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to remove the gunk caused by my coolant I flushed my system with vinegar/water and then a few times with water, it seems to be nice and clean now but I'm waiting on some new coolant from PT which will arrive in about 3 days.

Is it safe to keep them all connected and just seal the loop? Or do I have to take them apart and let em dry?

I did empty it fairly well but there is probably very small amounts still in the system.
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Copper will tarnish but this won't affect its performance (much). However, leaving a loop wet with just water may allow algae growth.
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why dont you just run distilled water for a few days? keep the flow constant.
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why dont you just run distilled water for a few days? keep the flow constant.
Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't that be the same if not worse than leaving it wet?

oxidation requires oxygen, water has oxygen just like air, that's all that's required for it to occur. However having it running with full distilled water adds further possibility of galvanic corrosion.
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post #5 of 7
then for the few days, get some anti-freeze.

hmm i doubt distilled water has as much oxygen as air does.im sure it has much less, and running 100% distilled water for a few days will do nothing.
I did it for a week while waiting for my G11 to arrive. And i had no problems.
But i had all copper and brass in my loop.
I made sure of that.
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post #6 of 7
Tape the block up and set it aside? Clean off the copper parts with vinear and wrap them in a paper towel without touching the copper.
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I do have some Zalman ZM-G100 is that alright to use just for keeping the blocks protected? Not sure if it's easy to remove or not.

@mootsfox, the blocks are connected to the pc still, it would be a hassle to take them apart when I'm getting new coolant in about 2 days.
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