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When I was installing my Nautilus I sort of knocked over the coolant bottle (that I had unscrewed the cap off of) by mistake and about 1/3rd of it spilled out before I got to it. I have the system up and running and am getting somewhat decent temps. BUT paranoia is setting in and I figured I might as well get myself more of that green stuff and add to the liquid in circulation.

 

I tried looking for replacement Corsair coolant bottles but they're over $15 each (after S&H :bigeyes: !!). Has Corsair ever "Officially" told us what that green coolant is that they provide us with? I am just wondering because if someone else makes it, and they just put it into smaller bottles to ship with their products, I could probably get that coolant from whoever makes it for much less! But I wouldn't want to go off of a guess or just the chemical composition...I'd like to get the exact thing that Corsair gives you just so I dont have any issues. If it comes down to it, I guess I'll just buy the (expensive) replacement Corsair coolant.

 

Also, is it bad for the system if their is more coolant in it than I would've had originally? See, you're supposed to put the entire bottle in when you first install the system. Since mine was only 2/3rd full when I put it in (due to spillage on my end) that means I have less coolant in there than I am supposed to. So when I add more, what if I end up with a little more coolant in there than I am supposed to? Would that affect anything?

 

Thanks guys!

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1/2 of the bottle contents is all that necessary.

http://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/report.aspx?id=3&sid=7

 

Our kit comes with some green anti-corrosive liquid coolant, more than you need. Take the bottle and pour half of it into the fill port as shown.

 

 

The product info can be found here. http://www.houseofhelp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=247363&postcount=5

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Thanks guys! The info is much appreciated.

 

Boogieman, I am surprised by that link you posted for I am looking at the manual (that came with the kit) right now and it states clearly to pour the entire bottle of coolant into the tank. Perhaps there is a safe ratio of coolant:water that can range to certain percentages...?

 

This makes me think, what is the ratio where the amount of coolant compared to the distilled water, can be a bad thing for the Nautilus-500? I don't mean 100% coolant. But lets say the ratio's were adjusted to 70% coolant 30% water...How would it affect the system and/or temps? Just thinking out loud :)

 

KaptCrunch, that answered my question dead-on! Thanks bud! That way I know I can just buy a big bottle of that coolant to just keep around. So I can add to the mixture (with distilled water) whenever the levels get lower. And I probably won't have to pay half as much! :)

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any propylene glycol will do like High Sierra anti-freeze an Prestone Low Tox white bottle not the yellow.

Can be found in any automotive supply store, only come in 1liter or 4liters bottles you need only 25-33% mixed with distilled water.

 

Thanks ..............

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Thanks guys! The info is much appreciated.

 

This makes me think, what is the ratio where the amount of coolant compared to the distilled water, can be a bad thing for the Nautilus-500? I don't mean 100% coolant. But lets say the ratio's were adjusted to 70% coolant 30% water...How would it affect the system and/or temps? Just thinking out loud :)

 

wrong the 70/30 is for best freeze point, becomes to thick an less heat transfer, puts a load on the pump. best is 30/70 range for water has best transfer of heat an flow speed.

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