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Is that normal? Or should the tubing be crystal clear?

Been running for about 8 months now and lately it's starting to make the gurgling sound almost continuously (Even leaving on for hours). I tried shaking the reservoir and tilting it but it doesn't completely fix it.

It runs silently for about 2 seconds sometimes before it goes back to gurgling.

Could it perhaps be because the water is dirty for being in there so long?
post #2 of 5
What components do you have? That doesn't sound good. Have you tried squeezing the tubing where the bubbles are? But yeah, it's time to clean out your system.
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Swiftech Micro-Res
MCP655 pump
MCR220 rad
D-tec FuZion water blocks
tygon tubing

Also, I heard that filling up the reservoir all the way might reduce forming of bubbles. Is this true? I only have it filled half way up to the logo, that's what was recommended.

Actually I'm wondering if it's the pump? I'm pretty sure that's where the noise is coming from.
Edited by coolxal - 5/16/08 at 4:43am
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Take it apart, clean it, and put it back together. As long as you're meticulous, you'll be fine.
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When I first setup my system, my MCP655 had a loose housing and gurgled and leaked. I tightened it and all has been well ever since. All I can say is hey, it's been 8 mos, time for a cleaning/inspection anyway. Do what kneeki said and to add to that, grip the fins on your pump and try to rotate them to see if it's loose. If it was easy to move, then that 'could' have been it.
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