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This is just normal with tops designed like the Bitspower.

First, the res cap or one of the ports must be open. It won't work without that.

Ideally in a pump/res the return line will connect to the reservoir section so that air can be separated out from the water and the pump gets a smooth supply of water. The Bitspower, when setup like you have it has the return line running directly into the pump. For air to escape out of the lines into the res it has to go into the pump and escape up into the res section while water is trying to get down into the pump at the same time. The result is a lot of air recirculating.

Compared to a different design; like the EK X-res
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Here the return line connects directly to the res section. So it is effectively just like a loop that goes; res - pump - loop - res


The Bitspower is more like

So you just need a lot of patience. Just letting the pump run will probably take a very long time to bleed. Do as much tipping of the case as possible and power cycle the pump a lot.

Aah I see thank you for explaining that, that makes a lot of sense so when the pump runs to quick the air can't hardly escape. I lowered the pump speed now, I will let it run for a couple of hours now and see if anything improves.
    
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It might also help if you pinch the tubing throughout the loop (starting after the pump, following the flow of water) to build pressure.

Doesn't have to be long. Just 2 - 3 secs per pinch.

I also find that trick to help speed up burping all the bubbles out.
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