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Coolant Colorchange..I need help

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey Guys,

 

Im at a loss, i had my custom loop now change color on me 3 times. And yes i rinsed everything several times with distilled water prior to assembly. The first time was with distilled water and Mayhems Blood Red Dye. I cleaned everything up and tried again. The same result.

After that i cleaned(Distilled water and vinegar) and rinsed it several times with distilled water and switched to EK-Ekoolant Pastel Red to see if it was a bad dye. But the Ekoolant changed changed color within a day.

What now...my loop runs around 30ish idle and 40-45ish load. No overclock obviously.

It contains:

 

EK Supremacy EVO CPU Block Nickel

EK 250 X3 Reservoir

EK GTX970 TFX GPU Block Nickel

2x EK Coolstream PE 240 Radiator

Some EK and Alphacool fittings all nickel

EK D5 Pump

PETG Hardtubing

 

I don't know what to do...had somebody out there a similar experience or a solution?? 
or maybe a hint what could cause the problem?

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Are the blocks clean? I'm not the most informed with water-cooling.

Is there corrosion on the fittings or heatsinks?


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40-45 load isn't too hot. Anything above 50-55 would be pretty toasty as far as water goes, especially on the GPU.

 

Plus cooling all that with a 240mm is is pretty close i think to thermal limit. 120mm per component is just ridiculous. 

 

Pastel Red does turn into tomato soup for some. @CtW has his go tomato soup red. (is it still that red though?) 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@ARikozuMNo there was no corrosion on the blocks but maybe i should have a look...oh no...lord have mercy....and @DildorTheDecent Im sorry for the typo I have two 240s. I would not have a problem with tomatosoup red...but it is more brown than red at this point.

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The water temperatur can not be lower than the room temperature. Otherwise you will get condensation on your tubes. I am using 420+280´mm Rads and Dual D5 Pumps for a better head pressure. In Summer is my Loop idle 30°C idle 40°C (room temp 30-33). Now I have 20°C Room temp. My loop is 23°C. In load up to 35°C.  The fans run  100% at Water temp 40°C. I have a pastel orange coolant 2/3, and mixed 1/3 red to get a darker  orange. I use EK Coolant too.

Sometimes it is dark pink. LOL

I think the color pigments from EK Coolant have this Chemical properties like chameleon

I think it is normal. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, SmashinMachine said:

The water temperatur can not be lower than the room temperature. Otherwise you will get condensation on your tubes. I am using 420+280´mm Rads and Dual D5 Pumps for a better head pressure. In Summer is my Loop idle 30°C idle 40°C (room temp 30-33). Now I have 20°C Room temp. My loop is 23°C. In load up to 35°C.  The fans run  100% at Water temp 40°C. I have a pastel orange coolant 2/3, and mixed 1/3 red to get a darker  orange. I use EK Coolant too.

Sometimes it is dark pink. LOL

I think the color pigments from EK Coolant have this Chemical properties like chameleon

I think it is normal. 

 

 

 

maybe they have found a chameleonparticle xD but i would prefer it if it wouldn't turn brown in a black/red build :|

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2 minutes ago, ZeroMo said:

maybe they have found a chameleonparticle xD but i would prefer it if it wouldn't turn brown in a black/red build :|

It turns brown in your build, this is a maskulin (manly) (sorry for my bad englisch) color  anyway . It turns PINK in MY build when the sun shines. O.o

Did you mix the pastel concentrate in bottel before you fill the loop or  mix it in reservoir?

I mixed it in bottle. Maybe the coolant thickness in bottle and in tubes make this difference. 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, SmashinMachine said:

It turns brown in your build, this is a maskulin (manly) (sorry for my bad englisch) color  anyway . It turns PINK in MY build when the sun shines. O.o

Did you mix the pastel concentrate in bottel before you fill the loop or  mix it in reservoir?

I mixed it in bottle. Maybe the coolant thickness in bottle and in tubes make this difference. 

 

 

Your english is fine :D I mixed it prior to filling in a bottle according to EKs instructions...so should be fine regarding the mix.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So....im still not sure why exactly the color changed...even the support had no idea. But after running the loop for a bit over a week and rinse it aftwerwards with destilled water somehow fixed the issue more or less. The coolant still changed a bit but as long as it is only a dark red i do not care. 

Thank you for the suggestions.

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Try doing a PH test to see if your fluid  has changed, it should be on the basic side of thing if it's completely neutral or acidic then something may be causing it to change PH. The red as mentioned does tend to change much easier than other colors like the white pastel. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, W-L said:

Try doing a PH test to see if your fluid  has changed, it should be on the basic side of thing if it's completely neutral or acidic then something may be causing it to change PH. The red as mentioned does tend to change much easier than other colors like the white pastel. 

i will do that when i recovered from my cold :D. Thank you

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, shibbs said:

I've had my Mayhems pastel orange turn reddish. Not too happy. Used the Blitz cleaning kit, too. 

well maybe i have to use the pastel orange if it turns reddish :D 
but honestly i feel you...

 

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