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Mnemonicman December 21, 2012 06:21 PM

Flow is too low with two pumps.
 
Got a bit of a problem here. Modded a Corsair 200R to fit a 360 rad in the front. Found a YouTube video of a 200R with a 360 rad and seemed like a simple enough project. Thought I could do with a single Liang D5 pump. Coolant dies make its way through but there is air in the lines around the rad. It's setup now with another D5 in serial but the problem persists. Aside from the rad the loop has a Koolance Cpu-370 and EK 7970 gpu block. Not sure where I messed up but maybe the rad since it is old.

Ideas?

KaptCrunch December 21, 2012 06:27 PM

add more fluid sounds if you got air pockets or sucking air into loop via loose hose

supaflyx3 December 21, 2012 06:43 PM

Yep. You don't need 2 pumps for that small of a line.

Mnemonicman December 21, 2012 06:54 PM

Well now I found a leak on the output on the rad. Seems another 90 degree adapter fitting has gone. And you are right I should not need a second pump. At all. Nothing is loose. It's just that once a certain amount of fluid is in the bubbles or air pocket won't move. And tipping the case doesn't work either. My previous builds haven't been this frustrating in a long time.

Mnemonicman December 21, 2012 08:47 PM

Just a quick update. I've replaced the leaky 90 degree adapter with two 45 degree adapters. I don't have any other adapter fittings to use so that will have to do for now. The ironic part is that this was supposed to be a quick build so I could mod my cosmos case and still have a pc. So my only recourse is to still try to tip the case to get the last bit of air out? If so I might have to leave it until after boxing day. Working retail sucks this time of year.

. . . Sorry that wasn't a quick update at all.

supaflyx3 December 21, 2012 09:01 PM

Pulse the pump with the res open to purge any bubbles out of the line, and try shaking it.

Mnemonicman December 21, 2012 09:07 PM

Have been doing that and made some progress but it is late and I'll have to continue this tomorrow or later.

dustin1706 December 21, 2012 10:45 PM

Variable speed D5? When I refill a loop I generally turn my pump up to 5 and then rock the case backwards and forwards and side to side with the res lid on loosely to get all of the air out of the upper rad.

KaptCrunch December 22, 2012 05:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mnemonicman (Post 679510)
Just a quick update. I've replaced the leaky 90 degree adapter with two 45 degree adapters. I don't have any other adapter fittings to use so that will have to do for now. The ironic part is that this was supposed to be a quick build so I could mod my cosmos case and still have a pc. So my only recourse is to still try to tip the case to get the last bit of air out? If so I might have to leave it until after boxing day. Working retail sucks this time of year.

. . . Sorry that wasn't a quick update at all.

http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server11....1280.1280.jpg

is what i use to fill a loop by having the hose off and and fill till comes out other end

note: with hoses above all water cooling equipment and exit is in a jug to catch spill off.


ever play with a maze with a ball bearing? thats what you gotta do move the air pockets to the top of loop


fluid is heavier then air

Mnemonicman December 22, 2012 10:54 AM

Both pumps are fixed speed D5. Yeah I'll have to rotate the case to get the air pocket at the inlet to the rad out the other side. Haven't had to do that since my first watercooling build which had the same rad. Shows me for assuming it being a short project.


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