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post #1 of 18
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I just finished up getting my setup all together and forgot to pre-flush/clean the two radiators in the loop. (very noob moment) How important is it to get them cleaned? I am willing to take it apart, clean them out and reassemble.
post #2 of 18
if it's a new rad it's pretty important to clean it , or else there might be gunk/residue inside that will seep into your loop

all yuo have to do is rinse it a few times with hot water, some people use vinegar to be extra safe
post #3 of 18
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Okay. I figured I'd have to take it apart. Such a fun and enjoyable task.
Edited by shiv15 - 1/4/11 at 1:30pm
post #4 of 18
as koven said its pretty important as there is usually flux from soldering leftover and you dont want that floating about
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Okay. I figured I'd have to take it apart. Such a fun and enjoyable task.
70C(hot) water +10% white vinegar..shake for a minute ,flash multiple times with distiled water
Edited by coolhandluke41 - 1/4/11 at 1:45pm
    
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flux is worse in some than others. my thermochills had nasty flux that was easy to get out with boiling hot distilled water. still you don't want that junk in your loop.
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flux is worse in some than others. my thermochills had nasty flux that was easy to get out with boiling hot distilled water. still you don't want that junk in your loop.
TC rad's are a bit different...you have to fill up your rad with premixed water/vinegar(50/50 or more) overnight and repeat with hot flashing
    
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They are xspc rs&rx240 fwiw. Got it all disasembled. Going to use new tube ( have a ton left) and cleaned out the blocks as best as i could. Now on to rads!
post #9 of 18
You defo have to clear it before using, incase there is bits of solder in the rad that might get in your pump and break it. I cleaned mines with distiled water and vingar. It worked fine as my pump still works. Definately clean it, better safe than sorry
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Hmm, this thread has me interested.

Anyone had any experience with any flux in the RX480? Would a few rinses with distilled water and some white vinegar do?
    
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