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I just had a leak as well on my EK Supreme HF

I had a blockage and had to open it...Found out this blue goo was in between the metal fins inside. I am using Blue Feser One Cooling Fluid could that cause this thick blue goo? The same goo is in my GPU block, thought it was my Swiftech 655 water pump but I have a feeling this is coming from my very old Swiftech 320 rad (5 years old). I still have no clue how to get rid of this blue goo and what is causing it...what the best way to clean the fins?

So I opened my EK cpu block and when I put it back together it leaked from under. So opened it again to check and found out the o-ring is busted (the large one). Was a PITA to get it in place. Where is the cheapest place to get these o-rings from? Also is this a good Silicone Grease to use so that it stays in place: Traxxas 1647 Silicon Grease
Edited by TurboTronix - 4/7/11 at 5:55am
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It's the Feser One that's doing it. Take apart your whole loop, flush the radiator, and clean the blocks. Then, just use distilled water + killcoil or PT Nuke.

Also, using dyes/coloured coolant voids the warranty on all EK products.
    
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Whats the best way to flush all the system now? How do I get rid of whats in between the fins of the blocks and in my rad?

Also, where do I get this oring now that its busted...
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I had a blockage and had to open it...Found out this blue goo was in between the metal fins inside. I am using Blue Feser One Cooling Fluid could that cause this thick blue goo?
Yes. It is very likely that this blue goo is the coolant breaking down, almost certainly not your pump or rad. This happens a lot. It is better to run plain distilled water with some biocide (PT Nuke or a KillCoil) and use coloured tubing.


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I still have no clue how to get rid of this blue goo and what is causing it...what the best way to clean the fins?
Take the block apart and scrub with an old toothbrush and vinegar. Go on to using needles to scrape the channels if this doesn't do the trick.

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So I opened my EK cpu block and when I put it back together it leaked from under. So opened it again to check and found out the o-ring is busted (the large one). Was a PITA to get it in place.
Yes, they are a pain. I'm not sure about getting spare o-rings, have you tried contacting EK directly? They might be able to send you a spare (for a fee). You don't really need silicon grease to get it to stay put, I have taken my EK block apart a few times and got everything back in again, just be careful!
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Where can I find their email? Should I just put dissitled water and let it run to get all the goo? then remove it and put new water?

Also can I rince these parts under regular water or they will rust?
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Where can I find their email?
Try their support page first, see where that gets you.

Edit: Or you can e-mail them here info@ekwaterblocks.com, or even call them on +386 1 6204690 (Slovenian number) /Edit

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Should I just put dissitled water and let it run to get all the goo? then remove it and put new water?
No, that will not work too well. You need to strip it all down, scrub those blocks out and re-assemble.

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Also can I rince these parts under regular water or they will rust?
Yes, normal tap water will be fine. The parts are made of copper and stainless steel, rusting will not be a problem. Give them all a rinse with distilled after to get them nice and clean.
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I figured the parts can be rinsed but what about the radiator and pump...these can`t be scrubbed especially the rad...

I sent them an email we`ll see what they say.
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I figured the parts can be rinsed but what about the radiator and pump...these can`t be scrubbed especially the rad...
The 655 will strip down, just unscrew the large ring and it should come apart. Scrub it out with a toothbrush and water only. There are o-rings in there too, be careful!

Also, be careful not to get vinegar on o-rings or plastic parts, just the metal bits!

The rads can be rinsed with hot water and vinegar. The process goes like this:

1. Half fill the rad with hot water and vinegar in a rough 1:10 mix
2. Cap the ports
3. Pick up the rad with a towel and shake for a few minutes
4. Pour out into a glass bowl
5. If the liquid is not clear, repeat 1-4
6. Once the liquid comes out clear, rinse with tap water a few times, then finally with distilled to remove the vinegar.

Note that this can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on how bad the rad is.


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I sent them an email we`ll see what they say.
I just read a thread on another forum where the guy got replacement o-rings direct from EK (he ordered 5 to be sure), so they do send them out. I checked their online store but couldn't find them.
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I have the exact same loop, used Feser One the first time. Temps where really high (mid 70's with only Cpu @1.35v and NB under water)

Took everything apart and my god the cpu block was clogged.

- Used a tooth brush to clean the fins on the blocks.
- Flushed the rad 5-6 times with hot water.
- Took apart the pump and the res and cleaned them to.
- Changed to tubes.
- Cleaned all the fittings by having them in really hot water for 1 hour.

After that i used distilled water, and saw a decrease of 8-10c on all of the cores.

Still after flushing the loop 3 times, the water is light light blue, and i have noticed that the cpu temp is slowly going up. So i will take everything apart and check it ones more when i get my new parts. I think the blocks are slowly getting clogged again.
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