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Corrosion of reservoir

post #1 of 22
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i hav a phobya balancer 250 reservoir for 9months and there is corrosion on nickel as you see. i have a koolance 380i and also it's nickel inside the block had corrosion after 1 month. now i am using it without nickel:)

do i have to buy a new reservoir? so is it harmful to other components?

post #2 of 22
use inhibitor and you'll be fine. you might wish to clean off the corrosion before reusing. just keep an eye out for microfractures on the res plastic.
post #3 of 22
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use inhibitor and you'll be fine. you might wish to clean off the corrosion before reusing. just keep an eye out for microfractures on the res plastic.

i have been using pre-mix inhibitor additive + distilled water. but the result looks like that as you seen. so isnt it harmful to other components of wc except microfractures?
post #4 of 22
I've had this problem before.

If you have microfractures in your PVC, it's due to having been cleaned, or touched with alcohol. Alcohol destroys PVC plastic.
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I've had this problem before.

If you have microfractures in your PVC, it's due to having been cleaned, or touched with alcohol. Alcohol destroys PVC plastic.

thanks your suggestion wink.gif but there isnt any microfracture on PVC..only corrosion as you see. and i wonder will it cause any damage to wc components?
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thanks your suggestion wink.gif but there isnt any microfracture on PVC..only corrosion as you see. and i wonder will it cause any damage to wc components?

I'm not sure how you're making the distinction between PVC corrosion and metal corrosion. As far as I'm aware plastic cannot carrode. If your PVC is damaged, it's because a chemical is eating away at it. The usual suspect is alcohol. I don't know what you mixed the distilled withh, but it's possible someone recommended some type of chemical that is no good for water cooling. If you're getting green film, it's algae. Corrosion makes water white washed and translucent.
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by GridIroN View Post

I'm not sure how you're making the distinction between PVC corrosion and metal corrosion. As far as I'm aware plastic cannot carrode. If your PVC is damaged, it's because a chemical is eating away at it. The usual suspect is alcohol. I don't know what you mixed the distilled withh, but it's possible someone recommended some type of chemical that is no good for water cooling. If you're getting green film, it's algae. Corrosion makes water white washed and translucent.

if i make confussion, sorry for that my poor english rolleyes.gif

i checked the inner surface of pvc of reservoir and i coldnt see any trouble. but i didnt use any alcohol for anything. i only used vinegar and water to clean. Except cleaning, i only used distilled water+additive fluid. but if there is any materail to clean which contained any alcohol-you thought-, i would appreciate that you share. but do you think it isnot corrosion on antivortex part's nickel plate of reservoir?

EDİT: the spots on the reservoir photo are dust..if you think they are partcles, they are only dust
Edited by drserk - 4/13/14 at 8:33am
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by drserk View Post

i only used vinegar and water to clean. Except cleaning, i only used distilled water+additive fluid. but if there is any materail to clean which contained any alcohol-you thought-, i would appreciate that you share. but do you think it isnot corrosion on antivortex part's nickel plate of reservoir?

Vinegar is an acid. It's possible it's eating away at your components. It shouldn't be used to clean anything inside the loop without being well flushed with distilled water before use. Cleaning a reservoir should be done with soap and water; nothing acidic, or damaging. Even the boiling water method is bad for PVC plastic.

As far as your corrosion issue, I'm not sure. It could be a lot of things, and the language barrier is making it difficult for me to really understand what you're trying to say, but my base advice would obviously be to take apart the loop. Clean the reservoir out with vinegar and distilled water. Replace the tubing. Take the CPU block apart and check for algae. If there's algae, you need to scrub it clean with a toothbrush or something similar. Alcohol can be used on the metal parts. The GPU block, if you have one is going to be very hard to clean as you can't take it apart and put it back together again...
post #9 of 22
Phobya.

You are surprised?
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MILSPEC II
(8 items)
 
| LUMO |
(6 items)
 
CLoS3 IMPACT
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
5820k X99m WS 980ti strix 980ti strix 
RAMHard DrivePowerCase
KLEVV Cras DDR4  3tb Red Corsair 600w SFX + 450w SFX Caselabs BH4 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4970k Z97 Gryphon GTX 680 x2 Crucial Ballistix Elite 16Gb 
PowerCase
Be Quiet Dark Power 850 InWin D Frame Mini 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k ASUS Impact ITX R9 290 Gskill Trident 2400 
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post #10 of 22
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thanks for your precious advices. i did word by word what you said before set up the loop. but next week i will set up the loop again and check all components for algea and extra corrosions.thumb.gif and i will change the 380i cpu block to EK supremacy full copper. but i am in doubt to change the reservoir for new loop. do you recommend to change phobya to EK resX3 which i bought last week?
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Phobya.

You are surprised?
so it is common for phobya? redface.gif
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