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Just the rads. you can flush other parts with water only if you want to, but generally not needed on new components.
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Just the rads. you can flush other parts with water only if you want to, but generally not needed on new components.
well i will be using the same water block and pump and res. i will be using a diff radiator and diff tubing.
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Thanks for the all the help folks
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is it safe to use vinagar/distilled water mix on all parts of the loop?
From what I've researched, it is not safe to use vinegar in all parts of the loop - let me explain

When I flushed my radiator I used cilit bang (google it, it's a super aggressive detergent, but in a way like vinegar). I put the solution in the radiator, and after 10 minutes, flushed the rad with distilled water. Leave it any longer and it will start eating away at the copper insides of the radiator.

However in terms of the rest of the loop, vinegar will damage the o-rings of your fittings.

So if I were the OP, I would say clean the CPU block, replace the tubing or flush it with lots of distilled water, and clean the fittings with a toothbrush or something. Just don't flush the entire system with vinegar.

You could of course dilute the vinegar in distilled water to the extent where it's no longer harmful, but then it will also lose its effectiveness
    
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From what I've researched, it is not safe to use vinegar in all parts of the loop - let me explain

When I flushed my radiator I used cilit bang (google it, it's a super aggressive detergent, but in a way like vinegar). I put the solution in the radiator, and after 10 minutes, flushed the rad with distilled water. Leave it any longer and it will start eating away at the copper insides of the radiator.

However in terms of the rest of the loop, vinegar will damage the o-rings of your fittings.

So if I were the OP, I would say clean the CPU block, replace the tubing or flush it with lots of distilled water, and clean the fittings with a toothbrush or something. Just don't flush the entire system with vinegar.

You could of course dilute the vinegar in distilled water to the extent where it's no longer harmful, but then it will also lose its effectiveness
ok i understand. i probably wont use vinegar except with the radiator. ill make sure im carefull not to mix it too strong.

thanx for all the help guys. +1 to all who helped. sorry op i didnt mean to thread jack. +1
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