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    One of the things I learned long ago is that cleaning and disinfecting the machine thoroughly is critical to the life of new coolant. I run a strong bactericidal cleaner through all the plumbing, as well as wash the inside of the machine and the sump with it. Then of course I rinse it out thoroughly before filling with the new coolant. It's a lot of extra trouble, but if I don't do it, the new coolant goes stinky prematurely.

    I recently switched from Hocut 795B, which I had been using for more than a decade, to Trim Microsol 690XT. So far, I'm loving the Trim, it's an amazing coolant that does everything well. But I've only been using it about 4 months, so the jury is still out on it's life. Other guys report years out the stuff, but everyone's environment is different, so you know how that goes. Still, I'm hopeful. If I can get a year or more out of it, I'll be happy.

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    I have successfully run "fish pumps" with CimCool 520Z for years with few problems save for one: I recommend avoiding "stones" used in fish tanks. I went that way and they dissolved over time, no doubt adding some sand to the tank. Took a chunk of scrap aluminum, drilled a few holes, it has lasted for years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repairguy923 View Post
    We used Blaser for awhile and had the same issue. We tried using pumps, skimmers, and even the zebra deodorizing tablets. Finally one of our operators started having some skin irritation from the coolant so we started running trials on new coolant.

    We ended up going with Castrol Hysol MB50. It's semi-synthetic and really is a great coolant, and the best part no odor. We also saved alot of money switching to castrol. We've been running it for close to 1.5 years in one of our sumps with out any issue. You just have to stay on top of the tramp oil.

    If you can't get rid of the stench I'd shop around for a different coolant. Most coolant companies will provide the first 55 gal drum on the house for trying their product. Some may even drain, clean and recharge the system. We ran our trial for nearly 6 months before switching.
    What company is willing to give you a 55gal drum? Maybe a couple 5 gal buckets...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AARONT View Post
    What company is willing to give you a 55gal drum? Maybe a couple 5 gal buckets...
    We ran a trial on Castrol Hysol MB 50 vs Trim Microsol 690XT. Not only were both drums provided at no cost, they came out and steam cleaned our coolant tanks. We provided a cost analyses and guaranteed to swap all machines over after the trial. We have close to 40 machines and some of our sumps are 2000 gallons. The sales guys wanted the business.

    We ran this trial for around 6 months. Both great products, both semi-synthetics, ended up with Hysol because it cost less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repairguy923 View Post
    We ran a trial on Castrol Hysol MB 50 vs Trim Microsol 690XT. Not only were both drums provided at no cost, they came out and steam cleaned our coolant tanks. We provided a cost analyses and guaranteed to swap all machines over after the trial. We have close to 40 machines and some of our sumps are 2000 gallons. The sales guys wanted the business.

    We ran this trial for around 6 months. Both great products, both semi-synthetics, ended up with Hysol because it cost less.
    I think this is a reality if you are huge shop such as yourself. If you have a small operation with a couple of machines they definitely will not give you any samples.

    Hell, I had a qualichem guy come by after the main office said they could give me a sample 5 bucket pail to run and the rep wouldn't do it since I only had 1 VMC.

    Now that I got my HMC with a 200 gallon tank and need some coolant, i know who i am not calling.

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    with the size of your operation I am surpirsed you don't have a coalescer. Run the tank through every couple of days on each machine. Get some wheels under that drum and move it every other night and let it run. aeration is the most bang for your buck but in my experience an oversize bandaid that lets the rot fester underneath. Coalesce your coolant and it protects your ways chipguards and other metal, let it acidify under the blooms in the tank and you will really be losing dough.


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