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Hum... hey guys im back =] about 2 weeks ago i was most at the time at home because of the weather so there were no work, and now im taking class (just for this week) at day and for the last past days i was working at nights. So today is no work =] and i also got the parts that i order.


Its been what a week and a half maybe 2 since my pumps failed (by the way i didnt get a chance to do nothing on it =/) and today im thinking of just running one in each loop and but everything togheter again and then i got sometime to figure out and see what i can do about the pumps....


so the question is:

I tried to empty my system the best I could, so do I have to take everything apart and clean again? the ends where the rad went its open...

can i just flush with some distilated water?

Thanks... just want to make sure.

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Hey Made, I was wondering how it was going...I'd just rinse it out with some distilled, you should be fine since your using a biocide...

Yeah Man just run with one pump in each loop and get her going......You can always cut the other pumps in when you get them back...
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hey man im hanging in here lol, ok so i got this togheter again. its nothing like the way it was before... i got everything out of place but at least its running right now (one pump in each loop). Oh.. i called swiftech directly and i asked them if they ever had that kind of problem and he said no so I also told them about the wire that i cut and he said that wasnt no problem, so i got a rma # and im sending it on monday....

Now here is the thing.... I add plain distilated water to the loops and few drops of the pt nuke about 3-4.... and now its running on the extra psu for about 1 hour already. so i make sure there is no leaking or anything, but as the water is clear what will be the best method to check if its a leaking? some people will put some paper tower but i can understand how that works if colored cooland but with clear water hum...

my best bet is take my flash light and check for any droping or leaking.

what do you guys recommend? and for how long...?

oh and that plain destilated water with pt nuke will be alright? ira mention some thing about glycerin but i got lost there...


thanks...

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post #4 of 5
Hiya,
For the future

Flush with a mix of 90% distilled water with 10% Clear vinegar (not brown/malt as it contains caramel/sugars)

Don't need it running long 10-mins and flush with Distilled a few times or until clean and sure all cleaning mix is flushed

Back to the question, I think they mean paper towel will absorb any moisture (leaking water) so even with clear water and eg: white paper towel you will see if there's a leak

Simple test, Get some paper towel white for eg, Then spit on it or dip a corner onto a drop of clean water, this will show you what i mean

And as you say flashlight makes sense even when sunny as cases tend to be shaded inside lol

Not used pt nuke, Got back into water cooling just as i went water/phase change/air/back to water lol

I used to use 10% Glycol mix with no uv etc years ago as low as 5% mix sometimes

Just be sure you've checked for leaks and have fun

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Well I bet your done with it by now.....I usually lay pieces of printer paper under the barbs to see if any drips, a flashlight is good, and just feeling around with your fingers, you'll get water on them if its leaking...

Glad you got it going and that they will RMA the pumps for you...Your fine with the Nuke and distilled for a while....Let us know how it goes with it...

I'll leave you that PDF that has my coolant recipe in it again....
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