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Only thing i could think of would be left over material in the rads or something. If you didn't clean em at all when installing that would be my guess. Otherwise ive never seen such a thing in a cooling system, its quite off.

What really worries me is that i did the "radiator dance" with hot tapwater and poured it into a white plastic bowl to look for gunk and then ran each rad with the pump and res combo to check for leaks before putting it in the case. At that point i ran it with LCMS grade MilliQ water... Maybe i should write EK support to see what they have to say about it...
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Only thing i could think of would be left over material in the rads or something. If you didn't clean em at all when installing that would be my guess. Otherwise ive never seen such a thing in a cooling system, its quite off.

What really worries me is that i did the "radiator dance" with hot tapwater and poured it into a white plastic bowl to look for gunk and then ran each rad with the pump and res combo to check for leaks before putting it in the case. At that point i ran it with LCMS grade MilliQ water... Maybe i should write EK support to see what they have to say about it...

One should never flush a Radiator with tap water for two reasons.

First you could burst your Radiator. Not all systems put the same psi out of the tap.

Secondly, it's getting to where tap water brings with it, high mineral content. My washing machine tub is coppery in color suggesting a high Iron imbalance. You'd be better off not flushing at all. No I don't and am not recommending that. Just pointing out that you're removing one or more deposits from the radiator, only to introduce another one or more deposits in place of that.

5gal bucket or twp, flex tubing and a filter of some sort that can catch smaller microns a spare pump. Connect the pump to the inlet from one bucket then run the next tube from the radiator to the 2nd bucket. Fill the pump bucket and watch the magic happen. Make sure to prime the pump and don't let it run dry. smile.gif

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One should never flush a Radiator with tap water for two reasons.

First you could burst your Radiator. Not all systems put the same psi out of the tap.

Secondly, it's getting to where tap water brings with it, high mineral content. My washing machine tub is coppery in color suggesting a high Iron imbalance. You'd be better off not flushing at all. No I don't and am not recommending that. Just pointing out that you're removing one or more deposits from the radiator, only to introduce another one or more deposits in place of that.

5gal bucket or twp, flex tubing and a filter of some sort that can catch smaller microns a spare pump. Connect the pump to the inlet from one bucket then run the next tube from the radiator to the 2nd bucket. Fill the pump bucket and watch the magic happen. Make sure to prime the pump and don't let it run dry. smile.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

Yea but not everyone has the money or the room to use and even store stuff like that u know what i mean. I do agree that yea its the BEST method hands down. I boiled some distilled water, added vinegar and rinsed my 2 rads, then flushed it at very low pressure with tap water then rinsed with distilled again. After cleaning both an hr each, i still ended up with bit of paint flake/solder residue in my cpu block that i removed twice to clean. Good thing i bough a 5L bottle of distilled water.

But ive never seen sand before but i dont think its from tap water. Youd know just pouring a cup of water.
    
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One should never flush a Radiator with tap water for two reasons.

First you could burst your Radiator. Not all systems put the same psi out of the tap.

Secondly, it's getting to where tap water brings with it, high mineral content. My washing machine tub is coppery in color suggesting a high Iron imbalance. You'd be better off not flushing at all. No I don't and am not recommending that. Just pointing out that you're removing one or more deposits from the radiator, only to introduce another one or more deposits in place of that.

5gal bucket or twp, flex tubing and a filter of some sort that can catch smaller microns a spare pump. Connect the pump to the inlet from one bucket then run the next tube from the radiator to the 2nd bucket. Fill the pump bucket and watch the magic happen. Make sure to prime the pump and don't let it run dry. smile.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

Our tap water here is exceptionally clean and i never put any pressure on the rads from the tap. Just let it flow naturally and afterwards i flushed it with purest water you can get (18M ohm MilliQ Water) to make sure to remove any remains of minerals from the tap water
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Our tap water here is exceptionally clean and i never put any pressure on the rads from the tap. Just let it flow naturally and afterwards i flushed it with purest water you can get (18M ohm MilliQ Water) to make sure to remove any remains of minerals from the tap water

Id honestly contact ek, especially if you used their coolant thats just extremely odd.
    
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Wow! that is a lot of Sand inside a loop.

How did that even get there, if the rads and stuff were already cleaned before using?
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I don't believe that EK uses sand in their manufacturing process.thinking.gif

I could be wrong, but for what possible reason could it be? It's not a dampener of heat and the manufacturing process for each radiator is pretty quick.

The only thing I can think of is that the sand is leftover from a sandblast cabinet and there was residue. But you'd think a heat and shake process would've cleared that. mellowsmiley.gif

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@JunkStar you have termites *** lol


Edited by geox19 - 10/4/16 at 9:44am
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Did you use a coolant that contains a particulate? Because after going back and looking over the pics, that's what it reminds me of. Right down to the filmy residue inside the the top of that CPU block.

Seems to me you may have got a previously used Radiator if you didn't use Mayhems Pastel or some such coolant containing a particulate matter. mellowsmiley.gif

You know what? If you got it from somewhere else and you didn't use a Pastel coolant in it then I think that's exactly what I am looking at. That's not sand. doh.gif

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Did you use a coolant that contains a particulate? Because after going back and looking over the pics, that's what it reminds me of. Right down to the filmy residue inside the the top of that CPU block.

Seems to me you may have got a previously used Radiator if you didn't use Mayhems Pastel or some such coolant containing a particulate matter. mellowsmiley.gif

You know what? If you got it from somewhere else and you didn't use a Pastel coolant in it then I think that's exactly what I am looking at. That's not sand. doh.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

Looks like he used distilled water??


I was thinking the same thing though about the coolant. I'm wonder what rad he used because I've flushed quite a bit of what looked to be sand out of Alphacool rads before.
Edited by geox19 - 10/4/16 at 10:12am
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