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Old 21-12-2009, 01:36 PM
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Water wetter ?

Anyone used this product ? Suppose to lower engine water temps. Apparently you can run with just water or a 50% glycol mix. Sounds to good to be true
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Old 21-12-2009, 01:43 PM
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i bought some powdered water once , but i couldnt work out what to mix with it?????
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Old 21-12-2009, 02:45 PM
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Never used the water wetter so can't comment I know some blokes that use it for other things though
You could try some of this 5hit http://www.vpw.com.au/product.asp?Ca...&ProdID=126356 it does seem to work, and empties your pocket pretty quick to
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Old 21-12-2009, 02:48 PM
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I use it and to be quite honest cant really tell the difference.. I use it with a
coolant mix though. One of me mates also uses it but with just water and he
reckons he cant tell the diff either.. hes dumpin it and goin back to Coolant.
On the other hand some people swear by it if they have an overheating
problem just cruising.. we only have a problem when beatin on the car.. so i dunno? c'mon Steve chime in..
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Old 21-12-2009, 03:14 PM
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From reading the info on can't see what it will do except and a inhibitor. Best thing I have found is to run a good quality glycol based coolantand a clean radiator. use to have a HQ that I drove from Qld to WA years ago ran hard and temp never got above half way on gauge, had to take the inlet manifold off due to oil leak and topped cooling system up with water as thats all I had motor ran just over half on gauge after that so proved to me good coolant worth its money. Also need to run correct coolant with anything with alloy heads or can cause all sorts of drama's
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Old 21-12-2009, 03:43 PM
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need to run correct coolant with anything with alloy heads or can cause all sorts of drama's
You need to run some kind of anti corosion with alloy heads or an alloy radiator.
Coolant or antifreeze (ethyl glycol) lowers the freezing point and raises the boiling point of water and has good anti corosion properties.
Water wetter: Some guys swear by the stuff, others say it causes problems (jury is still out IMHO)
100% water is still the best form of coolant, but has no corosion inhibitors.
I use 50/50 water with good quality coolant, it's less of an issue with cast iron and copper
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Old 21-12-2009, 04:05 PM
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100% water is still the best form of coolant, but has no corosion inhibitors.
I use 50/50 water with good quality coolant, it's less of an issue with cast iron and copper
100% water being best is correct, but glycol is a must as an anti-corrosive.

My thoughts on water wetter is that your cooling system's capacity must be marginal or in poor condition for water wetter to make the improvement you need.
A decent cooling system in good condition should cool anything that us guys have.
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I use it and to be quite honest cant really tell the difference.. I use it with a
coolant mix though. One of me mates also uses it but with just water and he
reckons he cant tell the diff either.. hes dumpin it and goin back to Coolant.
On the other hand some people swear by it if they have an overheating
problem just cruising.. we only have a problem when beatin on the car.. so i dunno? c'mon Steve chime in..
Have to agree with Jamie, tried it in both my cars and could'nt notice any difference. Did a bit of an experiment with it in the '57 a few years ago at Motorvation. Did the supercruise on the saturday without it and then did the supercruise on the sunday with it and did'nt notice any change on the temp gauge, both days the temp was in the mid 30's. Also tried it in the Camaro for one of the burnout comps with the same result, did'nt notice any difference on the temp gauge, it still reached 240deg by the time i drove out the snake pit.
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