Originally Posted by deadwidesmile
IF you're going to go all out, GO all out. Don't half assed go all out. You'll literally end up flushing fluid down the drain taking things apart and putting them together again.
I've spent over $300 in fluid alone because I put it together how I could "afford" and then 2 weeks later ended up changing it anyways because it wasn't what I wanted in the first place. Live and learn. Or, live and spend.
It's a fairly cheap hobby having come from car modding. I had a 1986 BMW 325e that I went full euro on. Including a 1995 European M3 motor swap. STUPID fun.. but in the realm of hobby cost? Water cooling is nothing in comparison - lol. I'll gladly spend $1500 on fittings/pumps/radiators before I drop another $6,500 on a motor by itself. Was it worth it at the time? Totally. But, PC configuring and nerding about is way better for my wallet at this point with kiddo's, hehe.
I'm still down because I'm cleaning EVERYTHING from scratch! Blocks taken apart and cleaned out by hand...
Rads flushed with Mayhems Blitz Part 1. New tubing and fittings cleaned out by hand...
I ran Mayhems Part two through the total system... Flushed that with DI Water, twice!
Then filled the loop DI water and the appropriate amount of P-Nuke
Got the air out of the system.. And NO BOOT!
FF Code on the CFVZ with the CPU LED lit. Dang!
Took the CPU out, there was some TIM or other kind of gunk on the pins in one corner of the CPU, cleaned it up..
No boot! Same Q-Code and CPU LED lit.