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Old 07-28-2002, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Red-Line water wetter....

Temp use to be right in the middle of the gauge now it sits just above the first line...must be doing something But really I`ve used this stuff in all my vehicles/motorcycles cant hurt,just make sure you follow the directions oz per gallons.

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Old 08-23-2002, 10:23 PM   #2
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Old 08-23-2002, 11:15 PM   #3
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Default what about the thermostat?

Doesn't the thermostat still work @ the same temp?

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Old 08-24-2002, 12:19 AM   #4
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Default Coolant temps

Thermostat will still open at 195 (or whatever) but AFTER it opens the Water Wetter will lower the peak temperature the coolant will reach. Anyone feel differently about this?
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Old 08-30-2002, 05:39 PM   #5
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The "wetted" coolant absorbs heat more quickly. The coolant can take heat at a faster rate and send more heat out (at the radiator) than without the stuff - so they say.

The thermostat will work as always but the liquid will be more responsive and more absorbant to and of heat input from the engine.

You guys in hot climates should try Zerex. I wrote a note about it a while back in a thread. It allows the use of 90% water in your system while keeping the engine from corroding. It gives 25% better heat transfer as a result. FYI a lot of race teams use pure water since pure H20 has the best heat transfer capability. The only draw back is that you'll blow your motor if the temps are below freezing.


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Old 09-04-2002, 11:01 AM   #6
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Just a note for those confused:

"Wetter" has nothing to do with watering down your coolant.

The "Wetting Angle" is the angle at which a bead of liquid meets the surface it's touching. A High wetting angle means the liquid has more surface area in contact with the solid. A low wetting angle means the water has very little surface area in contact with the solid.

For instance, most automotive waxes make the water bead up. This is an example of decreasing the wetting angle. Now, we really want coolant to remain in contact (at a microscopic level) with the solid as much as possible to make more contact, and thus transfer more heat. The Redline Water Wetter increases the wetting angle of the coolant and thus allows an increase in surface area contact (again, at a microscopic level).

In theory, this stuff would allow a faster heat transfer from the engine to the coolant and from the coolant to the radiator, thereby getting rid of heat at a higher rate.
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Old 09-22-2002, 11:55 PM   #7
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this product was just recommended to me late last night from another WRX owner and so i went to pep boys and picked it up for around $7...i was kinda confused on how to use it though..i know it goes in the radiator but where can i find how much i should put in? i haven't checked but i guess i'll look through my manual to see how much of the water wetter i need....do i pour the whole thing in there or what? my car is a MY02 WRX. thanks for the input

btw i was gonna make a new post but i decided to use search first.. good thing or people would definitely have pointed that out.. x_X
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Old 09-23-2002, 12:46 AM   #8
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Default Using Water Wetter.

You might want to use a "gravy baster" to suck out the equivalent to the capacity of the bottle of Water Wetter so you don't overfill. Use the whole bottle. You can either suck/add to the overflow tank or directly into the radiator.
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does it matter whether or not i suck it out if it's the overflow bottle? would i just be able to add it all into the overflow bottle without taking any out? and also is it as effective by putting it into the overflow bottle instead of putting it direclty into the radiator? like does the overflow bottle always circulate the liquid in there and the liquid in the radiator constantly??
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Default Water Wetter.

I just dumped the whole bottle into the overflow tank and it didn't overfill it that much above the "hot" mark. Eventually it circulated and mixed in by itself.
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Old 09-23-2002, 04:44 PM   #11
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hm..just curious but how often do you need to put in a new bottle of water wetter? i heard it was every 30k miles, but the directions don't say nething about it..
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Old 09-23-2002, 06:29 PM   #12
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Default Frequency Water Wetter

I'm not gonna worry about it since I'll have the coolant flushed and replaced at 50-60K and then I'll throw in another bottle.
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This stuff is truly amazing.

I used to see oil temps in the high 135 degres Celcius on long fast drives in my previous supercharged Jetta. It used oil to cool the supercharger and could not keep up at speed over 100 mph.

One suggested I try Water Wetter in my coolant. After it was mixed to the coolant system, the oil temp never rised above 100 degres Celcius.

BTW, I used it with a 15% coolant mixture.

Great product.
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This stuff is truly amazing.

I used to see oil temps in the high 135 degres Celcius on long fast drives in my previous supercharged Jetta. It used oil to cool the supercharger and could not keep up at speed over 100 mph.

One suggested I try Water Wetter in my coolant. After it was mixed to the coolant system, the oil temp never rised above 100 degres Celcius.

BTW, I used it with a 15% coolant mixture.

Great product.
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i just poured in most of a bottle the other day and i didn't really see a big decrease in the temp gauge... it's still sitting just above the lower-mid line...
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This stuff works great I just dump the whole bottle in and I have to ewvery car I have owned. It works better with big engined cars that over heat alot (Mustangs). You will not see a diferance in engen temp from the gauge in the car. Cuz the thermostate will still open at same temp. I notices the engine bay is cooler. befor I couldn't even think about touching intake runners at operating temp now I can touch then for a qick second or two. It dosent make as big of a diferance with our small motors but in big V8 cars it awsome.
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