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post #1 of 19
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I just got back from 1 week vacation so my rig was off for 1 week.

I use distilled water and silver kill coil. It looks like algae to me.

Sig rig.

Picture: 357rsxy.jpg

What should I do ? I have 1 more kill coil so I can flush my loop only once.

EDIT: The water in the reservoir is clean (transparent).

Maybe it's residue from the radiator ? Pretty sure not :/
Edited by Blostorm - 3/5/11 at 9:10pm
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post #2 of 19
wow thats really yellow.
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It's actually not that bad in real life


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post #4 of 19
Kill it with fire!

BTW, did you flush your rad when you first got it?
    
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post #5 of 19
Flush, put distilled in with PTNuke and use the same kill coil, they are not one use items.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by blostorm;12627525 
I have 1 more kill coil so I can flush my loop only once.

Huh? You know you don't need to use a new kill coil every time you drain/flush your loop right? Its just silver providing silver ions when submerged in the loop, as long as it is still there its good to go.
 
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post #7 of 19
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I think I can't even flush :/ no more tubing.

I rinsed it with tap water, did it cause that damage?


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post #8 of 19
I heard the Rasa kit tubing yellows like that.

Go to a hardware store and buy some clear tubing (same size)
    
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post #9 of 19
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Can it cause damage to my block/rad? If not, i'll do stress tests and see if i get any temperature changes


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post #10 of 19
nah it probably isnt algae. mine turned milky white after a couple weeks. i recently changed out the tubing and cleaned out my loop. no algae at all. its just crappy tubing is all.
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