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DO not use color Additives for W/C

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Well after listening to some fellow OCN members on the Xspc rasa club i decided to get rid of my Fesser red additive and going to distilled water. I noticed some greenish blue build-up on my block. Reminder this is only after 1 month of use on my previous build.
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i know ive seen this article before on here but just wanted to throw my 2 cents in there too
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ahh after reading all this, the only thing i would add if i was to do a wc setup is a killcoil..
    
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well your lucky..

since my heatkiller with no addtives atall is cursed,,
it got 30C warmer than it previously cooled.

it got gunk upbuild with pure distilled water???
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by runeazn View Post
well your lucky..

since my heatkiller with no addtives atall is cursed,,
it got 30C warmer than it previously cooled.

it got gunk upbuild with pure distilled water???
I almost guarantee the gunk is radiator flux. Always remember to clean out your radiators before installing them...
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post #5 of 11
I never use any of that colored crap in my loops. The only thing I'd only consider using besides my normal distilled water and PT Nuke is antifreeze. But still I haven't even tried that yet. I just stick with PT Nuke and distilled water. Lots of additives makes it expensive to buy the additive like FluidXP about $30 for 32oz . I'd still take my distilled water and PT nuke over additives. It makes it a pain to clean pumps, blocks, radiators, and tubing. Save yourself the trouble and don't use additives.
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
I almost guarantee the gunk is radiator flux. Always remember to clean out your radiators before installing them...
This, and just to be sure, do this two or three times....
 
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post #7 of 11
Clean that out with some %97 alcohol (not smirnoff) and drain your system. Let it run with distilled water for a few to clean it out
post #8 of 11
I learned my lesson too, just running distilled + silver, add some led and/or color tube for some flavor.
post #9 of 11
I run a dye bomb fom primo chill, no issues.


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post #10 of 11
My loop runs distilled+propylene glycol and biocide. The 10% propylene glycol (PG) antifreeze really helps with pump lubrication. (I've also ran with Mercon ATF fluid in place of the PG.)

My loops have been like this since 1999.
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