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What do I do if it is that stuff? Is it harmful to the loop?

plasticizer is material used to make tubing more bendable. its not the end of the world by having it in the loop, but over a long period of time, it does build up a bit and can possibly have a slight affect in flow rate.
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Originally Posted by Dudewitbow View Post

plasticizer is material used to make tubing more bendable. its not the end of the world by having it in the loop, but over a long period of time, it does build up a bit and can possibly have a slight affect in flow rate.

Alright good to know. Is the stuff hard to removes?

Sorry about all the question this is all new to me.
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Dude, just heads up, if its the xspc black res then get rid of it ASAP and get the clear one, apparently these res have a design flaw on the top lid and its prone to leak around 6 - 8 months mark, My one took a huge leak for weeks. There are many cases across the internet and ocn. Avoid that res. Send it back and get the clear acrylic one.
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Dude, just heads up, if its the xspc black res then get rid of it ASAP and get the clear one, apparently these res have a design flaw on the top lid and its prone to leak around 6 - 8 months mark, My one took a huge leak for weeks. There are many cases across the internet and ocn. Avoid that res. Send it back and get the clear acrylic one.

Yeah that's the one I have and I see the problem it looks like the heat is making the plastic top warp. But my res isn't filled to the very top so leaking will not occur and even if it does I'm use to fixing things, though it is a major oversight and I'm curious why a fix hasn't been made.
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Looks like platisizer. I just redid my loop and found something like that in mine also. Annying part is that its not only in the res or tubes. I had some of that stuff in the waterblocks as well - its sort of like yelly but more fragile, can easily scratch it away with fingernail, for example.

It does not look like particularly good heat conductuctor. So if I get much of it in the radiator or waterblocks I would expect the performance to take a hit eventually. I think there was huge thread in here somewhere about platicizer and cluding tubes etc.
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