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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-22-2019, 10:28 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by rjb64 View Post
...I know another WC'ing enthusiasts that had a fitting made up for his garden hose that he attached to his rez.....opens his drain at the bottom of the loop and simply turns on the water at the hose faucet end (low flow rate) and lets it flush for an hour or so.........brilliant!!!!...
Be VERY careful doing something like that! It would be very, very easy to blow out a radiator or waterline doing that!

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This was from a new Magicool 360 slim this weekend...I used pure white vinegar twice in the new radiator...this was the first dump out after like 10 minutes of shaking it. Definitely got lots of left over flux and sediment in there, lol....rinsed with hot water and ran more vinegar, it came out slightly green again, but much less...will run another vinegar wash and rinse for a 3rd time to make sure it all clean before distill water flush and setting up.




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Quote: Originally Posted by Edge0fsanity View Post
distilled white vinegar soak for a few hours
flush thoroughly with hot tap water, do a few shake and rinses to get the loose stuff out, there will be a lot of it.
setup small loop with a d5 pump and an inline filter, fill with distilled water and some baking soda. Let it run for 24 hours.
drain the temp loop
shake and rinse with hot tap water until rads are clean
follow with distilled flushing

This is the only method i've found to completely get rid of the crud inside dirty rads.
This is for new and old rads, no? Is the baking soda part absolutely necessary?

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This is for new and old rads, no? Is the baking soda part absolutely necessary?
new and old, and yes the baking soda part is necessary. You don't have to run a loop with a filter with it, just filling the rad with some baking soda and water is enough. This part is to neutralize any acids left behind from the vinegar.

I run the loop with the filter and baking soda because i find it easier than the shake and rinse method for getting the crud out once the vinegar breaks it down. The temp loop with the filter will grab most of the crud out of the rads, it significantly shortens the shake and rinse portion of this.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Edge0fsanity View Post
new and old, and yes the baking soda part is necessary. You don't have to run a loop with a filter with it, just filling the rad with some baking soda and water is enough. This part is to neutralize any acids left behind from the vinegar.

I run the loop with the filter and baking soda because i find it easier than the shake and rinse method for getting the crud out once the vinegar breaks it down. The temp loop with the filter will grab most of the crud out of the rads, it significantly shortens the shake and rinse portion of this.
When you say "some" baking soda how much are we talking about for a 360mm rad?

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