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3/8 or upgrade to 1/2 tubing?

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Hello, I plan on replacing my rad soon and will have the chance to go to 1/2 tubing, how much effect will it have on temps?
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Cathar did some testing a while back showing that it made very little difference in temp's or flow..The impact of tubing sizes-Cathar...

Burn here uses 1/2" barbs with 3/8" tubing and it seems to be working great for him..

If it were me I would use 1/2" fittings on all of it with 7/16x5/8" tubing, its compact and will still flow about as well as the full 1/2x3/4"....Best of both worlds I think..7/16x5/8"
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The difference is minimal, but the 3/8" bends much tighter and makes
for a more sano install.
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Ok, thanks will stick with the 3/8 then as I already have the barbs etc
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post #5 of 5
yeah, going to 1/2" ID will result in around a 0.1-0.5C lower temp, not really worth the cost and effort in my honest opinion.
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