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Cleaning my Swifty Rad

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Can I just use (hot) filtered water instead of distilled for cleaning my Swiftech 320 rad?
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yes.

are you just cleaning it when it's new or after it's been in a loop for a while?

if it's been in your loop for a while, i would do the ira-k method of water+vinegar and run it through your system for an hour or so. that will help take any crud off the insides.
    
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It's brand new. So just flushing it a few timeswith hot filtered water is ok?
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It's brand new. So just flushing it a few timeswith hot filtered water is ok?
Yeah you'll probably be fine if you flush it out well. Fill it about 3/4 full, put your thumbs over the barbs and shake up well, do that several times with hot water.

If you see any milky looking stuff coming out of it you may want to clean it better. They used to have all kinds of left over leak testing crud and flux or whatever in them, there a lot cleaner now.
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I rinsed mine once with distilled water, but the water came out clean so I didn't bother doing anything else. I've been running for a few days now and I haven't noticed any particles or junk in the water.
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