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JD May 1, 2009 08:38 PM

Need some advice...
 
Well as it stands, I'm having a slight issue with what I believe to be turbulence within the reservoir since every now and then it sounds like the pump sucks in air and makes a rather loud noise.

This is my loop currently:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k7...761024x768.jpg http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k7...h_DSC03868.jpg

Fairly basic, going from the rad side over:
Radiator > Bitspower 90s (in an "S" shape sorta) > Koolance Quick Disconnects VL3 > Bitspower 45s + Compressions on the D-TEK FuZion v2 > Bitspower 5.25" POM Bay Res > MCP355 w/ XSPC Top

Now I know what the problem is, I'm using the res upside down and my pump is directly attached to it. Obviously the res wasn't ever designed for such a configuration. Unfortunately, I cut one of the mount points off my pump since it hit the bay covers in my Antec 900 (Silverstone FT01 now), so that might pose some issues in itself too. Also, I'd like to keep the fillport in use since it's there now...

As it stands, I was just planning on extending the distance between the pump and res then hoping for the best, though I want to get other opinions. Hopefully I won't need to spend much more, or better yet just reuse what I have.

Thanks :biggrin:

enaberif May 1, 2009 08:42 PM

I can't tell anything with those pics.

Photobucket is shrinking them like crazy.

JD May 1, 2009 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 188334)
I can't tell anything with those pics.

Photobucket is shrinking them like crazy.

Click them, they are only thumbnails.

stoanee May 1, 2009 09:08 PM

Your pump is cavitating! (You probably already know that)

SugarJ May 1, 2009 09:16 PM

You're probably getting a little whirlpool action, and occasionally the pump sucks air. IMHO.

JD May 1, 2009 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 188354)
You're probably getting a little whirlpool action, and occasionally the pump sucks air. IMHO.

Yeah exactly, and I want your guy's suggestions on how to fix it since I have to tear it all apart anyways, so if there's a "better" way of order/placement, then I'm all for it.

SugarJ May 1, 2009 11:34 PM

I'd say that lengthening the pump intake line like you mentioned should help. But it's a result of flow that's causing it. I have a whirlpool in my EK res, but it's 8 inches away from the outlet. I'd think a reservoir change might be in order.

2nd thought, is your res completely full?

JD May 2, 2009 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 188391)
I'd say that lengthening the pump intake line like you mentioned should help. But it's a result of flow that's causing it. I have a whirlpool in my EK res, but it's 8 inches away from the outlet. I'd think a reservoir change might be in order.

2nd thought, is your res completely full?

It's as full as can be, and my fillport line has excess fluid in it too.

3.0charlie May 2, 2009 09:01 AM

You have no choice but to redo your loop, or change res. The 355 is a very powerful pump, and you would need a res barrier similar to the one EK sells for their res.

Easiest route would be to add distance between the res and the pump, like Sugar mentionned.

JD May 2, 2009 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3.0charlie (Post 188504)
You have no choice but to redo your loop, or change res. The 355 is a very powerful pump, and you would need a res barrier similar to the one EK sells for their res.

Easiest route would be to add distance between the res and the pump, like Sugar mentionned.

Yeah I know, I'll probably just play around with it until I get it how I want.

Guess I should grab some distilled water this weekend so I don't have to waste so much Feser.


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