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    Anyone used Waterwetter?

    Did it work? Did it blend ok with existing coolant?

    I'm gonna be draining down to fit my 160 stat, so perfect timing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tornado34 View Post
    Anyone used Waterwetter?

    Did it work? Did it blend ok with existing coolant?

    I'm gonna be draining down to fit my 160 stat, so perfect timing.
    I had great results with it and distilled water in the past vs with it and coolant. Curious to see how it would do in the marine environment.

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    I also had good results in my air to water supercharger in my Lightning.

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    If you run straight water in a cooling system its great. Does nothing when mixed with anti-freeze

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    Quote Originally Posted by tornado34 View Post
    Anyone used Waterwetter?
    I've used that stuff for decades (on race car) and when I did my 160-stat, I added it to the mix. What I did was drain all anti-freeze (ride plate) and went 6oz to 8oz WW and the rest is distilled water. Straight water cools better than any antifreeze.

    If you must use antifreeze, move to Florida FTW!

    Quote Originally Posted by bluestram View Post
    Does nothing when mixed with anti-freeze
    This isn't true.

    From Red Line testing:
    228F - 50% Glycol + 50% water
    220F - 50/50 + water wetter
    220F - water only
    202F - water + water wetter

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    So, best solution. Waterwetter & distilled water all summer, switch to antifeeeze just for winter storage. Sounds good. What about corrosion protection? I thought antifreeze stopped system corrosion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tornado34 View Post
    Anyone used Waterwetter?

    Did it work? Did it blend ok with existing coolant?

    I'm gonna be draining down to fit my 160 stat, so perfect timing.
    What problem are you wanting to solve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tornado34 View Post
    What about corrosion protection? I thought antifreeze stopped system corrosion?
    WW will help to reduce rust, corrosion and electrolysis. Lubricates also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanfish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tornado34 View Post
    Anyone used Waterwetter?
    I've used that stuff for decades (on race car) and when I did my 160-stat, I added it to the mix. What I did was drain all anti-freeze (ride plate) and went 6oz to 8oz WW and the rest is distilled water. Straight water cools better than any antifreeze.

    If you must use antifreeze, move to Florida FTW!

    Quote Originally Posted by bluestram View Post
    Does nothing when mixed with anti-freeze
    This isn't true.

    From Red Line testing:
    228F - 50% Glycol + 50% water
    220F - 50/50 + water wetter
    220F - water only
    202F - water + water wetter
    Okay, it doesn't cool any better when mixed with antifreeze. Anyone who races knows you mix this stuff with water

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestram View Post
    Okay, it doesn't cool any better when mixed with antifreeze. Anyone who races knows you mix this stuff with water
    While I agree it isn't as effective with antifreeze, it does help a little. But water is much better.

    BTW: The biggest reason why everyone that races uses water is, tracks have a "no antifreeze" policy with race cars because its very slippery stuff to get on a track and hard to clean up if a line breaks. Old school racers will even drain water in pits between rounds to help it cool faster.

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