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Old 03-03-2013, 05:26 AM   #1
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Question Wetter water?

Does anyone have experience with this product? Supposed to lower temp. Is it compatible with P-car antifreeze? Thanks in advance,

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Old 03-03-2013, 05:30 AM   #2
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It's very-very hard to beat our OEM Porsche coolant.

The only guys that I know who run Red Line water wetter are those track rats, who may or may not be allowed to run coolant (due to spills or leaks on the track). Coolant is very slick on a race track.

Allen, so in other words you either run OEM coolant or straight water with water wetter. You DON'T run OEM coolant with the addition of water wetter. Does this make sense?
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:57 AM   #3
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I run Pentofrost GU12. Rated for Porsche, Ferrari, Lambo, and so on.

It's red. Temp is perfect, runs great. Only for use in sealed, pressurized systems where the resivouir is sealed and a pressurized part of the cooling system.

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It's very-very hard to beat our OEM Porsche coolant.

The only guys that I know who run Red Line water wetter are those track rats, who may or may not be allowed to run coolant (due to spills or leaks on the track). Coolant is very slick on a race track.

Allen, so in other words you either run OEM coolant or straight water with water wetter. You DON'T run OEM coolant with the addition of water wetter. Does this make sense?
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:47 AM   #5
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If you're looking to help lower engine temperature, I am selling LN Engineering 180 degree T-Stats if you're interested. Let me know, I have 3 ready to ship out. Perfect time to replace it is you are going to flush cooling system, and yes I also recommend using O.E. coolant. Pentofrost is a good alternative and less expensive.
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The only guys that I know who run Red Line water wetter are those track rats, who may or may not be allowed to run coolant (due to spills or leaks on the track). Coolant is very slick on a race track.

You DON'T run OEM coolant with the addition of water wetter.
@Flavor 987S is right on!

We have had experience with Redline Water Wetter in Sport Bikes. Yes, this product is used heavily on the track. It DOES WORK at reducing coolant temps (so you can run higher RPMs) and stay cooler. It works VERY WELL. However, you DO have to change it out frequently.

We observed that IF YOU DID NOT change it often enough (like every 3 races) it would develop some rust in the cooling system. So, we would run it at the track. Put good ol' Prestone in there during the week and change it to Water Wetter on racing weekends.

NOT recommended to run BOTH at the same time! The stuff DOES work well! First time I used it I thought the gauge was lying to me. Not recommended for everyday use…unless you like to "burp" a lot! My $.02.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:28 PM   #7
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Modern antifreeze/coolant is a trade off between cooling efficiency and raising/lowering the boiling/freezing point of the coolant. The upside is the ability to tolerate a wider range of temperature extremes; the downside is that modern coolants do not transfer heat as well as plain water. Yes, I was surprised by this fact as much as you are! Thus, modern engines have increased coolant flow as a requirement to make up for the heat transfer reduction from the use of a modern coolant.

Water wetter is an additive that adds some of the additive package (anti-corrosion, etc) of modern coolant into plain water so you can use plain (distilled) water as your "coolant". Obviously, you don't want to use this approach if the temps where you live ever get around freezing.

While water wetter makes race track clean up easier, most racers use it simply because of the improved heat transfer (and resulting lower water temps) of plain water.





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Old 03-04-2013, 02:09 AM   #8
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Ditto on home boy's reply. WW works, but only mix it with water. And you'll need more than a 12 oz. bottle... The mix should be 50/50.
If the car's running hot, there are better ways to cool it down.
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