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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 11, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Water Wetter by Redline...

I ran my Camaro on a hot day this week and it seemed to get hotter than usual...I know I need a shroud a new fan and a fan clutch , but was wondering if anyone has experience with water wetter??
My high temp was 210...would it have any effect for my vehicle? Does it really drop temps up to 30*?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 11, 03:46 PM
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Re: Water wetter by redline...

Its funny, you're gonna get different answers here.

Me personally:
Yes, I've used it --in my sportbike, didn't do anything except lighten my wallet.

Others will chime in and swear by it.

...and 210 degrees is not hot, BTW. You have a good rad. cap? A good fan shroud? Belt tight? Know that you t/stat works? Carb mixture and ign. timing somewhere in the ballpark at least? Should be just fine, assuming theres no blockages in the radiator.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 11, 04:23 PM
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Re: Water wetter by redline...

It's snake oil IMHO - and I think anyone who understands heat transfer would agree.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 11, 04:51 PM
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Good anti-freeze has all the "wetter" you'll ever need...

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Re: Water wetter by redline...

i gotta tell you..I used it in a 67 Mustang I had when I was stationed in Ft Worth, TX about 10 years ago. The difference in the temp gauge was very noticeable! I wouldnt hesitate to use it again.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 11, 05:56 PM
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Re: Water wetter by redline...

Antifreeze is not an efficient cooler, it is to prevent freezing. I use Hyper-lube Super Coolant and distilled water, no antifreeze. The Super Coolant provides the lubrication you need for the water pump. I have run this stuff for a long time and there is never any rust/corrosion present in any engine that I have taken apart after running it.

You can buy it at your local Kragen, Schucks, or whatever. they claim 20* temp drop. If they are comparing it to antifreeze/water mix, I believe it.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 11, 06:27 PM
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Re: Water wetter by redline...

I have used it…in both my big blocks and my yz 250. As for antifreeze the less the better…as long as you another form of corrosion protection. As far as me noticing anything, i have aprox 10 degrees according to my gauges, they are autometer liquid filled gauges. On my dirt bike, no gauge of course but on the same course the same day etc it would overheat and push out coolant, add the water wetter and it stopped.
This is all i know, i know that some of it can explained away but hey, its 10 bucks a bottle and if i see something that seems to work, why not...
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Re: Water wetter by redline...

It's main function is to eliminate surface tension in the water so that it will get into all the little nooks and crannies to do its job of pulling heat away better. The more metal the coolant can touch the more heat it can pull out so it works better the rougher the castings.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 11, 09:36 PM
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Re: Water wetter by redline...

Quote:
Me personally:
Yes, I've used it --in my sportbike, didn't do anything except lighten my wallet.
There is a man who is brave enought to admit he has been sucked in by marketting propaganda....10 out of 10 in my books

IF one uses wetter to 'solve' a heating issue, it is because the system is broken in the 1st place....So should one fix or patch???
Should one put a shroud on and/or unblocks the cores OR throw some wetter in and cross your fingers.
Patch generally hides , or even causes further issue down the line....like works sortta ok, then u go on a raod trip...get a bit of allitude ....and the radiator boils in the middle of no mans land....
Sry I have no sympathy for ppl who do that....espec when they have been warned.

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It's main function is to eliminate surface tension in the water so that it will get into all the little nooks and crannies
That is called a sufactant......some non foaming detergent will do the same thing.

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