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If you didn't clean your rad out well that could just be the white crud, the Fesser could of turned it green...I'd clean the whole loop out well and start over, use a good biocide like PT nuke, and never use tap water it has all kinds of bacteria in it....I hope that just wipes out, I can imagine it eating into your block that fast....

I tell how I clean in this PDF...
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eewww :s
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post #13 of 28
I would say it is a chemical reaction as there is no light inside the block and if that is the only place that is green.... Is there anything else with dissimilar metals in your loop?
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post #14 of 28
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Thanks alot for that Ira-k..that was very informative..ill definitly be doing that to my ad and wb in a few days...but its not a chemical reaction with 2 metals and me not cleaning the rad out properly because i took the wb apart 1st and it was clean (pic in 1st post) in that pic ive had this loop running for over 3 months, so im assuming because i cleaned the inside of the wb with plain old tap water it caused some reaction, but not a reaction between the plate and copper. That plate has been in there for months and nothing like that happened, but just after i clean it with tap water, few days later this happens.
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post #15 of 28
NP...About the only corrosion reaction in WC'ing you have to worry about is between copper and aluminum and that would take several months at least...

It might be bacteria, if you can wipe it off it is...

I really like that block.....Any mid-plate jet block like that is easy to mod...Can you just buy loose mid-plates for them anywhere? The old MP-05 you could buy mid-plates # from 1-5 with varying restriction, it was a neat block, really restrictive but it cooled really well, about like the Storm....
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post #16 of 28
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Yea i think it was just bacteria ira..it was pretty easy to wipe off..Also thanks, the block is a nice block but my god is it restrictive, i can see my rig running much lower temps with a D5 vario...my pump is pretty underpowered right now..but the plate thing is interesting, ive not looked into if there are other plates available and one last thing, how would one mod this plate to give better performance?? thanks
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$20 if you eat the green stuffs
    
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post #18 of 28
Make sure that after you use tap water to clean it that you wipe it well and then put it in the oven a lil while to distill all the water

And make sure youre not mixing up different liquids, as there some ingredients can not be compatible with the other liwuids and make some really wierd stuff happen.
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post #19 of 28
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$20 if you eat the green stuffs
LOL..Heck no!..ill do it for yuor rig tho

^^Hmm..thats something i didnt know..i may have to do that next time when i dont have distilled water handy...nice one.
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post #20 of 28
Blocks like that thrive on high head and flow pumps, the more you can push through it the better...

If that was mine i would try all kinds of things with it, maybe widening the slots a little just over the center of the block, that would get a little more flow where its needed the most...Or it might work better drilling out little circles right over the center in the slots...Just tons of things to try.....Its just hit or miss till you find the combination that works the best..It would be easy to make your own mid-plates out of thin brass, then you could really go wild,you could try X's and +'s and just little holes in a shower head pattern right over the center of the block..That way you would still have your stock mid-plate to put back into it if you wanted to...All you would need are basic hand tools to make them with...

They have gone back to just a fin block with it, I would try cross cutting the fins in the center of the block to make to make some micro-pins there, it might screw up you temp's to who knows...But thats the fun of old style blocks like that, they are really easy to mod.......
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