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Old 09-10-2003, 05:23 PM   #1
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Old 09-11-2003, 08:32 AM   #2
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My dad has a fairly well modified 1970 El Camino. It runs hot in traffic. He's running straight water and Water Wetter right now (will be replaced with antifreeze in the winter as Water Wetter doesn't lower the freezing point) and the car has yet to pass 220 degrees F... running a 50/50 mix would send it well above that, forcing him to shut the car down.

The stuff works... how well it works with an antifreeze mix is another question. Without a mechanical temp gauge, I don't think you'll see any difference... I didn't. I did dump a half bottle in the Subaru with no preceviable change in the gauge readings. I don't think the I/P temp gauge is sensitive enough to register a change even if there was one.

I believe Redline has a great product line and I do know the Water Wetter works great in a straight water mix. Redline says it makes a difference with antifreeze, though not as large as with straight water. I guess you can take that with a grain of salt.
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Old 09-11-2003, 02:14 PM   #3
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The point of water wetter is not to reduce overall temperature. With a cooling system that works properly the water wetter should show no difference in temperature no matter what gauge you use.

The water wetter is to stabilize temperature, to make the water more conductive to heat. Meaning hot spots that currently exist in your car will cool faster.

My feeling is that you should try to run the least amount of antifreeze in order to prevent corrosion. Anti freeze holds less heat than plain water and expands 1.2 times as much.

I run about 15-20% coolant, a bottle of water wetter and distilled water.
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Old 09-11-2003, 02:18 PM   #4
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water wetter is THE STUFF...

i use it in the rally car... it's the best and it works...!!

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Old 09-11-2003, 03:18 PM   #5
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I used it in a '89 Mustang, 20% anti-freeze - worked great, didn't make things cooler - but it kept the temps down.
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Old 09-11-2003, 03:45 PM   #6
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Old 09-13-2003, 08:32 PM   #7
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I put it in my 02 WRX which I drive 99% at the track. I could swear that after I put it in my temp gauge ran a bit cooler then normal.
I'm happy with it.

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Old 09-14-2003, 01:34 PM   #8
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Love It - I run ~20-25% coolant, WW, and distilled H20.
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