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I've only had my loop up and running for 3 days and the tubing has turned yellow I'm thinking its because of the EK clear coolant? Is this normal ?
 

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I've only had my loop up and running for 3 days and the tubing has turned yellow I'm thinking its because of the EK clear coolant? Is this normal ?
Did you rinse your loop before you put the coolant in? Yellow already... sounds like contaminants getting warm...
 
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contamination, could from your rad
 
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Yer i did wash it out was also run for around 4 hours then i changed the coolant again.

Looks like my loop is running on piss LMAO.
 

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Yer i did wash it out was also run for around 4 hours then i changed the coolant again.

Looks like my loop is running on piss LMAO.
That bad huh? Something is definitely not right, my tubing got a slight yellow tint after a year of running before I changed the coolant. Did your EK coolant say whether it was pretreated with biocide or not? Might be worth purchasing some, last thing you want is gunk clogging up your CPU and GPU block.
 
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Thats what i says about it below but the coolant is clear in the res could it be bad tubing ?

Product Description
This proven premixed formula is a step ahead in EKWB product research and offer. Coolant is suitable for mixed copper, brass, steel, nickel and aluminum cooling loops, providing best value/performance ratio.

Ekoolant is the result of latest vigorous experiments on performance and influence, and contains best components which offer optimal protection from corrosion, yet allowing maximum cooling performance.

It's pureness, proper viscousness and low chemical content makes it an excellent and best suitable coolant any PC watercooling system.

The highly automated and advanced bottle filling equipment guarantees you exact volume according to the European Directive 76/211/EEC.

The printed numbers on top of the bottle allows each series to be tracked and show when the coolant was fllled.



Characteristics:

- low electrical conductivity
- extra pure distilled/deionized water of electrical conductivity of 1µS/cm used for the coolant
- includes additives against algae and corrosion
- high quality concentrated pigments lead to intense, vivid and saturated colors
- not aggressive towards acrylic, acetal, rubber or other gasket materials
- ecologically friendly (85% degredable in 30 days)
- ROHS compliant
- 2 year shelf time


Techical data:

- color: CLEAR
- content: 1000 mL



Please note:

* As all other non-conductive liquids on the market, this coolant will become conductive and lose its characteristics if it comes in contact with other liquids or dust. It hence is advisable to keep your system free of dust and other particles.
* EKWB is not to be held responsible for any damages to hardware. User agrees utlizing at own risk.
* EKWB recommend proper flushing of all previously used watercooling components in order to minimize the risk of discolouring of EKoolant.
* Ekoolant already contains an anti-algae additives. Therefore we do not recommend adding of any extra anti-algae or anti-microbial agents. The addition of any other substances may result in a chemical reaction, which can cause dye breakdown and clogging which can harm your system.
*EKWB recommends changing liquid at least once a year or sooner.
 

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Thats what i says about it below but the coolant is clear in the res could it be bad tubing ?
How odd... There could be something in the radiator in all likeliness, is it brass?
 
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Yer also a few of my fittings are brass inside?


EK-CoolStream PE 240 (Dual)

Technical details:

Material:
- Copper fins
- 90% copper tubing (H90)
- Brass chambers
- Aluminum housing
 

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Looks like you might be a victim of plasticiser leech. Was an issue with some of their older tubing, is it new?
 
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Here are my fittings that i used
Alphacool HF Screw connector 90° G1/4 outer thread on 13/10 revolvable - Deep Black

Barrow G1/4", 3/8" ID 1/2"

Barrow G1/4" 90° Female to Male Fitting Adapter Elbow


Looks like you might be a victim of plasticiser leech. Was an issue with some of their older tubing, is it new?
Yer it was brought new maybe its old stock i got it from the US because i couldn't get the size i wanted here in the AU.



Well i ordered some Icecrown red tubing so i think ill replace it once i get it though the mail in the next week should it be fine till then?
 
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I don't think I'd trust the quality of any watercooling gear bought from an eBay shop. Go direct to suppliers or w/c specialised retailers. These ebay shops probably don't have a clue how to store their goods.
 
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I've order that Icecrown red tubing do you think that is good stuf ? have a look at the colour after removing it lol top one is a new piece.

 

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I've order that Icecrown red tubing do you think that is good stuf ? have a look at the colour after removing it lol top one is a new piece.

Dude that's insanely bad. Like I've never seen that happen in a week before.
 
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Yer i dont know why it went like that i dont think its the coolant more just crap tubing, or could handle the heat in side the case it did get hot but still its rated at like 80-90c.
 
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If you stick a knife tip down it, or a flat head screw driver can you scrape that stuff off? If not it may be UV light changing the color of the tubing.
 
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If you stick a knife tip down it, or a flat head screw driver can you scrape that stuff off? If not it may be UV light changing the color of the tubing.
I'm curious to know this as well. Thinking about watercooling soon so i enjoy finding out what to do and what not to do before hand (Edit: Not that you did anything wrong).
 
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I am betting this is a combination of Chemicals in the coolant reacting with the chemical make up of the tube and UV light as the energy + the heat in the water that is making this reaction happen. Either through direct sunlight, or installed UV lighting.
 
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I am betting this is a combination of Chemicals in the coolant reacting with the chemical make up of the tube and UV light as the energy + the heat in the water that is making this reaction happen. Either through direct sunlight, or installed UV lighting.
HAHA funny you say that but the case is closed its a mini itx no windows and no light in the case at all also all the tubing changed colour even the tubing right down the bottom under the GPU where there is zero light, and it also doesn't scrape off its the tubing its self that's changed colour there no film on the inside.
 
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This wouldn't be a problem if you had a gold themed build...
 
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HAHA funny you say that but the case is closed its a mini itx no windows and no light in the case at all also all the tubing changed colour even the tubing right down the bottom under the GPU where there is zero light, and it also doesn't scrape off its the tubing its self that's changed colour there no film on the inside.
Well I was wrong about the UV, but correct on the chemical reaction with the tube. If it was anything else you could have scraped off the film. So something in your coolant doesn't like the tubing.
 
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Yer but ek sells that tubing so I think there's something wrong with it.
 
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Just go to homedepot/lowes or whatever you have that is similar in the area and they will sell tubing that works just fine. Plus it is mega cheap compared to buying from a specialty store for liquid cooling and from what I can tell is the exact same stuff...That is all I have ever used.
 
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I'd cut into a piece of tube for a cross-section analysis to see how deep, if at all, the "colour" has penetrated.



Contacting PrimoChill may be a prudent next step; I'm sure you'll get a quick reply! Good luck. :toast:
 
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Just go to homedepot/lowes or whatever you have that is similar in the area and they will sell tubing that works just fine. Plus it is mega cheap compared to buying from a specialty store for liquid cooling and from what I can tell is the exact same stuff...That is all I have ever used.
Yer like fish tank tubing lol i just brought some off ebay from a seller i always used i only got PrimoChill because i heard it was one of the best -_- .