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Reservator XT flow indicator bubbles

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Without taking the whole thing apart, does anyone have any ideas about how to get the air bubbles that are stuck in the flow indicator of a zalman reservator xt?
I tried draining the system and using the degassing tubes (my thumbs are sore from pumping those buggers) to get the fluid out of the flow indicator, but it wouldn't budge.
I tried jiggling the tubes after re-filling it and turning it on/off several times. Those bubbles are killing me.
post #2 of 7
I would think the degassing tubes would do it. That is what i saw on Toms hardware review.

How do you like the unit? I was thinking of buying one instead of building one piece by piece.
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Be carefuly my friend opened his and 1 drop game out and he caught it before IT Fried his whooleee PC.
I was like god is on your side.
he took the whole water system out after this
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Be carefuly my friend opened his and 1 drop game out and he caught it before IT Fried his whooleee PC.
I was like god is on your side.
he took the whole water system out after this
Let me guess... the PC was on and your friend never worked with water before....
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Let me guess... the PC was on and your friend never worked with water before....
im surprised you even understood what he said.. i read it about 3 times
    
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I had the unit up and running for a few hours when the bubbles appeared and it shut down.

When it was up and running, I was amazed at how cool and quiet everything was - I had a Q6600 clocked to 3 Ghz, and 2 8800 GTX's on the loop.

Aestheically, it looks great on top of my Coolmaster Cosmos Case.

I've tried bleeding the system, and using the degassing unit to "attempt" to pull out the rest of the fluid and gas, but the bubbles around the flow indicator remain. I've written Zalman and they think it's either a bad pump or a gas issue - and to try a few more times before asking for a RMA, which they said they would do with no hassles.

So, tonight I'm going to try taking off some of the enclosing plates and see if I can "tap" on the interior hoses to release the bubbles.

I'll let you guys know how it goes, luckily I have a second computer as this is turning into a bit of a science project (its kinda fun though!).
post #7 of 7
I am not familiar with the Reserator XT. I am however very familiar with the Reserator 2. I had the same issues with the Bubbles stuck in my flow indicator. All I did was keep tilting the system back and forth. Also make sure you have enough liquid inside.
    
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