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Reading through about durelene and tygon, should I just avoid the risk and buy primochill advanced lrt?
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Reading through about durelene and tygon, should I just avoid the risk and buy primochill advanced lrt?
Yes
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Thank god I found this thread.

I've raised this question http://www.overclock.net/t/1556272/what-am-i-doing-wrong-in-my-cooling-loop#post_23925554 because I'm facing plasticise and leeching issues with the primoflex.
So I see that Duralene is doing well, however I cannot find it in Australia. Can someone ship it for me, to the land down under?
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Reading through about durelene and tygon, should I just avoid the risk and buy primochill advanced lrt?

What risks with Duralene? because I'm having issues with the Primochill LRT Advanced.
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If you utilise a glycol based anti-corrosive coolants the copper will tend to stay shiny a not oxidise. I have always stuck with auto based coolants for my builds and copper blocks always remain shiny on their insides.

so it's OK to use car coolants on PC water cooling systems?
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Yes its okay. But I wouldn't because it's toxic and there are additives to reduce friction that aren't required for water cooling pumps as their bearings aren't in the loop itself.

But if you want you can use it, but I suggest caution and be responsible with the waste.

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so it's OK to use car coolants on PC water cooling systems?


Many have used them for long periods of time without issue. In fact you will have trouble trying to find any threads where people have had issues when using glycol based coolants.

The main advantage of an automotive based coolant is that it is a proven corrosion inhibitor and it is also a strong biocide.... So there is no requirement for any other additives.

As far as toxicity is concerned you need to be mindful that it is toxic if swallowed...so don't drink the stuff....! Also note that any old coolant can actually be recycled so just take any used coolant to a local auto workshop and they can add it to their coolant recycling stash ie. Don't pour it down the sink etc.

I use a concentrate which I dilute down with distilled water. I mix it at a 5% concentration so a small bottle of the concentrate allows me to mix up quite a lot of coolant ie. It works out quite cheap.

Since you are also in Aus...here is the stuff I and many others use....http://tectaloy.wmehost.com/product/xtra-cool-gold-red-coolant-radiator-corrosion-inhibitor-concentrate/

MSDS for their products: http://tectaloy.wmehost.com/tech-info/msds/

This particular coolant concentrate is specifically formulated as a corrosion inhibitor rather than an antifreeze so its not recommended for use at very low (freezing) temps. Only catch is that it is red.... They also make a concentrate in green if that suits better.
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Many have used them for long periods of time without issue. In fact you will have trouble trying to find any threads where people have had issues when using glycol based coolants.

The main advantage of an automotive based coolant is that it is a proven corrosion inhibitor and it is also a strong biocide.... So there is no requirement for any other additives.

As far as toxicity is concerned you need to be mindful that it is toxic if swallowed...so don't drink the stuff....! Also note that any old coolant can actually be recycled so just take any used coolant to a local auto workshop and they can add it to their coolant recycling stash ie. Don't pour it down the sink etc.

I use a concentrate which I dilute down with distilled water. I mix it at a 5% concentration so a small bottle of the concentrate allows me to mix up quite a lot of coolant ie. It works out quite cheap.

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MSDS for their products: http://tectaloy.wmehost.com/tech-info/msds/

This particular coolant concentrate is specifically formulated as a corrosion inhibitor rather than an antifreeze so its not recommended for use at very low (freezing) temps. Only catch is that it is red.... They also make a concentrate in green if that suits better.

Thanks!
Do they make blue? biggrin.gif that's my colour scheme.

Here is a post I made regarding my tubing and plasticise issue: http://www.overclock.net/t/1218288/please-contribute-ocn-wc-tubing-database/150#post_23928867
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Tectaloy don't make a blue coolant but Nulon do.....

http://www.nulon.com.au/products/Cooling_Systems/Blue_Long_Life_Premix_Coolant/#.VVvchp-GTMI

Check their website for retail stores in NSW.
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Tectaloy don't make a blue coolant but Nulon do.....

http://www.nulon.com.au/products/Cooling_Systems/Blue_Long_Life_Premix_Coolant/#.VVvchp-GTMI

Check their website for retail stores in NSW.

probably stupid question, but I have to ask. It won't have negative effect on acrylic / acetal / plexi components, right?

Oh and it says: Proven performance in aluminium, steel, cast iron, solder, copper and brass

What about Nickel? biggrin.gif
my loop contains Nickel plated copper GPU blocks.
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