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Air pockets forming inside XSPC reservoir top, help!

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Hi,
So basically this is what my build looks like at the moment -


Now since I already had a XSPC reservoir top on the MCP 355 / DDC so, I didn't want to spend on getting another top. The pump is sitting on its side below the mid plate. Now the issue is, there is air pockets constantly forming on the bottom reservoir top, I bled it out completely three times already, and yet they keep coming back. I know its probably not going to cost any performance, but its just itching me on the back of my head. Below is a close up image showing the issue. Notice the big air pocket along with numerous other micro bubbles.

Any solutions guys? My last option would be to ditch the XSPC Reservoir top and get a Ek DDC X-Top or sell the whole pump with the top and get a Swiftech 35X and connect it to the balancer using a G1/4 male to male fitting. Any solution to this issue other than swapping out parts?

Any suggestions for the build is welcome as well. smile.gif

PS - Been up all night so please ignore any grammatical mistakes.

Thanks in advance.
Edited by Rakin - 4/11/13 at 6:51pm
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Nobody?
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when you bleed you never get all the air out, all you can do is keep topping it up until all the air works it's way out or just leave it for a week then top it up, eventually you will get there
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Try slitting a spare piece of tubing in half and partially block the return path to the pump. If you don't have extra tubing find anything (straw, plastic knife) sanitary and block the return path. That will solve your issue.
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You're always going to have a little air no matter what pretty much.
 
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post #6 of 8
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Try slitting a spare piece of tubing in half and partially block the return path to the pump. If you don't have extra tubing find anything (straw, plastic knife) sanitary and block the return path. That will solve your issue.
I'll try this update back here.
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That air bubble is normal. Better in rez then trapped inaide loop.

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Originally Posted by bigmac11 View Post

Try slitting a spare piece of tubing in half and partially block the return path to the pump. If you don't have extra tubing find anything (straw, plastic knife) sanitary and block the return path. That will solve your issue.
I tried this and it was good for a while but I see bubbles forming on the XSPC top again, oh well I'm starting to think switching to a MCP35X is the better way to go.
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