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I want to disassemble and clean my water cooling loop.

  • Any recommended cleaning agents?
  • Any recommended process?
  • What should be replaced? FIttings? Tubes?
  • Any other advises?

I have read a couple of topic but both of them are old(ish) and non thorough.
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I would love to see what other's have to suggest on this also. I will be curious my self when it comes time to clean my loop.
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Generally speaking, warm water is all you need. Bee careful with any acrylic. I used what I thought was alcohol free wipes to clean some gunk out of a res not that long ago. Ruined the res.

Usually just a good flush once a year or so is all you need unless stuff is living in the loop. The Mayhems Blitz flush is a good one. if you want to avoid taring the loop apart. If you do tear it apart just use water and some thing soft to scrub any stubborn spots. Soft brush or a cloth are good choices for cleaning blocks and fittings. Check all orings for damage, replace as needed.

The only thing you should replace is the tubing if using soft tubing. It's not recommended to reuse them if you are breaking connections.

I am sure others will have more tips and suggestions, but that is pretty much what I stick with.
 
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post #4 of 4
A toothbrush works well to clean out blocks. I just use tap water and dish soap with a brush, then rinse the parts well at the end with distilled water.
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