Originally Posted by beeeee
there wasnt any air there 3 days ago..
it's slowly building up.
from the angle. the only way i could get the air pocket out is turning the pump upside down which is impossible.
I installed and did all the motions to free the system of all air. My rad is top/external mounted (horizontally - barbs facing down). This was the best position I could achieve with the stock tubing to avoid any kinks. All seemed well. After 2 days my pump started in with a rattling noise. Forum members and XSPC suggested I "shake, rattle and roll" my machine to make sure ALL air was out. I was convinced it was but I like to cover all my basese... all the time... so I did as suggested.
BAM! 2 rather large air bubbles came out of the rad as I was trying to insure I had no more air in the pump! Surprise... surprise... surprise. As luck would have it, these bubbles had nothing to do with my pumps rattling noise (which is being replaced btw). But with time, those bubbles in the rad could breakdown, make their way into the pump and cause all sorts of inconsistencies (poor water flow, higher temps, additional noise, and to an extreme maybe even damage the pump - who knows).
Now... if you tighten carefully
the reservoir fill cap (assuming you are using the XSPC reservoir), you can invert the machine upside down and do a little shaking. But let me ask you this... are you seeing very small bubbles? If so, let the pump do its work. I assure you that these bubbles will go away in about a day or two. When I initially installed my kit, I had all sorts of small bubbles flowing around. It is inevitable but they just went away on their own basically.
Once again.. I stress the use of the PSU jumper adapter included with your kit for the above step.
I know it's extra work but you will be satisfied with the knowledge of knowing you did everything you could to insure a properly functioning loop. I am sure others here would suggest the same or even better steps to take. Wait a few hours to see who else chimes in with your situation. I am rather new to all of this and can only relate my experiences to you.
Edited by Kahbrohn - 1/20/11 at 3:51am