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I am about ready to start leak testing a system comprised of both new and used parts from another machine. I've read that it's better to give everything a thorough cleaning before bleeding out the 'final' loop. Should I just use a lean vinegar/water mix and run it through the loop first?
post #2 of 8
Hi.

I dismantle all the components (blocks, pumps [may void warranty]), thoroughly clean them with distilled water.... Then, I make an open loop, and I use a small bucket that I has a 1/2" fitting threaded to it to continually run more distilled water water through the open loop (single pass).

Note: Some blocks (D-Tek) had an issue with slag still present in the block from the factory.

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it would also be advisable to open the blocks and clean them on the inside before installing them in the new build.
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Cool thanks guys!

What about the rad?
post #5 of 8
I do the "Martini-shake" on them.

Fill with distilled water (empty a little), shake vigorously, repeat.

Generally I use a white bucket, so when I dump the reinse-water out, I can instpect to see if there is any junk or gunk that is being realeased.

Again, I use a pump and run distilled water through it for a few minutes....
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I'll leave you my PDF, it has my cleaning method in it...
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That is excellent, ira-k.

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post #8 of 8
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You guys rock. So what's all this talk of vinegar that I've heard from various people?

EDIT: After actually reading Ira's guide, it makes more since
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