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Alright, once and for all I want to hear people's opinions of premixed coolants (such as Feser One products). I have a fear of corrosion, so I want to put in a coolant that stops (or slows) it. I've heard everything from "they are the greatest thing you can do for your system" to "they are worse than putting mayonnaise in your loop." I want all opinions, but opinions based on science or fact would be nice.
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never thought of using the search button to find a million other threads like this?
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What debate?

If you don't use distilled water+ Kill Coil your pretty much doing it wrong.
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When EK and XSPC tell you to only run distilled water and a kill coil that should give you some good indication.
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf;13629054 
When EK and XSPC tell you to only run distilled water and a kill coil that should give you some good indication.
You don't think that is purely for liability?
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Originally Posted by RobbyRoyal;13629120 
You don't think that is purely for liability?

Nope.
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I wouldn't be put off by a lot of what you read here.

Coolants are fine tbh, what causes issues is colouring.

Maybe one in 10 dyes don't break down and gunk up your system, but they'll still stain it.


The idea behind distilled water is though, if you add anything to that, you are losing heat transfer coefficient. Most the coolants on the market have heat transfer coefficients as low as half that of water. (namely the koolance anti corrosion antifreeze)


But anyway unless you have aluminium in your loop, corrosion isn't something you'll ever have to worry about. And if you do have aluminium in your loop, full copper is probably less hassle.
    
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im quite confused on some of the responses here.

1. EK does NOT suggest to run only distilled + kill coil, ive contacted them about their nickel blocks and said that my loop would ONLY contain nickel and brass. They recommended AT protect COOLANT or Nanoxia COOLANT. I later contacted my local shop, they contacted EK and EK suggested (because the only coolant the shop had in stock was feser ewww) distilled+kill coil+Feser's corrosion blocker or Fesers heat carrier COOLANT.

Not sure about XSPc though.
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post #9 of 22
Distilled and kill coil or PT Nuke
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All pre-mixed coolants will break down and gunk up your system eventually. Plus they will all stain your tubing and equipment to some degree. Basically if you want color you should just get color tubing/leds.
    
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