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I have been pondering the same thing for a while myself. Obviously there are two clear schools of thought on the subject. The most prevailant being distilled water and a silver kill coil and that would be my preference as well, but it would seem that corrosion of the mixed metal parts are not inhibited by this method. The arguement that coolants for computers serve the same function as coolants for cars is logical as a radiator is always suseptable to corrosion and requires inhibitors. I stumbled across a product being sold by FrozenCPU that intrique's me and I wonder what you thoughts on it might be. I would like to know about how long blocks and radiators last with just disstiled water through them. Here's the link (I hope,lol!) http://fluidxp.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=40&Itemid=55
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Been running Distilled water + silver coil for 8 months now without issue. In my opinion, best coolant.
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post #34 of 93
I ran distilled water and Water Wetter for 2 years without any problems at all. It was as clean and clear as the day I put it in.
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OP for what its worth... I just wanted to see someone use BMW coolant because I think it would look awesome and it would most definitely prevent any nickel flaking.

However, I have used exclusively distilled + killcoil + 2 drops of copper phosphate. I ran that for 15 months before I tore down my loop for a rig scheme change and the only gunk in my loop was the stupid PrimoChill tubes seeping plasticiser (which sadly seems unavoidable no matter the coolant used). Once more, my loop is distilled + killcoil + copper phosphate.
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post #36 of 93
I personally use EK coolant because I prefer the looks. But performance and maintenance wise, Distilled Water + Silver coil.
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post #37 of 93
For the price of special coolant (I saw some for $15 I think). You can get 15 gallons of distilled water. Atleast at Harris teeter you can.
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I think the 14 months of clean loop with no fluid changes I have here proves you are wrong,biocide works.
Why do you think different?

I think nearly two years of clean loop with a single routine fluid change (because I had to change some fittings) on my end shows you don't need it. And the fact that you went a year and didn't have any disasters doesn't prove anything, you don't know if you would have had the same result whether you used biocide or silver or neither. If a simple coil works, why complicate your system by introducing chemicals into it? If it ain't broken, don't fix it.
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I think the 14 months of clean loop with no fluid changes I have here proves you are wrong,biocide works.
Why do you think different?

I think nearly two years of clean loop with a single routine fluid change (because I had to change some fittings) on my end shows you don't need it. And the fact that you went a year and didn't have any disasters doesn't prove anything, you don't know if you would have had the same result whether you used biocide or silver or neither. If a simple coil works, why complicate your system by introducing chemicals into it? If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

Actually,i do.
You think this is my first loop? No. Its just one of many,I have used silver and it works,you saying biocide doesnt work is untrue.
How is adding a biocide complicating anything?
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post #40 of 93
Best coolant is a freaking cold beer with some brazilian BBQ smile.gif it will cool me off.


trolololol

Back on topic:
Distilled water + kill coil or biocide. that's no other ways you can go wrong. right now i stuck with biocide and works same as kill coil.
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