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Plasticizer Leaching?

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Back after a few case mods that I've been working on slowly to get my water cooling setup into my case (I had to gut my Lian Li to do it but damn if it isn't worth it!) and I just got it all in, plugged in and filled, when I turn it on and notice CHUNKS flying into the reservoir! I quickly turned it off for fear of sending them strait into my pump/ CPU block, but now I'm wondering what the hell it is.

I'm running an Apogee II Drive/Pump combo, with an XSPC 240mm Radiator (the RS240), with Tygon black tubing. I think its Plasticizer, but this is the first I've ever seen of it, so I was hoping some of you more knowledgeable people could help me out! I can provide more details and pictures on demand, so if you want to see more just ask!





Thanks guys!
post #2 of 7
did you flush out your rad?
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I flushed it out before its first use, then used it for about 6 months strait, then emptied it to move it so I could put it in the case, filled it with new distilled water, and turned it on. I use a silver kill coil and strait distilled water only. Looks kind of like boogers.
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Looks like it... change out the tubbing and do another flush...
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Dang, that really sucks. I spent the extra couple bucks and went for the 'higher quality' tygon tubing but after reading some of the other forum posts I see that may have been a bad decision. Guess I'll have some new tubing shipped out here first thing tomorrow. Anyone have any suggestions for tubing? I'm seeing primochill pop up all over.
post #6 of 7
Here is a picture of plasticizer on my Mobo block. Not the best but...

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Typically, plasticizer gives a haze effect on components and can be wiped off with your finger, but not always with plain old water.

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Huh.... That's definitely not what mine looks like. My reservoir is crystal clear, but there are small chunks inside of it that are off white/yellow-ish. The tubes themselves aren't more than 6 months old and stay around 25-35C 100% of the time

Edit: I should add that these pieces are free floating in the water and don't seem to be attached to anything in particular. I started the pump and they flew out of the tube into the resevoir.
Edited by Ampt - 5/29/13 at 2:28pm
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