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what do you think of this??
hope the pictures will be decent, cellphone pics lol

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so explanation : I ran this coolant in it for 8 months.. and then left it as is for around maybe another year prior to clean then (today lol)

About performance with my old loop consisting of :
(behold crappy old blackberry picture)
450

so two dangerden blocks, an xspc res with a laing ddc 3.2 pump, a 360 blackice sr1 rad with Engine Ice kept my loop at, and I quote myself from my thread lol :
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So I'm here with my loop without any leaks, keeping my cpu between 28-31 celsius at idle and at 31 after 4 hours of prime95 lol. I thought I could overclock it a bit right?

this is my old thread when I overclocked my p4 and @ 4.08ghz it kept it around 35 celsius running prime..


Yes it is more expensive than distilled water and all but seriously doesn't seem to screw up my blocks, temp is awesome, so why not? I've been told quite a few times to ditch it.. why?
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Yes it is more expensive than distilled water and all but seriously doesn't seem to screw up my blocks, temp is awesome, so why not? I've been told quite a few times to ditch it.. why?

Some people say that commercial coolant has stained the blocks, made gunk, or whatever. I've run Koolance (two different batches, different recipes! I figure if they don't want you to mix they would have said so) with no problem at all. Runs for years without needing to drain, never cleaned.

—John
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i run engine ice...in my bikes. works great and it is non-toxic (propylene glycol instead of ethylene glycol). never thought of it for a pc. while it is a bit pricey, it is a bargain when you compare it to most pre-mix pc coolants. for example it is half the price of feser (feser - $20 for ~33 oz. compared to $21 for 64 oz of engine ice)

the only thing i can think it may not have is an additive to inhibit algae growth since it is designed for a high temp/high pressure system. it also wont be non-conductive, but i have heard differing opinions about the ability for non-conductive liquids to remain non-conductive
    
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I wonder about the algae growth too but at least after 8 months there's nothing to make me believe there is not some form of organism killer in the mixture..


I'll ask them directly about that..

the only thing that I thought was algae seemed to be some sort of glue between the plastic and rubber thingies.. if it is algae it is STUCK there good lol.. doesn't feel gelatinous(sp?)
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You've been told to ditch the dyed coolants because the dye tends to gunk up your block, especially ones with tight pin matrices. And because they're expensive compared to distilled water, whilst offering no additional benefit whatsoever. If you want colours or UV-glow, get coloured UV reactive tubing. A kill coil + distilled water is all you need, and you can keep reusing the kill coil forever. You may have also heard of people recommending deionized water over distilled, but this makes no difference, and deionized just costs more. Distilled water is a buck a gallon, can't go wrong there.
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So my blocks(pictures) don't have enough pins density to have gunk? or is 8 months not long enough to have gunk?

I understand what you mean, but I did not come across gunk in my loop.

in my case It wasn't because of the color actually.. just the fact that it's engine ice and I'm running it in all my bikes lol

I'm thinking about putting engine ice in my new loop that I'm currently cleaning (as in between my posts) maybe I'll open it up again in a year to see if there's any gunk.. the pin matrice is a tad tighter on my heatkiller.. could be a good test..
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So my blocks(pictures) don't have enough pins density to have gunk? or is 8 months not long enough to have gunk?
I understand what you mean, but I did not come across gunk in my loop.
in my case It wasn't because of the color actually.. just the fact that it's engine ice and I'm running it in all my bikes lol
I'm thinking about putting engine ice in my new loop that I'm currently cleaning (as in between my posts) maybe I'll open it up again in a year to see if there's any gunk.. the pin matrice is a tad tighter on my heatkiller.. could be a good test..

Are these pictures after an eight month period?
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I have seen more pictures of the other end were there were gunk in blocks and gunk in the res. If anyone wants to run coolant in there system fine by me but I know distilled water will never gunk up my blocks. wink.gif
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So my blocks(pictures) don't have enough pins density to have gunk? or is 8 months not long enough to have gunk?
I understand what you mean, but I did not come across gunk in my loop.
in my case It wasn't because of the color actually.. just the fact that it's engine ice and I'm running it in all my bikes lol
I'm thinking about putting engine ice in my new loop that I'm currently cleaning (as in between my posts) maybe I'll open it up again in a year to see if there's any gunk.. the pin matrice is a tad tighter on my heatkiller.. could be a good test..

Are these pictures after an eight month period?

8 months of usage and then something like a year on a shelf, never took the time to clean them for storage.. had the occasion to do it since I'm cleaning my new loop

I've never opened those blocks prior to this thread.. well I did just before when I took the pictures tongue.gif
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