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So I was thinking, is regular coolant leak UV dye from Kragen or Autozone okay to put in a system. I am currently running 50/50 distilled water/antifreeze with water wetter in it, so I was thinking that auto UV dye would be suffice. Down here in Sacramento it's only 1.79 a bottle, and it seems 10 times brighter than most of the pics I've seen on the forum. I will post pics as soon as I get a chance...

Dye for autos is 1.79 compared to the average 5.99 I see online for computer dye...
    
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you dont need to run 50/50. Run 90/10 water and water wetter
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Gotcha, will do.
    
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Youll get much better temps. i think water wetter says like 1oz per gallon. Thats what i used to use
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You will be fine putting basically anything in a system as long as it:

1: won't plug anything up
2: won't react with what you have in the loop
3: won't corrode your tubing, blocks, or rubber seals.
    
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I figured, but you should see the difference with this dye compared to the common computer based dye, aesthetically...
    
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