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Primochill True infused coolant... clog?

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I recently received the Primochill true infused steel blue coolant from amazon. Currently, I just have a cpu loop with an Ek supremacy waterblock, a 360mm rad, and a XSPC X4 photon res. I filled the loop last night with everything going great and I left it overnight with the top off the res to air out. Well, this morning when I woke up my computer was off and the coolant had leaked out of the top of the reservoir. Luckily the leak missed my GPU and other components. Any ideas on what happened? It looks like it got clogged and the pump is no longer working. I drained the loop and filled it with distilled water but the pump still is not working. I read reviews on Amazon that this pump has stopped working after a few days before. Do you think it just stopped working or it was the coolant? Luckily, I am able to return it back to amazon.
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Highly doubt its the coolant is it would not have caused pump to fail within schu a short time frame but few things first:
Did you flush your loop prior to filling it with anything (distilled?)?
Did you buy premix or concentrate (which should be mixed with distilled)?
Did you fill your reservoir while pump was running (this would explain why it overflowed)?
I must say that pretty much all pumps, other than those made on ddc or d5 base, die pretty frequently(my very first pump was made by thermaltake and it died within a month).
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Originally Posted by dejau View Post

Highly doubt its the coolant is it would not have caused pump to fail within schu a short time frame but few things first:
Did you flush your loop prior to filling it with anything (distilled?)?
Did you buy premix or concentrate (which should be mixed with distilled)?
Did you fill your reservoir while pump was running (this would explain why it overflowed)?
I must say that pretty much all pumps, other than those made on ddc or d5 base, die pretty frequently(my very first pump was made by thermaltake and it died within a month).
thanks for your reply. I did flush my loop with distilled water before filling and it was concentrate that you mix with distilled which I did. Hmm I filled the res first and ran it but I did too it off as it was running. Why is that bad? I was definitely having issues before with the same loop a few days before with just distilled water and it would never air out even after a few days with the res top plug off. With this coolant it never fully filled the ek CPU block and there was air in it. Don't know if that's relevant.
Edited by jakemfbacon - 10/18/17 at 10:21am
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Your loop is very short and pump, if it was in good shape, should have pushed all air out quite fast (few hours at most). Hell, my "filling pump" (as I use ddc in separate room (I use 2 cases, one has rads and ddc pump and main case has everything else) which is phobya dc12-260 was enough up to something like full cover gpu + cpu block + 6 rads (I bled out my loop within something like 2 days at most).

As to why you should not fill your res while pump is running (you can fill it obviously but not to the brim) – pump builds up pressure to push water through the loop and when pump shuts off there is no pressure left water flows back to the reservoir (if it is open) and if it is already full it just overflows (due to some funky arangements of mine with 2 reservoirs pump sucked up to around 200ml of fluid out of first res every time it started).

Your pump was bad to begin with and you should just return it (for full refund) and buyeither D5 or DDC (I changed around ~10 different pump/res combos and would advise to buy either a separate PWM DDC (if you have PWM header on your motherboard) and reservoir or D5 vario/pwm reservoir combo (ddc/ res combo is a b*** to decouple but it is very easy to decouple when they are separate – ddc can be just be left hanging between radiator and reservoir only by the tubes (D5 is a lot heavyer).

Just saw that you are using EK cpu block and those are always very non-restrictive so there is no way your pump, if it was ok to begin with, shouldnt have pushed air out of cpu block.

Btw I wouldnt advise to disclose what coolant you were using with X4 as most manufacturers would just outright refuse warranty on WC parts which were used with coolant which was not made by them (flush it with distilled and flush it good before returning).
Edited by dejau - 10/18/17 at 9:55pm
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Thank you for your help! Very informative. I never realized that but won't be filling it while it runs anymore haha. I guess the pump stopped then and spilled over then my CPU overheated and computer shut off. Luckily I bought it through Amazon so it's already been sent back and refunded. Kinda lame they advertise it as the D5 on setting 4 but it was worse than my 40 dollar ddc pump and apparently they have bad reviews and the x4 dies easily. You would think they wouldn't sell such a crappy product...
post #7 of 7
You can fill it with the pump running but you can't let it run dry and suck up air thats what will shorten the pumps life fast,Most fill up the res turn the pump on tell the res is low turn off the pump fill back up the res and do that over and over tell the whole loop is full and burped of air.
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