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post #11 of 22
oopsss!! mate, suggest u flush them out again or at least run the system for extended periods of time in this way. otherwise the foams would still be there for some time.
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post #12 of 22
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thants what I was thinking...
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post #13 of 22
Do you have a bleeder tube? If you don't, make a split in the hose at the top of your water system, make one end continue, and cap off the other, this is your bleeder tube. Open the bleeder tube and tap all the bubbles up the tubes until you can't get any more bubbles out, then cap off and turn the pump on. Fill your water periodically if it was extremely low. Repeat until you can't get any more air out. And read some FAQ on water cooling, they can help out a lot. and DO NOT put soap in your water, think about it, what does soap do? It FOAMS. I suggest draining your fluid and replacing it.
post #14 of 22
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I did use liquid soap on the ends to help slide them on...I was told it wouldnt do any harm....But now I wonder????
OOOPS!!!

Drain, rinse, try again.
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post #15 of 22
And another thing, if you want to lube up your tubes next time you put your water system together, use palmolive oil. Palmolive oil has the same effect to a lesser degree as Red Line Super Coolant. What it does is it reduces the surface tension in the fluid, so it makes the fluid bend into the tiny crevices and flow easier, giving you better cooling. Although, Red Line and other additives foam to a certian degree as well, but they aren't as bad as liquid soap!
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I did use liquid soap on the ends to help slide them on
A little undiluted antifreeze works good to
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How will a little undiluted anti freeze fill the air pockets??
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post #18 of 22
I would reccommend Immodium AD, Pepto, or perhaps Gas-X.
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How will a little undiluted anti freeze fill the air pockets??
Undilluted antifreeze and palmolive oil reduce the surface tension in fluid. It doesn't fill the space, it just makes it so the fluid flows into the void easier, removing your air pockets. Surface tension is what makes bubbles round, It holds fluids together. If it weren't for surface tension, you could drip a drop of water on a table and instead of beading, it would spread across the whole table. It is hard to explain and even harder to understand, but it does help.
post #20 of 22
Man, the complicity of this is exactly why I will never go into watercooling lol
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