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D5 vairo pump making clicking noise

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Been a long time since I have been on the site. As the title says, My D5 pump started making a strange clicking noise tonight as I was about to sit down for a gaming session. This is not a air in the loop kind of sound, it's more of something is hitting a fan blade sound coming from the impeller. I have had this pump for about a year now and I have never had any issues with it. About 4 months ago I did however take the original housing off for a V2 clear pump top and mod kit and everything has been perfectly fine till now. I have tried adjusting the speeds and it still makes the clicking sound.

Has anyone ever experienced this and what did you do to fix it? My current plan right now is to take it apart because I am worried about causing permanent damage to the pump. Is there anything I should be on the look out for once I have it all apart?
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If it was a lot, lot older I'd say that the impeller was wearing where it sits on the ceramic bearing other than that no idea.
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post

If it was a lot, lot older I'd say that the impeller was wearing where it sits on the ceramic bearing other than that no idea.

Yeah i have been reading that this has been the case with much older pumps and I have had mine for over a year now under 24/7 operation with the exception of the summer months. I have been working this all night and took it all apart and I didn't notice any noticeable damage, any foreign debris on it or inside the V2 housing. I tired it with the old pump housing without the mod kit on and it does the same thing.

it is pretty loud when i turn the pump all the way up to 5 and I was able to hear the noise in the first place though my headphones. I ended up putting the loop back together and I found that setting the pump to speed 2, seems to help reduce the noise a lot. Right now I can't even hear it but every now and again, it will start making that sound again. If I go up to 3, the sound is constant. I will be doing some more testing later on today and I won't be leaving this thing on 24/7 for awhile. So it looks like a new pump is in my future mad.gif Just another thing i don't need to add to the top of my many hardware issues as of late, GPU on this notebook that I am typing on is displaying funny things, and my main monitor is on fritz with its power on issues. *sigh*

Update: The pump is now dead. It started making a huge noise while I was working on my PC and I could see the impeller struggling to get going. About a minute later, my PC shuts down due to high temps.
Edited by Agent_kenshin - 8/12/13 at 1:23am
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