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OP is absolutely correct, but only so far as the assumption that the ONLY thing to clean would be oxidation is accurate. If there's any kind of corrosion or plating breakdown or other condition going on such as gunking from dyes etc. that might lead to clogged fins or other problems, taking the loop apart to clean it out once or twice a year is IMO a good idea. If you are an experienced watercooler and you have built your loop without anything that has a risk of corroding, gunking, flaking etc, you're fine to leave things be. But I would recommend doing at least one primary inspection for a new loop after nine months to a year or so just to make sure everything's good.

The point someone made about comparing this to going to see the doctor is actually really on the money. There's a lot of emerging thought in the medical community that regular checkups are wasteful for someone who is in essentially good health, since the doctor is always going to find some little issue that a) isn't causing any real problem and b) results in wasteful and expensive testing to investigate.

Sort of reminds me of taking a used auto for an inspection prior to insuring it.... A brand new Bentley off the lot in these guy's hands will require 50 grand in repairs before it's "road worthy". biggrin.gif
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