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Is PC coolant same as Automobile coolant?

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Just wondering if automobile coolant same as pc coolants?
or Can I use Automobile coolant in my computer?
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At one time when WCing was more of a DIY and hobby, the automotive coolant "green" colored stuff was the norm. The mixture varied on the component metals since back then in the mid-90's people mixed copper and aluminum parts. The minimun safety for a mixed metal system was 33% PG or EG glycol with corrosion inhibitors to 66% distilled water.

Today however, the new "long-life" coolants are basically worthless for PC cooling protection. Some may even be harmful to the loop. First check a coolant's MSDS sheet before using that coolant.
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No they are not the same. Regardless coolant is a bad idea and using it can result in poorer temps, gunk in your blocks, and even may block RMAs.
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