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post #11 of 14
you use distilled water w/ 10% antifreeze mixed in with it

and btw, antifreeze has no true anti-bacterial/fungal properties, only anti-corrosion, if you want an anti-fungal additive, add 3 or 4 drops of iodine to your system and voila! no algae, EVER!
    
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I used coolant from the auto store when i had my watercooling set up.
I Found out that Zerex super coolant, like on dangerden's site, is just car coolant.
I cant tell you too much about other companies, but i have seen someone use prestone and it worked just fine.

Please give us some results if you are using another company, it may yeild better results.
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Originally Posted by tuchan
yes no worries there, its recommended
Don't misunderstand this. As mentioned, DO NOT use pure antifreeze in your system. Unless your exposing your system to sub-zero temperatures there is no point other than anti-corrosive properties to add car coolant to you system. However, distilled water is pure and won't corrode your system if the components all have the same metal in them. So, unless you live in Michigan and want to leave your computer outside, there is no point in putting more than 5% coolant in your system.
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post #14 of 14
the danger of using to high of concentration of coolant, is that it will stress the pump to much, being to thick could hurt it.
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