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Anyone use this .... Redline water wetter coolant additive?? Good/Bad?????:cool:
 

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When I used to race folks used it. I believe it make the water cling better to the engine materials, giving better heat transfer. I never tried it myself.
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I've tried it as a "might-as-well". Didn't really notice much of a difference. If you look at the data they publish it doesn't really do much for temps with a 50-50 coolant mix: I'd assume most coolants already include surfactants to improve wetting. It's really designed for race cars running pure water, I think.

Note that it can react with some coolants to form a black goo that can make you think you blew a head gasket. Ask me how I know this.

 

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Tom:
you can do the same with a drop dish washing liquid (lots of surfactants in there) in water. But cannot recommend it for anti-freeze systems.
 

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I might consider it if I had an overheating problem, but once my engine is up on temp, the gauge needle stays at high noon 175F regardless of ambient temperature or how hard I drive. Aren't all of our GTVs like that?
 

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I was thinking more of lubricant and anti corrosion
 

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Water pumps don't need lubrication, and one of the points of coolant is its anticorrosion properties. So, no, you wouldn't need water wetter for either of those purposes in a street car.

Straight water can create a corrosive environment and water wetter claims it can help prevent corrosion there, but you should only be running straight water if you're racing.
 

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Thanks for the feedback
 
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