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Old 09-27-2000, 02:11 PM   #1
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Question RedLine Water Wetter??

Anyone use this...does it really do anything??
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Old 09-27-2000, 02:51 PM   #2
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I used it in the Primera after it got wrecked but as far as a difference goes I couldn't notice anything. Then again a butt dyno isn't that accurate and since the car was sold I will never know if it effected the long term condition of the radiator or engine. Redline sells some tested and high quality products so its probably worth the money.
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Old 09-27-2000, 02:55 PM   #3
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I used it in my FZR1000, and it seemed to help keep the temp a little cooler. Not a power gain issue, more of a keeping things from getting too hot, issue.

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Old 09-27-2000, 04:06 PM   #4
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yep run it in my moto-x bike was having cooling problems when riding the dunes. this stuff really works to help cooling what it dose is reduce the surface tension of the coolant this makes it transfer heat more efficiently. Dan

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Old 09-27-2000, 04:19 PM   #5
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We used it in our race bikes. Glycol is a big no-no on the race track. It doesn't evaporate quickly and is very, very slick. If you leak it, bad things happen to those that have to run through it. The Water Wetter was allowed (not glycol based) and helped lower the bike's water temp. Its a good product, but I don't know if its necessary for everyday street driving.

If your stuck in Texas though, every little bit may help.
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Old 09-27-2000, 05:09 PM   #6
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Hello,

It works pretty good for track days in cars, too I'm gonna use some at t-hill tomorrow. Should be interesting, with 2 drivers, the car will see six (6) solid hours of track time...

Joel - testing out the limits of water wetter!
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Old 09-27-2000, 05:35 PM   #7
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Its the wettest of wet water. Plus... it cools better too.
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Old 09-27-2000, 06:14 PM   #8
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Use it in all my cars and the bikes. It's probally one of the best products i've used. I mean it lowered the temp on my tl1000r which idles @ 190 degrees. Let me tell you that few degrees difference makes my jewls very happy =0)
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Old 09-27-2000, 09:09 PM   #9
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We do a lot of off-roading up in the stix. Take a large V8 and shoehorn it into a Jeep and you're bound to get some heat issues. Helped drop the temp down about 15-20 degrees F from what it was running at.

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Old 09-27-2000, 09:50 PM   #10
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Does one have to flush out the old stuff before putting in the Water wetter? Or can I just put it in with the existing coolant? Also, I'm thinking of going with the stuff that Royal Purple has since I'm already running royal purple oil. Anyone have experiences with that?
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Old 09-28-2000, 03:17 AM   #11
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Water wetter can be added to your existing coolant.

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Old 09-28-2000, 03:28 PM   #12
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Some ClubSi members have noted gummy brown deposits in the coolant reserve tank when the engine is cool. This doesn't affect cooling, but.. who wants things floating in their water?? This may have something to do wiht the factory honda coolant though.

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Old 09-28-2000, 04:26 PM   #13
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Water wetter will turn your coolant brown, I've never seem any gummy deposits though.
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Old 09-28-2000, 05:49 PM   #14
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dont think i have ever seen it turn the coolant brown before i wonder if its a bad reaction to a spacific kinda antifreeze or something?
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Old 09-29-2000, 05:08 PM   #15
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I added a bottle to the cooling system on my ancient ('83!) Starion Turbo which tends to run hot.

It doesn't run hot any more.

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Old 09-29-2000, 05:20 PM   #16
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I think it's because bluish green coolant + pinkish purple water wetter = brown.

That's what I found. The car did run noticeably cooler, which is not always a good thing (though it is when you have a turbo).
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