[SOLVED] flush rad with tap water then use premixed coolant?

Lew201

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hello, i am building my first water-cooling loop and i am having trouble finding distilled water, for some reason its especially hard to find in the UK, would it be possible to flush my rads with tap water as i am using EK premixed coolant with anti corrosives in anyway? or do i need to buy some distilled water online just to flush the rads ?

thanks !
 

rubix_1011

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I would go hot, soapy water first, then 50/50 white vinegar and water, then clean water. You can even do soapy water again after vinegar if you wanted. Just don't do 100% vinegar and not longer than like....:30 mins to an hour.

Then fill your loop.

Especially for brand new radiators...they have a lot of oils and junk inside from manufacturing.
 

rubix_1011

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I would go hot, soapy water first, then 50/50 white vinegar and water, then clean water. You can even do soapy water again after vinegar if you wanted. Just don't do 100% vinegar and not longer than like....:30 mins to an hour.

Then fill your loop.

Especially for brand new radiators...they have a lot of oils and junk inside from manufacturing.
 

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