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I turned on the computer, and to my fright, the water line in my resivoir dropped about 3 inches almost the instant I turned it on! I was certain there was a huge leak so I quickly pulled the power cord. After completely checking everywhere, there was no water leakage. When the water line dropped there were no bubbles taveling through the system. When I took the cap off the resivoir and inspected there was some white flakey stuff floating on the water that was not previously there. I scooped it out, refilled my system and it works fine. But where did all that water go?!?!

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post #2 of 17
It needs to suck water into the rest of the system in order to replace the air.

Very simple process.
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Originally Posted by ShawnMcGrail
It needs to suck water into the rest of the system in order to replace the air.

Very simple process.
No... There were NO air bubbles. This system has been running for over a month now. It was completely random.
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post #4 of 17
Hmm... That is weird...

My guess...

t3h h4x?
post #5 of 17
The heatercore is what the flakes were coming from, I had the same issue. Just fill and run it a while to get the white flakes out.
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post #6 of 17
i think u had some balance anti freeze inside the heater core. usually anti freeze is made of EG (ethylene glycol) which degenerates into acrylic acid and such material which coagulates inside the heater core. so when u run it under start stop conditions, it will slowly be removed. as for the level drop, either there is a leak (i would check another time) or there is insufficient head inside ur system (or insufficient water). insufficient head meaning the water drains to the lowest point into the system and if there is not enough water the top of ur heater core right above the outlet nozzle (assuming ur nozzle is on top side) which needs to be fillled when u start the pump
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post #7 of 17
Hmm... Acrylic acid has three carbons. Ethylene glycol has two. So it would be quite difficult for the EG to convert to acrylic acid. Either you need to add carbon (there is none available), or somehow join molecules together and cut them up in interesting ways. Besides which, acrylic acid is a liquid misible with water - it wont form flakes.

I have another idea what might be causing the flakes, because I seem to have them myself - flat, whispy things floating in my reservoir. Im guessing either corrosion (My improvised ion-meter says otherwise - aluminium and copper samples sitting in my reservoir for easy inspection) or some reaction involving the coolent and the epoxy I used to repair a crack in my pump. The epoxy was black when I put it on, and is now green. So its up to something.

Whatever the cause, the flakes are small and weak enough to pass right through the system without causing any disruption. So they can stay until I find time to buy another bottle of water and flush the system out.

My coolent: Distilled water, ethan-1,2-diol (EG to the people who dont standardise names), a tiny bit of water-wetter, and some red food-dye I added to help find a suspected leak.
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldenpi
Hmm... Acrylic acid has three carbons. Ethylene glycol has two. So it would be quite difficult for the EG to convert to acrylic acid. Either you need to add carbon (there is none available), or somehow join molecules together and cut them up in interesting ways. Besides which, acrylic acid is a liquid misible with water - it wont form flakes.

I have another idea what might be causing the flakes, because I seem to have them myself - flat, whispy things floating in my reservoir. Im guessing either corrosion (My improvised ion-meter says otherwise - aluminium and copper samples sitting in my reservoir for easy inspection) or some reaction involving the coolent and the epoxy I used to repair a crack in my pump. The epoxy was black when I put it on, and is now green. So its up to something.

Whatever the cause, the flakes are small and weak enough to pass right through the system without causing any disruption. So they can stay until I find time to buy another bottle of water and flush the system out.

My coolent: Distilled water, ethan-1,2-diol (EG to the people who dont standardise names), a tiny bit of water-wetter, and some red food-dye I added to help find a suspected leak.
hi thanks for pointing out about acrylic acid. i made a mistake about acrylic acid, it is not it is acetic acid. apart from that you can also form aldehydes and other polymerized compound.

apologies to all for the misinformation. for further information check out the following site,

http://www.gewater.com/library/tp/82...plications.jsp
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post #9 of 17
Computer fairy got thirsty and drank that missing 3" liquid. lol
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post #10 of 17
when you turn the pump on, a sudden vacuum is created inside the system, which will pull the water level of the t-line down (nothing to worry about)

it happened to me every single time i turned my computer on when i was still running a t-line
    
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