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post #1 of 22
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Hey.
Lately I have noticed a small amount of bubbles running through my system.
I have tried to locate where the air is getting in but there seems to be no obvious signs.
Has anyone got any tips for me
post #2 of 22
check carefully around all your fittings and connections...sometimes a leak can be hard to detect...i would take it seriously though , as a leaky water cooled system can destroy a good rig...good luck. are you water levels going down ?
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If air is getting in .... water is probably getting out .... lol

It's probably just some trapped air somewhere that got dislodged.
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any chance you use a uv reactive coolant?

if yes, hold a us light up to your fittings. even the smallest leak will show under uv light
    
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post #5 of 22
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I cant find any leaks. All barbs are clean.
Unfortunately the dye does not seem to be very reactive.
If its dislodged air (which I hope it is) why wont it leave the system?
post #6 of 22
open the cap on you reservoir , that will let it escape.
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post #7 of 22
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I cant find any leaks. All barbs are clean.
Unfortunately the dye does not seem to be very reactive.
If its dislodged air (which I hope it is) why wont it leave the system?
if you have air trapped somwhere, like in the rad, it may be clearing little by little. and if you are using a t-line, remember that it can take a long time to get all the tiny bubbles out

make sure to cap your res/t-line and then lay the pc on its side/back/front/side while the pump is running.

if there is air in the system, this will get it out
    
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post #8 of 22
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The res (bay) is open and at the top of the system. Its an xspc one. It shouldn't allow any air to cycle through the loop but thats what seems to be happening
post #9 of 22
having the top of your res open is not causing air to be sucked i , it will let any trapped air inside your loop escape...how long have you had you loop set up ?
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post #10 of 22
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A couple of months. The top has only been off for a couple of days. I know it wont suck air in. I only noticed the air a few days ago because the pump was making a noise.
The air has got in somewhere.
Just cant work out where.
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