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Flushing your Radiator

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So I finished modding my 700D case and am about ready to install my loop for leak testing/bleeding.

First though I have to flush my rads. I am not sure if I did it right so let me know.

What I did to flush it was this. I hooked up my 355/res to my rad and had my rad empty into my sink. I put a funnel in the filler port of the res. I hooked the pump upto a Jumped PSU/Bitspower X-station.

What I did was fill the Res full of distilled water and turned the pump on, then turning it off when the water drained out the res. I refilled the res and repeated until I used 1 gallon of distilled water.

Is it flushed enough or do I need to use more water?
post #2 of 6
I think you are good to go What I did was heat the water a bit (dont boil it ofc.. ) and let it break the stuff inside (if any) idk what its called but some black stuff came out

If nothing is comming out of it, then its all good
Edited by Lune - 2/19/11 at 7:14pm
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first.

get some boiled water then fill the rad up and shake it vigorously for awhile

repeat and empty into a container where u can see particles or what not

keep doing it until there's none

THEN you shoulda ran the gallon of distilled water through it.
    
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Do NOT use boiling water it is jsut too much. Warm water is enough. Boiling water will damage your paint on the radiator probably. Also let some vinegar sit in the radiator for a bit. Than flush.
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ok sweet. I went out and bought some vinegar and 4 gal of Distilled water. Distilled water is dirt cheap too, 45 cents a gallon.

Gonna flush tonight after I catch some Zzzzzzzs
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first.

get some boiled water then fill the rad up and shake it vigorously for awhile

repeat and empty into a container where u can see particles or what not

keep doing it until there's none

THEN you shoulda ran the gallon of distilled water through it.
He clearly says use boiled water not boiling.
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