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how do i clean out an ek waterblock?

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im using a ek waterblock on my classified mobo and when i changed the liquid from black to orange. when i drained the pc the block stil had black bits in and little bits of dust or grease or something that must have found its way into the loop and built up over time. :S

anyway i took it apart and cleaned it with tissue and got bits of tissue all in the block -.- i was going ot wash it out under the tap but it dont want limescale and stuff in the block.

anybody know what would do the trick?

also fitting the stupid rubber band to seal the block back on is such a pain in the ass. any tips for that too? lol
post #2 of 8
Warm water and soap are fine. Just dry it out before you put it back together. For the seal use a silicone grease. Just a small dab to hold it on place.
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^ This.
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post #4 of 8
by rubber band do you mean O-ring? If you dont include that your block WILL leak, it creates a seal, so the water wont escape between the two parts.
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What materials is it made of?
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post #6 of 8
The O-Ring is rubber. And I forgot to mention, only rinse your components/loop with warm distilled water, if you use tap water you will get corrosion.
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thanks for the comments, yeah i meant the o ring but its massive and not so much like a standard o shaped ring for my waterblock lol.
i shal try distilled water, might even fill my loop with it for a few hours to see if it clears everything out i dont want my liquid to go funny colours.
post #8 of 8
You can clean it out with regular tap water, just make sure you wash it thorough with distilled water.

For the copper parts only, I use distilled vinegar or ketchup. Leave it on for about 1-4 hours (depending on badly corroded it is). Then clean it off with tap water and distilled for a quick rinse.
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