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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:57 PM
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Redline "Water Wetter"

I have used this product in the past on my other Toyota trucks with antifreeze also, I have noticed a slight cooling in temps.

But has anybody used it with purified water & Water wetter as recommended by the manufacture in there truck?

Mine has been running a little hot in the afternoon & was thinking of using purified water & Water wetter as a test as per the specs will provide better protection & eliminate air pockets if I read everything correctly on the product label.
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there was a thread on this a while back, I dont think it works.
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I have used this product in the past on my other Toyota trucks with antifreeze also, I have noticed a slight cooling in temps.

But has anybody used it with purified water & Water wetter as recommended by the manufacture in there truck?

Mine has been running a little hot in the afternoon & was thinking of using purified water & Water wetter as a test as per the specs will provide better protection & eliminate air pockets if I read everything correctly on the product label.
I tried it in 50/50 coolant. It does nothing.

However, it has enough lubricity that you can run straight water and not have your pump go out. Water has twice the heat dissipation as antifreeze, so if you use it with only water it will deliver results. So in FL where it never gets below freezing, you should be fine.
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I used it with water in Georgia summer and found very little benefit. Supposedly it is a surfacant that allows the bubbles to form in smaller clusters that maintian a greater surface area of water contacting the metal surfaces to disipate heat but in a practical nature, I found no difference.

It surprises me the number of companies that make a lot of money selling additives that are of little or no value. Redline makes some good products for reducing pinging in diesel engines but water wetter is a pass.
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I have ran this in my Classic since about the middle of the summer, it has been running a hair cooler based on the VDO gauge and its been hotter than a mother here in NC.
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I have ran this in my Classic since about the middle of the summer, it has been running a hair cooler based on the VDO gauge and its been hotter than a mother here in NC.
You are correct, I found very little improvement,...went back to 50/50 antifreeze...
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You have to use it with straight water or you are wasting your money.
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You have to use it with straight water or you are wasting your money.
X2 thats how Im running it
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Keep it for track and off-road only it's worthless on the street
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Keep it for track and off-road only it's worthless on the street

elaborate please
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