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I'm running two to three drops of redline radiator coolant for bacteria control and it drops temps a few degrees.
    
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I'd put that in the "additive" class, not the coolant class.
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For a little clarification. Distilled water and a little pt nuke or a silver coil are all you need. Auto coolant is NOT the way to go. At our temperatures it performes worse that pure water. The purpose of auto coolant is to raise the boiling point and lower the freezing point of water. Neither of those situations apply to us. A "coolant" sold for PC water cooling purposes is formulated (one hopes) to increase heat conduction into the fluid and out through the radiator all while keeping the funkies from growing in the loop.

Also, I have used PC chill clear in the past without any issues. It's cheap and doesn't foam easily. Never had any gunk build-up either.
You're forgetting the corrosion inhibitors and lubricants.

As for increasing heat conduction rate, not so much. You can't beat water at that, unless you prefer to use mercury (but mercury can't HOLD much heat, so...).
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Coolant can gunk your loop up and it costs more.....

Distilled water + a silver kill coil or PT_nuke is great.
I ran a loop with 70/30 (ish) water/auto coolant for years and never had a problem. engine coolant is a known factor, company X's computer coolant is not.
I now run koolance's blue coolant, and that has caused me no problems (haven't fully drained the loop since I put my motherboard in a few years ago). Precipitation has not been a problem.
 
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I'm running distilled water and rad coolant with zero issues yet,

Time to purge the system??

I don't want no funk and gunk

*I purged it just running distilled water now
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I'd put that in the "additive" class, not the coolant class.
You're forgetting the corrosion inhibitors and lubricants.
As for increasing heat conduction rate, not so much. You can't beat water at that, unless you prefer to use mercury (but mercury can't HOLD much heat, so...).
I ran a loop with 70/30 (ish) water/auto coolant for years and never had a problem. engine coolant is a known factor, company X's computer coolant is not.
I now run koolance's blue coolant, and that has caused me no problems (haven't fully drained the loop since I put my motherboard in a few years ago). Precipitation has not been a problem.

you don't get corrosion with just running distilled water in a loop.


I don't see the point in getting a coolant that is over priced and doesn't offer that much of a temp decrease at all.
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or you can run to a pool shop and pay $10 for 8L of the stuff in my sig.

oh yeah..i've read that :thumb.gif: you can also use alcohol in your loop..i use bleach personally
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This topic has been covered over and over. Distiller water and a kill coil has served me flawlessly.


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If you do not change your distilled water frequently it will be the same as putting tap over in system. Go figure the end...
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If you do not change your distilled water frequently it will be the same as putting tap over in system. Go figure the end...

False... Distilled water lacks the minerals and contaminants of tap water. Unless you already have minerals and contaminants in your loop, it will gain very little. It picks up nothing more than any premix will.


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False... Distilled water lacks the minerals and contaminants of tap water. Unless you already have minerals and contaminants in your loop, it will gain very little. It picks up nothing more than any premix will.
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Yes, I agree. But as soon as it gets in contact with other elements it gradually build up on these.
It becomes conductive! Not over night though.
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The one and only time I used an additive it stained my Swiftech res and after several cleanings and soking it in ketchup there is still a milky color to it, I will only ever use colored tubing from now on and distilled water. I ran just water and PT Nuke after that for well over a year and never had an issue or needed to change anything. The additive on the other hand needed to be frequently added because the UV faded every couple of weeks.
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