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post #1 of 74
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Hey guys , iv noticed in the past few days my resourvour that was 95% full is now more like 80% full!!!.......

I marked a little line as to where the water was upto when the pc was off.....and it has gone down a bit..like 15ml of water....but i cant find any water in my system!??...or anywhere else....its like evaporated???
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post #2 of 74
Do you have a reservoir in your loop? If so then maybe it's allowing the water to evaporate out?!? Maybe the "vapor" is leaking out somewhere. I don't know...that would be my guess if you don't see any water leaking anywhere else.

Another "maybe"...if you marked the level while your computer (and pump) was off then the level will normally be higher. Once you turn it on it will always go down a little bit.
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post #3 of 74
Are you using distilled water?
Did you leave the top of the res open?
It could've evaporated.
Seeing as there are no leaks found, I would say that's the most likely reason.
    
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post #4 of 74
You just put it in right? It's probably just the air bleeding out. The radiator or waterblocks have room for air so once that gets out the water will fill in the empty spaces and it'll appear that there's less water. But this is normal and beneficial!

As long as there's not a puddle of water, you're good!
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post #5 of 74
i had this happening to me as well. the problem was that i didnt tighten the screw on top of the res tight enough and water was evaporating.
   
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post #6 of 74
Its still just bleeding out a little, more then likely...You might want to lay some printer paper under each union to make sure none is dripping..And make sure the res plug is in good...But a little drop in the res level is normal as your loop gets the last little bit of air out...
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post #7 of 74
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loops has been working for about 40 hours soo far.....soo im hoping its air bleeding out...


top of the res is closed tight!
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post #8 of 74
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loops has been working for about 40 hours soo far.....soo im hoping its air bleeding out...


top of the res is closed tight!
as long as you put paper under connections you'll be fine - just in case. it should stop dropping in a little while if its just air bleeding out.
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post #9 of 74
You might want to take your res plug out every now and then for a few days to let any trapped air escape...
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post #10 of 74
level fluctuations between pump running and pump off is very typical; the level in my fill-port res generally drops ~5mm after turning on the system
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