What are typical radiator temperature tolerances?

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  1. Reaper

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    Looking at a Thermaltake Pacific RL140, what should it be able to handle? Thinking of a project where it's the right sized radiator to add to a vehicle loop that sees a typical ~90c operating range. Going for a sub loop off the main one. Thanks.
     
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    Most brand-name PC-grade watercooling gear is rated to 60C.

    That probably applies to plate, tubing, Acetal and Delrin more than anything, but no guarantees at 90C :thumbup:
     
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    Ok, thanks for that. I'll have to look at something else then. It's just that cooler was a perfect size.
     
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    Newer automotive gear is mostly alloy - eBay has heaps of cheap Aluminium radiators for peanuts - won't hurt the wallet as much if it doesn't stand up to the punishment :thumbup:
     
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    Just watch out for mixed metals in the loop.........would need to use a corrosion inhibitor or the aluminium will turn to goop
     
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