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post #1 of 18
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Never used before just looked inside and there's really small traces of green/white stuff inside. What is it? Should I clean this thing? if so how?
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YES. Flush it. It is normal for new rads to have that stuff, it is left over flux and soldering materials from manufacturing.

I used near boiling distilled water and flushed the rad until I saw no more particles coming out. To gauge it, pour the flushed water from the radiator into a strainer with a paper towel over the strainer. When no more green/white/black stuff is getting on the paper towel it is flushed.

You should do that for all your new watercooling parts before setting up your loop.
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post #3 of 18
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Could I just put the water into the radiator shake it around for a while until its clean?

I only have 2 gallons of distilled right now and don't feel like going out for more.
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post #4 of 18
You can do your flushing with tap water, a final rinse when you are done with distilled.

In the long run, any biocide/killcoil will take care of what tap water you missed...it's mainly the mineral content of tap water you would really be concerned about.
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post #5 of 18
I flushed my brand new RX360/RX240 with 9 cups boiling hot water mixed with 1 cup white distilled vinegar, and look what came out:



Sand-like flux. That bluish color is the vinegar reacting with copper.

It loosened up more stuff than hot water alone.
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Don't see the pic. EDIT: Nevermind

Did you guys have it running from a faucet then out the other end of the rad?
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Don't see the pic.
fixed...oopsie.
post #8 of 18
I used very warm water and then mixed some vinegar. I poured it in with a funnel until it was almost full. Closed the ports and shook vigorously. I poured it out into a bucket of some sort and every time I dumped it out so i knew if any more gunk came out.

With my rads, i saw lots of black particles and some greenish weird looking color.

After using the vinegar and water to clean it out till it drained clean, i used regular distilled water to get any left over vinegar out. Did that about 4-5 times.
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post #9 of 18
I did as tlxx as well. (capped/shook vigorously/drained/repeat) then I flushed it with hot tap for a couple minutes then final rinsed it with distilled.

(I was using a fill syringe.)
post #10 of 18
Oh, forgot to add: don't use vinegar alone, it will wreck the copper in the rad.

ALWAYS dilute it with water to approx. 10% (or 1 cup vinegar to 9 cups water)
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