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I ddint flush either of the reads i tried in the last while. First rad was the an XSPC one and i ended up with a very SMALL ammount of particulate in my res.. when i say small, i mean, i had to really look for it, and it accumilated after about 3 days of leak testing.. I ended up putting a surynge in my res, and just sucking it up like a vacume...

I just recently put a Koolance res on, and again didnt flush it.. nothings come out of it yet and my coolant is crystal clear.

Im not saying dont flush it, im just saying, with the 2 ive had, i hadnt gotten more then a few grains of dirt between them.. so could be a manufactuer quality more then a nessesity thing
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ok so i just filled and swished with hot tap twice then filled and swished with room temp distilled twice. should that be good enough?
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ok so i just filled and swished with hot tap twice then filled and swished with room temp distilled twice. should that be good enough?
That should be good, but if you want to be sure, do it a few more times.
but normally you are just doing it to get rid of any debris that is inside.
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That should be good, but if you want to be sure, do it a few more times.
but normally you are just doing it to get rid of any debris that is inside.
yea the first flush got some small particles and after that almost nothing came out. so i think im good. thanks everyone for your input!
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are you sure its all out because i flushed an XSPC rad the other day and it took forever to get it all out...
    
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well, basically, no one can answer the question as no two rads have exactly the same amount of residue left inside them. Simply monitor your flowrate and cpu temps - the cpu blocks are usually the most restrictive of all cooling blocks, so any residue from soldering will get stuck in these over time, acting as a natural filter so when temps go up or flow goes down, take a look at your cpu block, clean it (ketchup is great for that!) and your fine!
    
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i just used hot tap water for flushing my rads (rs & rx)... put my thumbs over the holes and shook it hard, repeated a few times... the water in both my loops is crystal clear

you can add some white vinegar to be extra safe
post #18 of 19
flush w/ distilled, tap has minerals added (for drinking water) and it will start corroding things inside. distilled is cheap by the gallon in most stores and pharmacies.

For all my xspc rads, all came out very clean when I flushed them.
post #19 of 19
I used a bit of distilled, shook it, nothing and just installed them. No issues for over a year. Some will have junk some will be clean. Just make sure there is nothing in there.
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