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Old July 8, 2009, 11:55 AM
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What's usually the process of cleaning the loop..

I used Feser liquid, and can imagine my pump, rad, blocks from inside are all colored.. What liquid solution can I use and how long do I have to let it run..

I can't remember but as far I remember, one would run vinegar through the entire loop for x amount of hours.. not sure how long or what to mix with vinegar..

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Old July 8, 2009, 12:13 PM
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Did you check that loop is required cleaning indeed? In any way you will need to remove blocks and open them. Then you clean them.
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Did you check that loop is required cleaning indeed? In any way you will need to remove blocks and open them. Then you clean them.
Yea definitely they need cleaning, I haven't drained my loop in an year..

What would be the best way to clean the pump and rad especially, since I intend to use a new cpu block..

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i just use tap water and a tooth brush then rinse in distilled water. flush rad with hot water and distilled and done
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Old July 8, 2009, 12:36 PM
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Same here. Flash for some time with hot tap water, rinse with distilled. Done.
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Sadasius's cleaning loop procedure....

Step #1: Grumbles as I hate cleaning loops.

Step #2: Drain the bugger.

Step #3: Chuck out the old tubes.

Step #4: Take all the blocks, rads, res and pumps out of the case.

Step #5: Yell at people walking by your place to show how crazy you really are.

Step #6: Take your blocks apart and soak them in Coca Cola overnight with a container that is air tight. The tops of the blocks if they are acrylic wash them with a cloth and some soap and keep rubbing till it comes off. Do not ever use alcohol or any alcohol based cleaners on acrylic. Use soap and cloth as well with the res. You will only do that once! Delrin and POM just use a toothbrush and cleaner on the inside cover. Don't lose the gaskets and bolts.

Step #7: Shake your fist at God while cursing the Prime Minister under your breath.

Step #8: Boil some water in a big pot...About 2 litres worth. Sit the rad on the counter and using a funnel pour some boiling water into it. Keep going until you have it about half full. Now swish it around on the counter keeping it flat and try not to spray yourself. If you do spray yourself then you stop, aim your fist in the air and swear heavily under your breath. It's a difficult chore so take the time to vent once in awhile to keep mental focus. Continue till your done with the boiling water and rinse it with some cheap distilled from Shopper's Drug Mart.

Step #9: The next day take out your blocks from the Coke and rinse them off with distilled. They will look shiny and brand new.

Step #10: Assemble your blocks and install them. Then kick yourself in the nuts because you forgot to order new tubing you freakin idiot. Install rad(s) and put in the tubing once you get it. There your done and will do all this again in about a year or so unless you have some funky floaties and have to do it earlier. Have a nice day!
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Aha-ha-ha... Hillarious.... and true!
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How about the pump.. Its a MCP655, just run hot water through it too..

As for acrylic.. thanks for the heads up, hey dazmode I also have an EK FC block for my 4870, any easier way to clean the block without unscrewing the acrylic?

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As for acrylic.. thanks for the heads up, hey dazmode I also have an EK FC block for my 4870, any easier way to clean the block without unscrewing the acrylic?
I always open blocks, because you also need to see if rubber o-rings are get bad or not.
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I always open blocks, because you also need to see if rubber o-rings are get bad or not.
Well what's the best and safest way to open that EK FC block then without damaging anything..
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