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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-25-2020, 05:36 PM - Thread Starter
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Black specks coming out of brand new radiator?

So I have a brand new EK radiator (360 classic PE) and I’ve been rinsing it out before putting it into my system. I expected some particles, but the first rinse had a TON of black specks. I thought, okay, maybe that’s normal. Kept flushing. Over and over again. I’ve literally rinsed 18 times. I took this picture after the 18th rinse (all with pure distilled water). One of the rinses was with white vinegar, so I’ve already tried that. Somehow, each rinse has just as many black specks. It’s maddening.

Is this normal???
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I just went through this with EK Coolstream Xe 480, it is quite frustrating that it never seemed to end. Just put it under the faucet in the bathtub and let it flow through for 30 mins. Rinse a few times with distilled after and should be ok.

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Just did the bathtub thing for 30 minutes, still plenty of junk coming out of each rinse... after poking around the forum I think I’m gonna have to do what ThrashZone does, and do a temporary loop with a gas filter and just let it run for a while.

Lesson learned. I won’t buy EK radiators again.


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Normal, put distilled water in the rad and shake it out.
Repeat until the black stuff from manufacturing stops coming out.

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Quote: Originally Posted by iamhollywood5 View Post
Just did the bathtub thing for 30 minutes, still plenty of junk coming out of each rinse... after poking around the forum I think I’m gonna have to do what ThrashZone does, and do a temporary loop with a gas filter and just let it run for a while.

Lesson learned. I won’t buy EK radiators again.
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I also run it permanently I have dual d5 pumps though so test it and see how flow is on your loop and if you can use it all the time or at least until it stops picking up stuff.
Even premix fluids can have crap in it.

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yep.

radiators are nasty.

gotta use some heavy duty products to clean them out.

I'd fill it up with hot vinegar again, shake shake shake.

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Replace it and do not take a chance. It might take out your pump. Get XSPC, Blackice or some other brand.

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Replace it and do not take a chance. It might take out your pump. Get XSPC, Blackice or some other brand.
don't you think that's a bit extreme? it's a new unit. n EK's known to sell dirty radiators.

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don't you think that's a bit extreme? it's a new unit. n EK's known to sell dirty radiators.
By the op's description, it seems more than just residue from manufacturing. Well, if op has a cheap pump, then i guess.

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yeah maybe.

if his gut says its off, then it is.

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