metal chunk(likely copper) that is too big to get out of the pipe. It's definitely not a pleasant thing but I don't think there is any performance or safety issue with that.
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Alphacool rads have become a bit notorious for this, flushing does not help because it is likely excess flux and solder from the munufacturing process trapped inside the tubes or end tanks.
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I have 6 Alphacool rads and one of them had the infamous ratling noise. Mine was okay once I rinced it a few times. But if it stays in there, I don't think performance will suffer and I don't think you will hear any noise once the loop is functional.
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I have the same radiator (XT45 480mm) and hear the same clinking noise inside. I think it is a metal chunk(likely copper) that is too big to get out of the pipe. It's definitely not a pleasant thing but I don't think there is any performance or safety issue with that.

Must be some piece of copper. i really thought it would eventually come out chamber since chamber must have a sort of a flow? I'll continue build soon though. . Excitement biggrin.gif
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