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Need some help bad.... Either I am impatient or my pump is not pumping right. See the picture!! Some advice Please!!!




I fill the reservoir and turn on pump and water barely comes out even though the reservoir is full. It will run like this for a few minutes and then some bubbles and will pump some and I have to add water. I don't let the lever get below halfway on reservior. I am using a alphacool D-5 at setting 5 and have the RPM signal hooked up to the fan controller and it is showing over 4000 RPM but water just trickling out of the pump.. Am i doing something wrong just not patient enough or any ideas??


Also I had a bad day over all trying to get something done. I have Phoyba barbed fittings and using alphacool 30mm extenders with the Phoyba barbed fitting on each end and I could not stop them from leaking. But I put the barbs on the bitspower fittings and no problems. I don't think I will buy another fitting from alphacool again I don't care how cheap they are. See picture



I also have another complaint and it is with EK if you use their radiators make sure you check the plugs that they have in because they do not have o-rings on them.. Scared me to death as I thought I had punctured the Rad putting it on the Rad stand.. So everyone remember this and don't make the same mistake I made. always check plugs for o-rings.



I have got a big box of goodies from PPC and FCPU and was going to have a nice easy day and use the Rad stands to make my test set up like you can see below. I will clean it all up and make it look neater. it is driving me crazy the way it looks but trying to do too much at one time. and my OCD is kicking in.. after I got the test set up done I was going to open my presents and look at everything and relax on build some. but all I had was leaks and not doing the circuit right, ran out of hose clamps, (i had read somewhere that you don't have to use clamps will I can tell you this is untrue and BS thank god there is a auto zone 3 minutes away so I went and bought some) just everything I touched turned to **** I was starting to think I was Bart... Oh well tommorrow a better day and to email Kevin with CL about the bottoms I want for my pedestals.. well see my ugly set up below...





post #2 of 9
Simple ....

Your pump is fighting against "gravity".

The reservoir base needs to be at the same elevation as the pump with the pressure feeding the pump inlet. thumb.gif

The pump is usually the lowest component in the loop.

Shoot back a reply once you tested this out with the results.

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You have a lot of t's in there...not sure if it's really necessary. As Bmaverick said, make sure pump is at least in the middle of the elevation, if not the lowest, with the res right before the pump feeding it liquid. I'd try to simplify your loop substantially-you really only need 3 components from what I can see there-your rad, pump/res, and cpu block. Just have 2 fittings per block, hook them up (in the order res-pump-rad-cpu block) and that will simplify things substantially. Also, make sure to flush any components you have before you hook them up to leak test, as radiators specifically will have flux in them when you first get them. I remember my first loop all too well. I'd recommend just using barb fittings, and find some worm drive hose clamps, at a hardware store in the plumbing section. Once you get it all working it's fairly stress free, dont worry smile.gif
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Originally Posted by bmaverick View Post

Simple ....

Your pump is fighting against "gravity".

The reservoir base needs to be at the same elevation as the pump with the pressure feeding the pump inlet. thumb.gif

The pump is usually the lowest component in the loop.

Shoot back a reply once you tested this out with the results.

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What are you talking about? His pump top is a res/ pump combo with the res feeding directly into the pump.

More likely its an airlock.

OP-Is the pump loud? Give it a good shake and pulse the pumps.
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What are you talking about? His pump top is a res/ pump combo with the res feeding directly into the pump.

More likely its an airlock.

OP-Is the pump loud? Give it a good shake and pulse the pumps.

I cant disagree with you as I did not try this but I did find what my problem was and it was being impatient!! just needed to job pump and give it some time...
post #6 of 9
in your 'leak picture' , the barbs dont look fully seated. you can see the gap is at least the same size as the o-ring.
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in your 'leak picture' , the barbs dont look fully seated. you can see the gap is at least the same size as the o-ring.

Yes I dont know what the deal with this is I am going to send 1 back to Hank at PPC and let him take a look and see if I did something wrong or it is bad product.
post #8 of 9
i can tell you this, koolance barbs dont seat in bitspower 45* adapters. i had both leak in my loop. i couldnt figure out why i had leaks even though everything was tight. thats when i saw the barb seats werent even close to touching the angle adapters.
i hope you get it figured out.
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Just going to say I leaned a lesson and send one of them with the barbs in it to Hank with PPC and maybe he can tell me what I did wrong:mad:
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