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post #11 of 26
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Why disassemble?

Just swap the pump around the it will flow the other way

Sorry, I'm stupid. can you elaborate?
post #12 of 26
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Why disassemble?

Just swap the pump around the it will flow the other way
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post #13 of 26
I'm not too sure what he meant there, but ultimately you want the pump under the reservoir.

You could turn the pump 90 degrees so the dial is facing you.
You might need a 90 degree fitting for this possibly, depending how you do it.
But the ability to control the pump speed is a must really.
Sometimes you will get resonance on a certain speed, so you will want to tweak the speed a little to avoid that.
Also to help bleed the system, having the option to increase/decrease the speed helps a lot.

I don't know much about your type of radiator, but I guess the flow is in an S shape, so the water goes up, then down, and back up again.
So in the middle section you may have some trapped air that didn't come out just by turning the case.
It's either that or the waterblock orientation(I don't think its this) or a dodgy pump (or a combination).

Let me know how you get on.
post #14 of 26
Lol

I meant move the pump 90° so you end up with the flow reversed, inlet is swapped to outlet.


The type of rad is a cross flow design
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Any air that collects in the top of the res is going to float right up to that flow meter. Evey res I've had, had air in the top. I would move the flow meter somewhere so it's not right on top of the res...
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I have no air in my res or rad

But I have a bleed screw in the rad, from which I used to fill while opening the res to purge the loop.

Have you tried tipping up/ rocking the sytem
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Any air that collects in the top of the res is going to float right up to that flow meter. Evey res I've had, had air in the top. I would move the flow meter somewhere so it's not right on top of the res...

If I do this, then doesn't that mean the inlet to the res will have air, and the flow will be crap? The reason I put the flow meter at the top because my temps were skyrocketing and I wanted to see if I have a problem with my flow.

Should I just flip the res? That way the inlet and outlet will be at the bottom.
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I have no air in my res or rad

But I have a bleed screw in the rad, from which I used to fill while opening the res to purge the loop.

Have you tried tipping up/ rocking the sytem
Yes, I rocked the crap out of it. lol
post #19 of 26
I would suggest moving that flow meter, it's functioning as a second res right there which is why air is getting trapped. Try putting it between the pump and rad. Also, those types of meters will sometimes stop spinning even if there is flow.
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I would suggest moving that flow meter, it's functioning as a second res right there which is why air is getting trapped. Try putting it between the pump and rad. Also, those types of meters will sometimes stop spinning even if there is flow.

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