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Anyone else experience coolant color change, with white coolant?

I am curious if anyone else has used white coolant and noticed a slightly different hue of white. I noticed a slight tint of blue, compared to the left over coolant. It was only in the PC for ~6-7 months and I didn't notice it till I drained it. I do admit the first time I used the loop I really didn't clean anything out. Before I used this fluid there was a little bit of gunk that collected in the CPU block.

I got a new case so I decided to redo everything. I did flush and shake method this time, followed by running distilled water through for a few days, before moving back to white fluid. I will see if this batch doesn't get tinted by copper oxide. In theory I don't think there is any way the color change is the fluids fault. Maybe my lack of cleaning, before first using the loop and the little gunk in the cpu that I didn't clean out till now. Will be interesting to see what happens in another 6 months.
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been using white fluid for almost 2 years now. No problems. I have changed it twice and am getting ready to do it again. All of my parts were cleaned however and I run Blitz part 2 before every fluid change. I even moved and drained my PC, kept the fluid and then put it back in and have not had any issues!
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Depends on which coolant premix or constraint

Clogging cpu blocks sounds like ek premix to me since it happened to me too but wasn't a little gunk it was a lot of gunk.

Mayhams/... haven't ready anything about gunk or break down unless it was the exotic stuff which had a short "what's the point" life time anyway.

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Quote: Originally Posted by OneFunGenesis View Post
been using white fluid for almost 2 years now. No problems. I have changed it twice and am getting ready to do it again. All of my parts were cleaned however and I run Blitz part 2 before every fluid change. I even moved and drained my PC, kept the fluid and then put it back in and have not had any issues!
Wow that is intense, never used Blitz, I might have to give that a shot if I don't see any changes in a few months.

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Depends on which coolant premix or constraint

Clogging cpu blocks sounds like ek premix to me since it happened to me too but wasn't a little gunk it was a lot of gunk.

Mayhams/... haven't ready anything about gunk or break down unless it was the exotic stuff which had a short "what's the point" life time anyway.
The gunk was already in the block, before I added the fluid. It wasn't clogged, though saw a little buildup. Wasn't comfortable taking the block apart at that time. I did it this time and and cleaned it with a toothbrush.
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This is the only white fluid thread as of late that turned weirdly clear in a short time
https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-w...ned-clear.html

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Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
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This is the only white fluid thread as of late that turned weirdly clear in a short time
https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-w...ned-clear.html
Oh nothing near that bad. I put it in white, it came out white, just had a small blue hue to it. I don't know if I would have noticed if I didn't have some original left over. It washed out easily. I think my lack of prep and cleaning out the CPU block contributed to the slight tinting. The fluid was not premix.
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I don't know what brand you were using but Mayhems had this to say about a similar sounding, but UV focused, situation https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-w...l#post27851598

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Quote: Originally Posted by Solarity View Post
I am curious if anyone else has used white coolant and noticed a slightly different hue of white. I noticed a slight tint of blue, compared to the left over coolant. It was only in the PC for ~6-7 months and I didn't notice it till I drained it. I do admit the first time I used the loop I really didn't clean anything out. Before I used this fluid there was a little bit of gunk that collected in the CPU block.

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Only time I had an issue with Mayhem fluid turning a weird color the pH in my system was off. Red fluid turned purple.

If you have not cleaned your loop with vinegar or anything like that it should be ok. Not sure what would cause a bluish hue and the gunk but it sure sounds like copper sulfate. Are your blocks or rads copper?


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Yes mine is a slight blue hue now not sure why
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Copper is the fault here. White to the slight tint of blue/green hue is copper not being cleaned and is filtering into the fluid.

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