Originally Posted by fisher6
I have a question regarding the EK UV Blue Premixed coolant. I'm currently using EK Clear coolant in my loop with Primochill Advanced LRT UV blue tubing along with Darkside UV led strips. I'm quite happy with the UV effects, the only problem is that my 250 EK res looks kinda dull with clear water so I was thinking of switching to the EK Premixed UV Blue coolant in order to give my res a better look with the UV effect. Do you guys recommend the UV Blue from EK? Also, I have a bitspower drain valve in my loop so draining won't be hard but there probably will be some EK clear coolant left in the blocks/rads, would this be an issue if I use the EK UV Blue and they get mixed a little bit? I really don't have time to tear down everything just to get the water out. Thanks.
Even if there's still a little bit of clear coolant it's fine to refill your loop with the UV Blue. They will mix together.
Originally Posted by tistou77
I bought Ek Waterblock fittings HDC 12/16 and Ek Waterblock acrylic tubes 12/16
The problem is that the tube does not fit in the fittings (even forcing very strong), the tube "blocks" on the inner joint, you have a "solution"?
And also, once the Ek waterblock tube is "bent" I have a sort of line with small "peaks" (. . . . . . .), just one place and I have the same thing after 2 tests (no mark with Monsoon tube)
this may be due to what?
For info, when I heats the tube (heat gun ~ 320 °C) I have the impression that it"crystalized" (slightly white) that disappears once I've finished heating the tube
Thanks for your help
I would not use soap there. Only water
You must chamfer the end of the tube to ease the insertion and protect the inside o-ring from being damaged.
The user in the link you posted uses the EK-HD Adapter. These ones have 2 inner o-rings instead of one in your EK-HDC and it's true that it's a pain to insert the tube in the EK-HD Adapter.
I never used 12/16 tube so I haven't experienced what you had (the crystalized effect). Maybe others here will have the same experience as you encountered.