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hi guys, i need some help/tips in changing the water in my corsair nautilus 500 kit. i live in sydney and i CAN'T get my hands on most of the coolant solutions that some threads had suggested.

so what kind of coolant should i use? are the ones used by cars ok? do i need 'anti-freeze/anti boiling' properties in the coolant? and what should the coolant/distilled water ratio be?

what sort of addictives do i use for changing the colour of the solution? car coolant are usually green, how would i go about it if i want to change it to another colour?

any other tips while changing the solution (e.g. how do i clean the CPU block effectively)

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I personally use just distilled with a few drops of biocide. I like to ikeep the additives to a minimum since they always tend to precipitate out; i.e. dyes fade and substances form on the walls of the tubing. this Is why I recently bought some red Feser tube and will be installing that when I have a bit of time.
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If you want to use some coolant, you can purchase the Pentosin from the local VW dealership, same thing as what is sold by some WC shops. Mix at a 10 to 1 or 11 to 1 ratio with distilled water. It's a nice blue versus the green if that is better.

CPU block, let it sit in a 10% solution of vinegar. I have also heard of using ketchup and pasting it one the block. That would probably work well due to the vinegar and acid of the tomato.
    
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I rinse my blocks in distilled water first, then the copper parts in 10% vinegar for a few minutse, then back to water, then alcohol and hand dry it.
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thanks for the suggestions guys. really appreciated!

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If you want to use some coolant, you can purchase the Pentosin from the local VW dealership, same thing as what is sold by some WC shops. Mix at a 10 to 1 or 11 to 1 ratio with distilled water. It's a nice blue versus the green if that is better.
sorry, i'm really stupid with these stuff, so that 'pentosin' is just usual car coolant i can get off the shelf from a petrol station right? coz i dunno if VW dealership in sydney would use the same stuff.

btw, anyone heard of alphacola? is that stuff any good?
    
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This is the Pentosin he was talking about.Pentosin...If you have a Audi dealership near you they will probably have it to...G11 is blue, G12 is red...I have to buy mine off Amazon, its still cheaper even with shipping then buying those little 4 ounce bottles..And yes Pentosin is just car anti-freeze..

You can use 10-15% any anti-freeze the rest distilled also, works fine...

I'll leave you my cleaning and set-up PDF...
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sorry, i'm really stupid with these stuff, so that 'pentosin' is just usual car coolant i can get off the shelf from a petrol station right? coz i dunno if VW dealership in sydney would use the same stuff.

btw, anyone heard of alphacola? is that stuff any good?
Sorry yes, a lot of coolants are just automotive coolant. I was just pointing you to one which was not green.

Which ever coolant you use, if auto, make sure to mix at 10 or 11 to 1. Otherwise it will be to viscous and not flow as well.
    
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I'll leave you my cleaning and set-up PDF...
GREAT pdf, took me a while to get thru it, but thanks a million!
    
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Sorry yes, a lot of coolants are just automotive coolant. I was just pointing you to one which was not green.

Which ever coolant you use, if auto, make sure to mix at 10 or 11 to 1. Otherwise it will be to viscous and not flow as well.
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GREAT pdf, took me a while to get thru it, but thanks a million!

NP...Glad if it helped a little...
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