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XSPC Pump cavitation

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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 3:12:19 PM

Hello all I was gaming the other day when all of a sudden my case side started vibrating....I got it to quiet down by burping the res..Yet I am worried that the pump may be going bad....It was some serious cavitaion rattled the hell out of my case...Any ideas folks?

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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 3:33:29 PM

umm open your case and listen to the pump? check for leaks?
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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 3:45:17 PM

No leaks.....The pump was for cavitating as it quieted down after I burped it by squeezing the lines...The pump went from a deep sound to a quiet high pitched barely able to hear it sound....I am very competent in pumps of all types i.e. peristaltic, diaphram, centrifugal...They all do the same when running dry or when cavitating...This pump was acting as if the fluid level was low or an air gap was present...Funny thing is Fluid was full and there were no apparent air gaps in the loop...I was just curious has anyone else had this problem with the XSPC pump?
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a c 190 K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 4:00:31 PM

If its the V1 of the X20 750l then yes, they did have pump issues which were resolved by V2, I'd rotate the res/pump under operation to snag out any airlocks that may be in the pump itself, report back if that helps or no, and we can get Xspc on my mail list :) 
how olds your pump btw? I know you're early in the W/c gallery but you may have upgraded since
Moto
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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 4:50:30 PM

The pump/res is just 7 months old..not sure if its a V1 or V2...I burped the loop and it quieted down...It has been running perfect up until two days ago...Then I had to burp the loop...Just seems to me that the pump is slowly going bad...Which sucks...Gonna upgrade soon to a better pump but do not want this one taking a dive before then...I may need to flush and refill the loop also a PITA...My first thought was that the pump was clogging with trash....
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a c 324 K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 5:48:51 PM

Sounds like you either have a leak that is introducing more air into the loop (and thus, water out) or you have a large air pocket in your radiator and it's slowly working it's way out.

You shouldn't continually see a large amount of air if your loop isn't leaking or didn't have air trapped somewhere.
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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 6:06:46 PM

Well there is no leaks Rubix so I gotta suspect it is getting air locked..Well I gotta flush and refill the loop soon anyhow...Gotta get rid of this premix EK fluid and get some distilled...I wish I had heeded your warning about premix fluids rubix..
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a c 190 K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 6:40:43 PM

It will be a V2 if its that young, and also still under manf's warranty, and yup, if its just 'burping' then time and wiggling should see you right,
Good move on the premix mate :) 
Moto
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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 6:52:15 PM

How do I RMA the res/pump to XSPC moto...Just call them?
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a c 190 K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 7:44:31 PM

If it comes to it then try the vendor you bought it from first, if they pass it to Xspc then they should deal with it but I'd always return to point of sale first
Moto
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a c 324 K Overclocking
September 28, 2012 9:26:09 PM

I've heard a lot of positives about XSPC handling their pump replacements, including cross shipping or just giving you a new one and keeping the old one.

Hopefully this is still the case.
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a b K Overclocking
September 30, 2012 6:09:51 PM

Thx moto and rubix....I am just gonna RMA the res/pump...and purchase the new pump/res combo with the really nice pump in it for $160 from frozen I think the pump is Alphacool Varible Speed..and get a good 280 Rad and a raystorm block and just use the replacement res/pump and swiftech uni mount GPU block for my GPU loop...Gonna splurge and get either a 680 or a 7970...Thx again for the responses from true experts...BTW...gonna run pure distilled from now on
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a b K Overclocking
September 30, 2012 7:38:03 PM

@lowjack989

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