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post #11 of 65
to be honest i thought dye looked better until i used coloured tubing, plus it doesnt leave crap in you WC setup, including the radiator which is impossible to clean out
post #12 of 65
Dyes will stain your tubing and like others have said will gunk your blocks up.

How does Feser Coolant compare to dyes though?
post #13 of 65
From the research I've done, red and blue dyes and pre-mixed seem to have the most issues, even Feser.
 
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post #14 of 65
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From the research I've done, red and blue dyes and pre-mixed seem to have the most issues, even Feser.
Good to know, glad I went with the Feser Clear/UV coolant (it lights up blue when it's under UV light, but is clear when no light on it).
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Good to know, glad I went with the Feser Clear/UV coolant (it lights up blue when it's under UV light, but is clear when no light on it).
there is still UV agent floating around in the coolant and that will also get caught long blocks and rads
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there is still UV agent floating around in the coolant and that will also get caught long blocks and rads
I know that, from what I have read it just adds more of a maintenance factor instead of actually harmful to your loops.

I've also read that people get better temps with coolant over distilled water.
post #17 of 65
"Cleaning everything out"

Flushing radiator!!
Pulling apart every single water-block and giving the insides (water channels) a good scrubbing!

Clear acetal will eventually become stained to the colour of dye most used!

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In most cases the temperature differences are within margin of error, TIM and seating differences. Most people would argue that pure distilled will always give better temps.
 
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post #19 of 65
Just to toss my .02 in, I went with UV tubing rather than adding to my liquids based on the info in this thread, my friend used an additive. Guess who is replacing all of their water cooling kit?
post #20 of 65
Dyes do not Gunk,
Dye do not Block system

and ill give £50 to any one who can prove that dyes Gunk , block or brake down if they use the correct dye. This is myth and i've proven it wrong many times now. Dyes how ever do stain that's what dyes do they dye thing's doh ....

What brakes down is inhibitor and plastic in the tubing. All so the gunking happens when a "USER" does not clean there system properly and the PH of the liquid change so much it causes major problems.

people like to claim they have seen it happen or a friend of a friend of a friend who hasn't got a clue what they are talking about. They blame the dyes because the dye has coloured the sticky residue when it passes over it ... How ever common sense is not some thing people use and they just jump to a conclusion.

Some of the older type of Glycol fluids brake down because as they are forced though the injector blocks they brake down the chemicals in the liquids at a practical level over a period of time. This then in tun stick to ever thing and then along comes the dye in the liquids to dye it.

Simples .............

P.s Id love to stick a PH meter in all this gunked system and show you who is really to blame .... How ever you try getting one of these people with a gunked system to send you a sample hahaha they run and never do. I have managed to see gunking happing at a microscopic level and had it analysed by people who know more about this than me and then explain to me what is causing it.

Got to add do you think that dyes would be introduced into the human body if it gunked .. imagine how many hart failures people would have if it did when they went in for a scan of there brain. pmsl
Edited by Mayhem - 6/3/11 at 5:30am
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