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post #17701 of 22279
Swiftech were the gunkiest. I did have a v1 RX and those were gunky but the nice satin v2 were very clean (xspc was really turning it up in quality a few years back). I've done the vinegar thing but blasting it w/ the hot tap line and then just doing a final rinse in distilled has been working for me. The two rads w/ dye still shows internal staining but they don't color the water any more. Man, i need to get my rig up and running. i miss it sad-smiley-002.gif


post #17702 of 22279
Would I need to clean out my rad if I'm using distilled water and some PTnuke?
post #17703 of 22279
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Would I need to clean out my rad if I'm using distilled water and some PTnuke?

Yes. Always clean your rad. Even HWlabs thta usually are the most cleanest radiator out there need to be clean first. It is just one of those chores you need to do. Otherwise gunk (including small debris) could go to your blocks and hinder the flow. MArtin's method of faucet wash works very well, no need for vinegar specially since you are not planning on use Pastel.

https://martinsliquidlab.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/flushing-your-block-rads-clean/
Edited by Gabrielzm - 2/6/16 at 10:58am
post #17704 of 22279
Well heck tried to order my whole setup and PPcs won't let me ship it I think there shipping weight calculations is way way off a SMA8 and a twin loop setup they have it weighting 186.8lbs 😖. Anyone had this happen before?


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post #17705 of 22279
I never clean my rads.. They are all EK and I haven't found debris the times I have drained it while adjusting things. The most I've seen is a very VERY small amount of film that I just dab up with a paper cloth.
post #17706 of 22279
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Well heck tried to order my whole setup and PPcs won't let me ship it I think there shipping weight calculations is way way off a SMA8 and a twin loop setup they have it weighting 186.8lbs 😖. Anyone had this happen before?
Depending on your parts, so is it not that hard to belive that a full setup in the SMA8 (which is 27lbs alone) that weigh that much when you take shipping material into account.
post #17707 of 22279
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Well heck tried to order my whole setup and PPcs won't let me ship it I think there shipping weight calculations is way way off a SMA8 and a twin loop setup they have it weighting 186.8lbs 😖. Anyone had this happen before?


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SMA8 is no where near 186 range, Even fully stocked it's no where near their. browser or PPCs website screwed something up. If your ordering the parts from mobile site I would suggest using desktop version. Mobile site I had it screw up before.
post #17708 of 22279
Shopping carts do strange things sometimes, especially if you order a lot of items. I would call/email them on Monday and get a "real" quote. It will likely be much better thumb.gif
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post #17709 of 22279
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Would I need to clean out my rad if I'm using distilled water and some PTnuke?

The reason it is recommended being is flux is either an acid or a base and it affects pH levels in your loop, your goal is to keep them level
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post #17710 of 22279
I think rads our hit or miss. Some more than others. I have had Xspc, ek, alpha cool , and swiftech. And to my surprise ek was the worst with cleaning. Now others saw alpha cool. Some have issues with hw labs. I think it comes down to the person making that rad that day
    
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