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puma1824

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Finally have everything to watercool now I need to know what should I use to for coolant. What ratio to water to and/or coolant and/or water-wetter should I use to prevent corrosion and for the best cooling? Anyone know any links to articles on just this?

Thanks,
Ron
 

Fink

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I use a 1oz/quart waterwetter to deionized water ratio if both the waterblock and raidator are manufactured from the same metal. In a mixed metal system, 1oz/quart waterwetter:10-20% antifreeze:deionized water should see you through the year. Change the water every year and you will be fine
 
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puma1824

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Deionized water the same as distilled?


Fink (Jan 26, 2001 01:46 a.m.):
I use a 1oz/quart waterwetter to deionized water ratio if both the waterblock and raidator are manufactured from the same metal. In a mixed metal system, 1oz/quart waterwetter:10-20% antifreeze:deionized water should see you through the year. Change the water every year and you will be fine
 

Big Lar

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You can get Water Wetter at most good Auto supply stores/ or a speed shop
 

Big Lar

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You can get Water Wetter at most good Auto supply stores/ or a speed shop
 

Fink

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Sorry about not following up, byt the dissertation is taking all my time. YEs, deionized is different than distilled water. But distilled will be far better than tap water if you cannot get deionized. you should be able to get DI water at the drugstore in near the eyecare products and it should be really cheap.
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Murphy

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Nice 'n blue

I use 'ready to go' car coolant, saw it in a do-it-yourself store, 5L for 6.5$. It's blue and looks cool performace good. Based on glycol and some surface-tension decreasing add.
 
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puma1824

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I have a cheap solution for a replacement to water wetter. My friend is an owner of a car shop which supplies water wetter. He had told me and also confirmed by the RedLine rep that Water Wetter is only SOAP WATER! I just don't know the the water to soap ratio.
-Ron
 

Murphy

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Water Wetter

puma1824 (Feb 05, 2001 03:04 p.m.):
last updated at Feb 05, 2001 03:03 p.m. (1 times)
I have a cheap solution for a replacement to water wetter. My friend is an owner of a car shop which supplies water wetter. He had told me and also confirmed by the RedLine rep that Water Wetter is only SOAP WATER! I just don't know the the water to soap ratio.
-Ron

Well, I think it's some kind of advanced soap, but though. What deterent does is decrease surface tension of water so fats and other stuff dissolve more easily, also by forming micelles etc. 2 or 3 drops of the dishes-detergent will do!! If you add more, you only will have foam forming etc. I think that's one of the major things that has been enhanced on the water wetter. Maybe Fink has some idea's on this one?
 

Fink

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you know, I don't know the answer to this one. you are right about the micellular strucutre and function of soap and detergent, but as to the mechanics of surface tension and additives effect on it, I will have to do some searching to see if I can find an answer.

The problems with detergents is that they would be incompatable with the additives in antifreeze, sequestering them from the aqueous solution and eliminating thier benificial properties. Although some kind of surficant or phase transfer agent such as tetraocyl ammonium chloride (or hydroxide) might work.

someone remind me in a day or two if I ahve not got back to you about this... Interesting...