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Like is says why is koolance on the bad list what is the parts that are normaly bad or is it all bad. Justed wanted to know its the only brand people buy around where im from other then building.
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Koolance is generally bad for multiple reasons.

They use aluminum in all of their products. When you mix aluminum and copper you get galvanic corrosion.

They are usually over restrictive.

A lot of their products have built in 1/4" or 3/8" barbs and don't allow the option of removing the barbs and using your own for larger tubing.
post #3 of 49
Its mostly the aluminum and the crazy restriction and little barbs.
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What they said ^^
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It's also really expensive and their claims don't match their performance.
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As was just said they are really expensive. I just built a system that will run circles around the top Koolance system, for about the same cost, $360.
    
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post #7 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
Koolance is generally bad for multiple reasons.

They use aluminum in all of their products. When you mix aluminum and copper you get galvanic corrosion.

They are usually over restrictive.

A lot of their products have built in 1/4" or 3/8" barbs and don't allow the option of removing the barbs and using your own for larger tubing.
If you have read any of my post's, you know I have to agree mostly with TnB= Gir...

What do mean by "mostly" RedRaider ???????

They have some new 5-way nozzle bodies, nickel plated brass, that are just plain sick... Using (5) of them in a new build.

Koolance's problem IMO, is not the lack of innovative ideas, but the lack of properly implementing them...

Like TnB mentioned, biggest problem I have with them is their first choice of metal, always seems to be ALUMINUM. (cheap way out)

COPPER + BRASS + NICKEL + ALUMINUM = GALVANIC CORROSION = BAD THINGS

If only distilled H2O is used Galvanic Corrosion will not occur, only when you start adding things to the water, ie. algacide or dye...

My humble advice, stay away from 98% of KOOLANCE products...



Just to inform you before you ask, never ever forget:

Friends don't let friends use ThermalTake...
Edited by RedRaider - 5/27/08 at 4:58pm
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Aluminum
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post #9 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
Koolance is generally bad for multiple reasons.

They use aluminum in all of their products. When you mix aluminum and copper you get galvanic corrosion.

They are usually over restrictive.

A lot of their products have built in 1/4" or 3/8" barbs and don't allow the option of removing the barbs and using your own for larger tubing.
Not true anymore.
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Not true anymore.
What isn't true? He listed like 3 things there.

And all 3 are true.

Koolance does use aluminum in all of their products.

Koolance does restrict on the barbs.

Koolance does suffer from galvanic corrosion. Bad.
    
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