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Hello Community

after 5 month of using my water cooling set i realized my coolants color has changed , so iv decided to change my coolant ...

when i opened my case saw the pipes are so dirty is it normal for pipes to become so dirty this soon ? or its cause of using bad coolant ?

now do i need to clear my whole set ( block , rads , pump ) or just changing my pipes would be enough ?


set : XSPC D5 RX240 Raystorm

here are some pics :

pipes in normal situation :

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first time coolant color :


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nowadays :



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Edited by rre za - 3/31/13 at 9:02am
post #2 of 8
Distilled water and silver coils and new tubing.
You'll have to take apart the CPU block and clean it with a soft bristle toothbrush using a 1/2 water and 1/2 white vinegar solution.
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thank you for ur reply

Distilled water and silver coils as my next coolant ?

do i need to clear the pump or rad too ? if yes how?
Edited by rre za - 3/30/13 at 1:13pm
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Not sure I get your meaning. Its your problem using those fancy coolants and now the cleanup and new tubing, don't try to make it mine.
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i know its my problem and not trying to make it anyone else... in forum ppl ask question and ppl with experience about the issue will answer

it is my first time dealing with these kind of stuff thats why im asking in these forums ... maybe some one has some experience with this issue...

from what u are seeing in tubing rad and pump needs cleaning too ?
post #6 of 8
Yes you need to break down your loop and do a deep clean on all your blocks, Also you would need to get new tubing, and get a silver kill coil and use distilled water. Also why are your pictures sooooo tiny?
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It's the plasticizer in the tubing that is changing the color and giving it that cloudy look. The clear tubing will last for a couple of months but it will change color. I ran clear tubing for over 6 months with just distilled water and a silver kill coil and it still does it. After changing the tubing a couple of times, I have now gone to colored tubing.
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post #8 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KuuFA View Post

Yes you need to break down your loop and do a deep clean on all your blocks, Also you would need to get new tubing, and get a silver kill coil and use distilled water. Also why are your pictures sooooo tiny?

changed the pics with higher res pictures wink.gif dont know why they became sooooooooooooooooo tiny wink.gif
yeah ill clear the blocks but my question is rad needs cleaning too ?
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Originally Posted by SlideRulz View Post

It's the plasticizer in the tubing that is changing the color and giving it that cloudy look. The clear tubing will last for a couple of months but it will change color. I ran clear tubing for over 6 months with just distilled water and a silver kill coil and it still does it. After changing the tubing a couple of times, I have now gone to colored tubing.

so with what u said its a normal thing to happen to tubing after 5-6 months nothing to worry about

i think its better for me to use ur experience and go with colored tubing too and only clean blocks every 5-6 months
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