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Hi OCN WC Guru's.
Just added a second rad to my loop and am having trouble with tiny air pockets in the block.
My Loop is as follows:
DC4.0 > 120x30mm rad > 360x60mm rad > EK Supremacy EVO J4 > Alphacool Lighttower res (with bigger tube).

They are only tiny so it isnt really an issue but its a royal pain in the ass to my ocd.

Also i added an extension with a fillport ontop of the rad, its directly above the port that feeds the cpu block, ive tried cracking that open with the system running and the system off and even though thats full it still has air pockets. Ive tried rocking the case rather hard and that doesnt seem to help too much.

Temps seem to be about normal so its more a cosmetic thing.

EDIT: I also have a water temp sensor screwed into the front of the rad, connected to the XSPC screen ontop of my HD cages

post #2 of 6
If i were you, I would take the block off and turn the pump on and kind of shake the block around.Try to get the face of the block aimed at the floor while shaking it.
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Tiny bubbles dissolve with time. No action required; just keep using the system and top up coolant if necessary.
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Originally Posted by Ultracarpet View Post

If i were you, I would take the block off and turn the pump on and kind of shake the block around.Try to get the face of the block aimed at the floor while shaking it.

Thats easier said than done, the lines feeding into the block are rather tight. if i take the gpu out its doable but ill leave that as a last resort.
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Originally Posted by cmpxchg8b View Post

Tiny bubbles dissolve with time. No action required; just keep using the system and top up coolant if necessary.

thats what i was thinking but i was getting bubbles forming in the block over time :s anyway i think i may have sussed it out but ill see how i go. my concern is my pump not having enough head pressure but im sure its fine.
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Originally Posted by cmpxchg8b View Post

Tiny bubbles dissolve with time. No action required; just keep using the system and top up coolant if necessary.

This. It can take days and weeks sometimes for all the bubbles to clear up. On loops that have a harder time I just rock the case once a day until they're gone. Make sure your pump is running full speed also.
 
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by Radnad View Post

This. It can take days and weeks sometimes for all the bubbles to clear up. On loops that have a harder time I just rock the case once a day until they're gone. Make sure your pump is running full speed also.

yeah i'll just keep at it.
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