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Need to know if this loop is going to work ok.. someone mentioned that the T-Line may be restrictive but I don't know how else I could mount pump and keep everything internal.

Flow goes:

Fill Port -> Pump -> Rad -> CPU -> T Line -> Back to Pump



Oh and at the inlet of the pump 1/2 of the width of the tube is in the drive cage.. looks like there is a kink but the tube is intact and not kinked at all.. it's actually a decent curve

Please advise, this is my first attempt at liquid cooling.

Thx
Edited by tjharlow - 7/4/08 at 5:17pm
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post #2 of 14
I'd flip your T so that the CPU return lines are straight across from each other going to the pump, and the up part to the T is going to your fill line...That way the return line to the pump isn't having to make a 90 degree corner...You want as little restriction in your return, or suction line, as you can get....
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it's simple, just switch 2 ends on the "T"...

the fill hose side that is on the top of the "T", switch that with the hose that comes from the cpu block
    
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OHHHHHH .. . I see.. I'll do that tonight and post corrected pics


+Rep to both
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post #5 of 14
It'll still be a really tight bend, but looks good. Maybe you could put the pump on top of the PSU? That would make it nicer and save on tubing.
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Fixed the Loop.... now I have another issue




I'm getting foam and lots of bubbles.. is this normal and how do I get rid of it??? See vid -

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post #7 of 14
1) Fix the kink on the intake side of the pump.
2) Is that PC Ice or some other pre-mixed coolant? Try straight distilled and see if you get bubbling as well. All parts (new or used) should be cleaned according to ira-k's PDF (10% distilled vinegar, 90% distilled water).
3) It's normal to have some bubbling at the start, and some pre-made coolants foam much more than others, but it should eventually settle down as the loop bleeds/purges itself of the air. Loops with t-lines take longer to bleed than loops with reservoirs, but all loops will bleed in time.
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1) Fix the kink on the intake side of the pump.
2) Is that PC Ice or some other pre-mixed coolant? Try straight distilled and see if you get bubbling as well. All parts (new or used) should be cleaned according to ira-k's PDF (10% distilled vinegar, 90% distilled water).
3) It's normal to have some bubbling at the start, and some pre-made coolants foam much more than others, but it should eventually settle down as the loop bleeds/purges itself of the air. Loops with t-lines take longer to bleed than loops with reservoirs, but all loops will bleed in time.
1. thanks for tip... i know that looks like a kink but it's not even close to being kinked.. i think the position of pump and the kink tube crammed down there gives that impression but the line is intact.

2. ya it's Fezer1.. all new parts and I did not clean them before :-(

3. All the foam is gone now and no bubbles... only in Fill Line from the fill port to the t-line has bubbles the rest is clear.

Will the fill port bubbles also go away.

Thanks for the help... i appreciate it +rep
Edited by tjharlow - 7/4/08 at 9:59pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tjharlow View Post
Will the fill port bubbles also go away.

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Is the cap on the fillport off?
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post #10 of 14
the air should only take a few mins 2 an hour 2 work it's way out of the loop and up the fill port hose. if u have the cap off the fill port it allows breathing if the air shoud become compressed (or possibly under vacuum). all the bubbles will eventually go away.
    
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