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has anybody used alcohol instead of water ??

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may be a stupid question but
wouldnot a liquid with a lower evapouration point absord more temp and then give it up easier in the rad ??
    
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I am sure it has been done. I do not think it would be worth it. It would evaporate much quicker than H2O and I don't think the performance gain would warrant it.\\



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It is so bad for rubber, dries it out, not sure if it is a good idea. Also, the low flash point and the possibility of a micro leak, vapor but no liquid, with hot components could end badly.
    
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I believe it would be hard on pumps & acrylic res's if ran in your loop as a permanent coolant.
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it's not the evaporation point that's important, but rather the thermal conductivity and the heat capacity of the fluid
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I believe it would be hard on pumps & acrylic res's if ran in your loop as a permanent coolant.
good point

I had better drink the 4 litres I had bought then
    
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good point

I had better drink the 4 litres I had bought then
you wouldn't want to drink isopropyl alcohol
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Yeah, it'll slowly kill your tubing, most likely.

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I had better drink the 4 litres I had bought then
Drinking ethanol is one thing. But I wouldn't recommend drinking what you bought, like what radodrill said.
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is there like an antifreeze ? you know it doens just anti freeze its anti boil, or more resistive to boiling ?? kinda curious myself now
    
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is there like an antifreeze ? you know it doens just anti freeze its anti boil, or more resistive to boiling ?? kinda curious myself now
All those cooling fluids (FeserOne and whatever) you can buy are all identical to the antifreeze used in cars, just with a little bit of anti-toxin added to make it a bit safer if some dumb kid swallows it.
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