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Industrial Grade Ethylene Glycol for coolant?


MGCJerry

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I'm not sure which of the Glycol family is used in computer water cooling system so I began wondering...

 

Would it be "safe" (chemically, and for pumps) to use a 50 x 50 mixture of pure water (distilled) and ethylene glycol (the bright red stuff, not the green stuff used in cars)?

 

Thoughts?

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I'm not sure which of the Glycol family is used in computer water cooling system so I began wondering...

 

Would it be "safe" (chemically, and for pumps) to use a 50 x 50 mixture of pure water (distilled) and ethylene glycol (the bright red stuff, not the green stuff used in cars)?

 

Thoughts?

 

red NO for its a acid base chemical witch will not be friendly with aluinim

 

Evaluations of the two technologies to compare their respective service lives have found them comparable. In fact, a Ford Motor Company study concluded that organic acid coolants(RED) do not offer any significant advantages for the consumer over current North American coolants(GREEN). In a modern car with a well-maintained cooling system, current North American and OEM factory fill coolant corrosion protection can be extended far beyond previous expectations

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Thanks for the replies KaptCrunch.

 

I figured that would be the case, but since I have access to some of the "red stuff", I wasnt sure if it "compatible" with a computer cooling system. However all my radiators on my intended cooling system are made of copper.

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MGCJerry,

 

Using the EG based coolant will reduce the lubrication needed for the pump.

 

Using a 50/50 mix for the coolant will give you HIGHER temps and less cooling power.

 

There are many threads here that describe the 1/3 propylene glycol with 2/3 distill water mix for the coolant. If you deviate from this balance, your temps and noise will increase.

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