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I had a watercooling setup on something that I haven't used for over a year. I just purchased an AMD Radeon r9 290x and I feel that I should use my watercooled setup.

77' Copper Pontiac Bonneville heater core, swiftech mcp350 pump with an acrylic reservoir mounted on it. and COMPLETELY fogged up hoses. Inside of the cpu/gpu block of my old devide was black so I tried a mixture of all kinds of crap to clean out the system. I only used the old block as a reference on how dirty the radiator is. Filled it up with approximately 80% water and mixed in some (from most to least)Vinegar, ammonia, CLR, denatured alcohol, lemon juice, and salt.

I had no hope but figured, what the hell. After 1.5 hours of it circulating the system, I took it apart and started flushing. After inspecting the block, all the black is gone. The hoses even cleared up. LOL

I do not recommend anyone do this but I though I'd just share.

I'm still flushing it out to make sure that nothing remains in the system.

Oh yeah, it even shined up the tarnished silver kill coil.
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Been there, done that. Hahaha! Vinegar and CLR are awesome, but dangerous if you don't get all of it out of the system!

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By the way it cleaned the block, I am quite sure that it will eat away the copper if it stays in there.
I am getting my block Friday so I have a ways. I'll start flushing with distilled water tomorrow. I want to make sure to tap water, crap or chemicals remain.
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By the way it cleaned the block, I am quite sure that it will eat away the copper if it stays in there.
I am getting my block Friday so I have a ways. I'll start flushing with distilled water tomorrow. I want to make sure to tap water, crap or chemicals remain.

Use a bicarbonate to flush. A bicarb is baking soda and water, about 1 tablespoon to every liter of water. It will neutralize the PH in the loop, so when you fill it won't be all wacked out.
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Wester Digital 5400RPM HP CH20L "The Russian Winter" Windows 8 
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Use a bicarbonate to flush. A bicarb is baking soda and water, about 1 tablespoon to every liter of water. It will neutralize the PH in the loop, so when you fill it won't be all wacked out.

Interesting, if I missed anything. I could pick up some today. Thanks.
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