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Old May 7, 2008, 07:09 PM
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Eh, dunno. Aside from the additives, I only used distilled water in this system. The chipset loop with Hydrx is still looking good (also Tygon), and I didn't have any clouding in my old Koolance system. I guess time will tell.
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Eh, dunno. Aside from the additives, I only used distilled water in this system. The chipset loop with Hydrx is still looking good (also Tygon), and I didn't have any clouding in my old Koolance system. I guess time will tell.
I'm sorry - I meant to write that I used to have a loop with all 3 tube manufacturers at the same time, and all 3 had the cloudiness - but not the MicroRes. Go figure.

I remember too that my first loop with my Koolance Exos2 did not have any cloudiness.... different liquid? I used the Koolance stuff back then.
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The Koolance stuff's got some kind of Glycol in it, which is a whole different animal than water. But since I don't know what specifically is making the tubing cloudy in the first place, I'm not sure how/if that would make a difference.
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I used to run a DI w/15% glycol mix and never recall cloudy tubing, could be the corrosion resistance of the added glycol. It appears the tin plating, or whatever it is, on my fancy barbs are a little discoloured too, could be some sort of galvanic reaction happening. Next coolant change I think I might try 5% G12 and see what turns up.
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You know, that might just be it. Looking at the ingredients on my bottle of Hyrdx, the stuff's got Glycol in it too. Hmm...

I've honestly never read anything suggesting this before. I know that the thermal characteristics of glycols are noticeably worse than straight water, which is why it isn't normally used in systems that don't drop below freezing/have mized metals in them. Hope I remember to check my tubes when I pull them this summer. Could be interesting.
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