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Anyone?
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Thanks for the help guys! I just flushed the first one now . What do you do once it's done being flushed? Do I need to let it dry inside? How do I know?

Once it's dry, should I shut it so nothing can get inside?
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Once you flush it out enough with your preferred method, it's good to go If you're not installing it after, you can plug it back up with the plugs it came with if you want.
Edited by sivarthcaz - 2/7/11 at 7:05pm
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Thanks for the help guys! I just flushed the first one now . What do you do once it's done being flushed? Do I need to let it dry inside? How do I know?

Once it's dry, should I shut it so nothing can get inside?
If you used anything other than distilled water to flush it, then pour distilled water into it, shake and drain to rinse away anything left behind by tap water or vinegar. I would do this twice. Cap the ends if you're not assembling it right away. It doesn't have to be completely dry.
     
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Hm, I never flushed my RX360 and RX120. Loop has been running a couple weeks now, the reservoir water is crystal clear. Is flushing always necessary or do some manufacturers flush it themselves?

Edit - come to think of it, I technically did flush it since when leak testing I had to redo a fitting and entirely drain the loop that had already been running for a few hours.
Edited by velocd - 2/7/11 at 7:15pm
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The first radiator I flushed I was wondering why I even had to. Granted I saw little specks of light blue and some black in there but when I was done it was clear.

The second radiator flush released light blue water, a bunch of blue specks, and more black specks as well.

I ordered 2 x TA120.3 ThermoChill radiators. I must say I am really not impressed with the quality in which they arrived. The first one had a BIG scratch on the side and the second one in one of the inlets had a bunch of white crap...like powder but more thick...I would compare it to bits of plaster.

They also did not come with any inlet/outlet plugs so I had to use the ones that came with my EK reservoir and the Bitspower ones I ordered. Quite upsetting in my opinion.

Hopefully they get the job done!
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Sorry to hear about the rads as ThermoChill is usually at the top of the quality chain when it comes to rads. Hope you did not receive a pair of returned items . BTW, Paul Lockey of ThermoChill recommends warm water with no additives for flushing the TA. A final rinse with distilled is all it takes after that .
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