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The procedure to workout an air bubble is Not to loosen a fitting. Maybe for large air bubbles. If I am not expanding my kit no way am I playing with those fittings. After swaying it back and forth with the pump lower than the rad the bubble is supposed to be released in thereservoir. If that does not work you RMA it.

I donno but my main loop has more air bubbles in it then id think 1000 of these units could have it after u can get them.

And to get Air bubbles out i take the fitting off the highest point and shake it...

Cause if u dont the Air bubble will just recycle thru the loop .

I keep it almost full till there all out... Takes about 3 days or so to get the larger ones out.. But i was still get air bubbles a month after running it.. loop is massive.
    
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The procedure to workout an air bubble is Not to loosen a fitting. Maybe for large air bubbles. If I am not expanding my kit no way am I playing with those fittings. After swaying it back and forth with the pump lower than the rad the bubble is supposed to be released in thereservoir. If that does not work you RMA it.
I would agree with you, in that anyone who is not going to expand it should not have to open up anything. However, for those that might want to try a few things before going through the RMA process it is not a bad idea to try.

You just have to unscrew the fill port on the rad while the rad is above the pump. Then run the unit (hopefully you are doing this outside the rig) and move the pump around a little to try to work out any air bubbles. Then you can top off the res with distilled if necessary. Bryan’s video is very helpful in showing some of these procedures.
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The procedure to workout an air bubble is Not to loosen a fitting. Maybe for large air bubbles. If I am not expanding my kit no way am I playing with those fittings. After swaying it back and forth with the pump lower than the rad the bubble is supposed to be released in thereservoir. If that does not work you RMA it.

No need to undo the fittings, just possibly the fillcap. It's not some mystical creature. Just a threaded cap with an O ring. Somebody took it off at some point and put it back on, so you're not breaking some magical air-tight seal. It's just a cap. If there's a larger air bubble, just take it off with a flathead or a quarter and top it off with distilled water, then tighten it back on. Literally takes like 30 seconds.
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No need to undo the fittings, just possibly the fillcap. It's not some mystical creature. Just a threaded cap with an O ring. Somebody took it off at some point and put it back on, so you're not breaking some magical air-tight seal. It's just a cap. If there's a larger air bubble, just take it off with a flathead or a quarter and top it off with distilled water, then tighten it back on. Literally takes like 30 seconds.
That made me laugh!
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I totally understand.

Since it was a replacement, I suspect that our tech might have missed something during rebuild... mad.gif

I PM'd you and will take immediate action Monday.

G-

It seems that flushing the system a couple of times has reduced the noise somewhat. I can only hear the pump from one room away instead of across the house. It is still basically making the same awful "oil rig mining" noise that is was, just at a lower volume. Maybe the third time is the charm?
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Seeing these issues is now making me Leary of buying this kit. Not sure what to do a this point. The h220 seems to be top dog, just a lot rma's it seems.
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Seeing these issues is now making me Leary of buying this kit. Not sure what to do a this point. The h220 seems to be top dog, just a lot rma's it seems.


Are you familiar with the phrase, the noisy wheel gets the grease? There are thousands of these kits sold, and maybe 50 or so people in the last few months that have posted their issues in this thread. While there are a few people that have had issues with more than one kit, which is certainly odd amd unfortunate in itself, the vast, vast majority of people have had no issues whatsoever. And the ones that have had issues thusfar have been treated with the utmost care and timely manner for service and/or RMAs. I myself have one of the very first units and have had no issues whatsoever.


On a side note, this is to all the people who have posted continuous doubt and worry about the H220 before they even have it- relax. I've seen so many people in this thread post their worry and uncertainty, then buy the unit expecting a problem. There is no need for this. It doesn't help and if you believe the way I do, you believe your words breath life and death, so there's no need to make a mountain out of a mole hill and/or speak destruction of something before you get it. If the biggest worry we have in life is if our watercooler on our computer is going to fail or not, we have it pretty good anyway.
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Seeing these issues is now making me Leary of buying this kit. Not sure what to do a this point. The h220 seems to be top dog, just a lot rma's it seems.

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Are you familiar with the phrase, the noisy wheel gets the grease? There are thousands of these kits sold, and maybe 50 or so people in the last few months that have posted their issues in this thread. While there are a few people that have had issues with more than one kit, which is certainly odd amd unfortunate in itself, the vast, vast majority of people have had no issues whatsoever. And the ones that have had issues thusfar have been treated with the utmost care and timely manner for service and/or RMAs. I myself have one of the very first units and have had no issues whatsoever.


On a side note, this is to all the people who have posted continuous doubt and worry about the H220 before they even have it- relax. I've seen so many people in this thread post their worry and uncertainty, then buy the unit expecting a problem. There is no need for this. It doesn't help and if you believe the way I do, you believe your words breath life and death, so there's no need to make a mountain out of a mole hill and/or speak destruction of something before you get it. If the biggest worry we have in life is if our watercooler on our computer is going to fail or not, we have it pretty good anyway.

this mostly.

however i would like to add a few things.

few people will ever review a product that meets there needs. a few will if it exceeds it but still not a lot. everyone will whine about it when it fails however.

i could say more... but i think that sums it up
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No need to undo the fittings, just possibly the fillcap. It's not some mystical creature. Just a threaded cap with an O ring. Somebody took it off at some point and put it back on, so you're not breaking some magical air-tight seal. It's just a cap. If there's a larger air bubble, just take it off with a flathead or a quarter and top it off with distilled water, then tighten it back on. Literally takes like 30 seconds.


That is doable and useful.Loosening fittings can lead to mishap like a leak. It would be nice if Swiftech QC gets better and those radiators and pumps leave the factory fully flushed of significant debris. Thanks for clarifying the previous suggestion, which I knew not to be Swiftech's recommendation. Is the distilled water as good a coolant as what Swiftech puts in the loop?
Edited by os2wiz - 6/16/13 at 3:08pm
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That is doable and useful.Loosening fittings can lead to mishap like a leak. It would be nice if Swiftech QC gets better and those radiators and pumps leave the factory fully flushed of significant debris. Thanks for clarifying the previous suggestion, which I knew not to be Swiftech's recommendation. Is the distilled water as good a coolant as what Swiftech puts in the loop?

The Swiftech Coolant is a pre-mixed solution in which distilled water is the main ingredient, so the little bit of distilled added to the loop with a top-off won't be a significant change to percentages in the levels.
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