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I don't know much about cooling fluids, are there any popular brands you guys could recommend?
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post #2 of 38
Distilled water is the best coolant. You will want an algaecide and an anti corrosive. Silver kill coil is the best algaecide, but the anti corrosive is pretty much up to you.

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post #3 of 38
honestly, it doesn't make much of a difference. i use distilled water and a silver coil, cheaper and never has caused an issue.
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post #4 of 38
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Well the rasa 240 already comes with a free kill coil, would antifreeze work well as an anti corrosive?
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post #5 of 38
No, AF is not an anticorrosive, I don't think

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post #6 of 38
Yes, antifreeze works as an anti-corrosive but you must remember that it will somewhat hurt the cooling performance. Every time this question is asked the overwhelming response is simply distilled water and a killcoil. Additives break down and gunk your blocks and rads over time. Anti-freeze especially had a component that gunks up loops over time. The only PROVEN coolant that doesn't gunk up is distilled and killcoil. Just flush your system every six months and you'll be great!

EDIT: The only good reason to use and anti-corrosive is if you're running aluminum with other metals in your loop. If you're running copper, brass, nickel etc you'll be good with no anti-corrosive.
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post #7 of 38
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Where could I get 100% pure distilled water? Could I just use bottled water or something?
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post #8 of 38
Just use distilled water plus a kill coil. Don't use any addatives or other chemicals.... Just make sure all your parts are copper and you're good to go.

Distilled water is sold by the gallon at any local super market. Wal Mart even has it, its like $0.66 for a gallon.
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post #9 of 38
I use Fezer UV blue coolant and am very happy. I break down my loop once a year and clean it up all nice and good then refill it biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 38
While I had no issues with Feser Acid Green, I would recommend using distilled for at least your first build. I would hate to see you waste a $15-20 bottle of fluid, when you can play with $1 distilled thumb.gif
 
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