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I redid the loop on my D800 machine last year in July, and used it as is for a month, then I deployed for 8 months.
Will the loop be too gunky to fire up when I get back home in May, or should I flush it? I used Koolance low conductivity coolant (LIQ-750CL-B).
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If you used distilled and some kind of antimicrobial and it hasn't been sitting in the sunlight you should be fine. That being said, I would flush it to be safe.
 
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Take a look at it however I would flush it and get new coolant.
I have a vision of you realizing you had not used killcoil and coming home to a solid algae growth.
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The coolant I used is low conductive, and has some water in it, I think, but doesn't grow algae.

This is my second 8 month deployment in 2 years, and after my first one, the system ran fine until I could get new coolant to put in when I flushed it and redid it.

I suspect that it will work OK until I can get some new coolant to replace the old, but I think it will depend on what it looks like when I get back. I did reuse some of the tubing after running rags through it, to clean out the gunk. Clear tubing looking milky white = not cool...
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The coolant I used is low conductive, and has some water in it, I think, but doesn't grow algae.

This is my second 8 month deployment in 2 years, and after my first one, the system ran fine until I could get new coolant to put in when I flushed it and redid it.

I suspect that it will work OK until I can get some new coolant to replace the old, but I think it will depend on what it looks like when I get back. I did reuse some of the tubing after running rags through it, to clean out the gunk. Clear tubing looking milky white = not cool...[/quote]


As long as you had some biocides in it then I wouldn't imagine there will be an issue. If you think there may be some non biological material buildup then use an anti-scaling agent.

If you just used some good ol' distilled water I'd go ahead and flush it, but if you have a bunch of expensive dyes and additives in it then you could probably just throw in an anti scaling agent so long as there isn't any microbes growing in there.
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Take a look at it however I would flush it and get new coolant.
I have a vision of you realizing you had not used killcoil and coming home to a solid algae growth.

LOL, and as he trys to turn on the system some of the sludge moves to the side and you see an eye in his reservoir
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