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Res is black, water is clear -- how bad is this?

post #1 of 10
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I'm not cleaning that sucker til I have some more freetime... and I order some more tubing... lol.

How bad is this? Water is definitely very clear but from the waterline down, its black (walls of the res).
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depends what it is. Did you clean out your radiator before installing your loop?
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No I did not. That is where its from--it was brand new and I forgot to clean it...
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post #4 of 10
whoa.. black or cloudy.. check ur Rad fans.. and did u wash the rad before u installed and was it capped when u purchased it.
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It wasn't capped and it is black cloudy! again, water is crystal clear!
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post #6 of 10
Did you use silver in your loop, in some cases silver ions leave black residue if they react...
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post #7 of 10
take it apart. Clean it put in some pt nuke or a silver kill coil and all is well. Probably nothing bad just residue from the radiator manufacturing.
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post #8 of 10
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take it apart. Clean it put in some pt nuke or a silver kill coil and all is well. Probably nothing bad just residue from the radiator manufacturing.
Exactly what I'm thinking. I know its going to be a PITA to disassemble and clean. I also need new tubing because I cut mine a bit too snug...
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post #9 of 10
I would clean it, lest it get into a block or two and turn a PITA into a RPITA.
post #10 of 10
Since you're going to have to clean it at one time or another, you might as well do it now before it gets worse. While you have the loop drained I'd also take the CPU block out as there will probably be crap inside of it as well. Then I would take the radiator out and rinse it thoroughly in the sink with vinegar and hot water.
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