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Are there any multimedia (video/pictures) tutorials that could show me step-by-step how to flush the radiator? Is it required to use a pump?

Is it necessary to also flush the CPU/GPU blocks? Is that done in the same fashion?

Thanks for your help
post #2 of 13
- Drain the water out of the radiator.

- Put some vinegar + hot water inside your radiator.

- Let it sit for an hour or so.

- Drain the Mix.

- Flush with distiller water a couple of times.

- CPU GPU block is the same.
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I think Xyelz is using all new components so no need to flush the blocks imho.

If you use vinegar do no use too much. Also dont use too hot water. It might soften powder coating of the rad which again might result in peeling og scratches. Imo dont go over 60C.

When I flushed my rads I used tap water. Filled the rad half full. Closed holes with plugs and shook like crazy. Them emptied it and repeated. Empty it in a bowl so you can check for debris/dirt each flush. When the water is 100% clean flush a few times more for safety. Then make 2-3 flushes with destilled.


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You're afraid the paint is going to peel off from hot water, really?
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You're afraid the paint is going to peel off from hot water, really?
Better to be safe than sorry mate .

So I don't need to hook any tubing up though? That's a relief!

Thanks a lot guys
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Better to be safe than sorry mate .

So I don't need to hook any tubing up though? That's a relief!

Thanks a lot guys
Quick way is to put a barb on and a length of hose and hold one end to the faucet and the hose to barb on other and run... HOT WATER. Believe it or not, it won't harm a thing.

How water sucks on your hands be careful.
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You're afraid the paint is going to peel off from hot water, really?
On my XSPC the coating peeled around the inlet/outlet holes and a bit on one of the sides when I flushed it with water that I boiled and let sit for 5-10 minutes in the kettle. The XSPC in question is the version with matt coating.






It is as if the coating got soft while hot.


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Edited by Nordar - 2/5/11 at 1:14am
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Quick way is to put a barb on and a length of hose and hold one end to the faucet and the hose to barb on other and run... HOT WATER. Believe it or not, it won't harm a thing.

Hot water sucks on your hands be careful.
I thought about doing that but I was afraid I'd get mineral deposits. When I fill the sink in my house with hot water from the tap it's a milky white colour initially, then turns clear as the minerals settle to the bottom. Wouldn't want that in my radiator.
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What you wanna do and dont be afraid is take the rad into the bathroom and bring a clear glass with you. Turn on the hot water and let it get as hot as it can the run it through the radiator, once its full shake it up for a min and pour it into the glass. You should see some stuff floating in the glass just keep repeating until there is not longer anything floating in the glass. When you are done feel free to rinse it out with any liquid of your choosing.
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I thought about doing that but I was afraid I'd get mineral deposits. When I fill the sink in my house with hot water from the tap it's a milky white colour initially, then turns clear as the minerals settle to the bottom. Wouldn't want that in my radiator.
The milky white is more likely to be due to tiny bubbles in the water which slowly make their way to the surface, rather like a Guiness. If it was minerals then you would see sediment at the bottom.

You are not going to get deposits from flushing with hot water, just rinse with distilled after.
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