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Feser 1 UV red coolant?

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i currently have it in my rig and was wondering if i should switch. i hear great and horrible things about feser 1 coolant. i saw a video of a guy with a EK waterblock that he had not cleaned/maintenanced in a year and it was not dirty at all, infact it almost looked brand new, and then i see this http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=226632 and i get worried. so what do you guys think about feser 1. Its been 2 weeks so far so good.
post #2 of 7
Personally I wouldn't use any coloured coolant ever. Your blocks act as a great filter.

If you want colours then get coloured tubing.

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If you mention anything beside distilled water and PT nuke/Kill coils, you are going to get flamed by people here with a vengeance.
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I been using UV coolant for a while now and haven't had any problems. I'm not using Feser though, but all dyed coolant eventually will gunk and colour your tubings. As long as you know this and do regular maintenance (imo flush and coolant change every 3 months), you should be fine.

I know many people recommend coloured tubings, but for me, nothing beats clear tubing and coloured coolant in term of looks. If you are afraid of getting gunk in your blocks, get a inline filter as an added insurance, not sure how much help it will be though.
post #5 of 7
seriously, you won't get flamed but you need to realise that UV coolant or any colouring additives to distilled water is a bad idea. Coloured tubes are safer, more reliable and less corrosive on your loop.

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Originally Posted by RobbyRoyal View Post
If you mention anything beside distilled water and PT nuke/Kill coils, you are going to get flamed by people here with a vengeance.
Can't be any flaming, Apple isn't mentioned at all. Oh wait...

Nah, coloured coolants have their place, it just isn't going to be in my loop or any loop I design.

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As long as you know this and do regular maintenance (imo flush and coolant change every 3 months), you should be fine.
That's the thing. To maintain performance you will probably have to tear down, rinse and clean you loop periodically. How often depends on a lot of factors, but best to do so whenever you notice a performance drop or any signs of particles / gunk in your loop.

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If you are afraid of getting gunk in your blocks, get a inline filter as an added insurance, not sure how much help it will be though.
I don't know that it will do much. To filter out those particles the filter would have to be very fine, and therefore quite restrictive. If it did work then it would block up your loop anyway, although it would mean that you only have one thing to clean out.


@ OP, 2 weeks is nothing, if you were to have problems now then you are doing something very very wrong. You can stick with it if you want, just keep an eye on performance and periodically check to see if there is any change in colour (fading) or you see things floating in your res.

Best practice is to use distilled and a biocide as this causes the least problems in your loop, plus it is dirt cheap.
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post #7 of 7
fesser sell millions and millions of bottles of premixed liquids (well maybe not millions but a hell of a lot) now what you read on forums is only a tiny % of what is out on the market and now and then the odd person has a problem and posts about it cause's a mass panic and epidemic. There are to many sheep in this world and not enough people whom really think for them self.

Some inhibitors do brake down over time and this is reality. So now and then Fesser out of the millions of people that have bought it might have 1 bad egg "Bottle" in a few hundred. Is that really that bad considering the amount they sell . think about it.

Im not saying fesser is the best or the worst how ever i do have a open mind.

And at the end of the day you have options

water
water, silver kill coil
water silver kill coil, dye
Ultra pure water
DI water
Distilled water
Premixed glucose
Premixed Vegetable extract
Premixed Water based with partials in and biocides.

ect ect
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