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Yellowish residue in reservoir

post #1 of 17
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No pics, at least not yet. Just opened up my computer for (one of the) first times since I put it together and man is it dusty in there!

I looked at the reservoir and there was this yellowish gunk that looked to be collecting only at the meniscus (big word, I know!) and I'm not sure what it is. I've had fish before so it doesn't quite look like algae is collecting in the reservoir but it's obviously something. I've got a killcoil in there so could it be something to do with the air?

Perhaps some gunk in the tube or radiators? It's not on top of the water, it's inside the reservoir stuck on the reservoir.

Any suggestions on removing it?
post #2 of 17
"Yellowish residue" haha, sorry i have a mind like a sewer
post #3 of 17
Did you flush your rad before installing everything?
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post #4 of 17
Fungus?
post #5 of 17
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It's like, it kind of looks like the way salt water collects the salt when it washes up on shore. Kind of bubbly, a little bit yellowish.

I'm not quite sure. I DID flush the radiators but I mean that doesn't mean there couldn't be anything left behind.

??

Any suggestions on getting it out of there? Use my finger? A tissue?
post #6 of 17
Could be flux. I used boiling water when i cleaned out my RAD. What did you use?
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post #7 of 17
when i see or smell something strange these days i just wear a gas mask.


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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roweyi7 View Post
"Yellowish residue" haha, sorry i have a mind like a sewer
i thought the same thing...

OP, use an old sock instead of your reservoir from now on.
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post #9 of 17
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Could be flux. I used boiling water when i cleaned out my RAD. What did you use?
I used a combination of warm/semi-hot tap water and then distilled water to finish the flush.

What is flux?
post #10 of 17
They use flux when they make the radiator, welding joints. Boil some water and poor that in, let it sit for a few min, drain half and move it around a little. Empty and repeat. After pour some distilled water through it.
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