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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted March 07, 2003 06:09 AM
I thought it was fabric softener that was used as a "water wetter" to break the surface tension....

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted March 07, 2003 03:44 PM
You can use a water soluable oil. It works just fine and acts as a surfactent. Not sure on the spelling.

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted March 18, 2003 07:07 PM
Redline, makes " water Wetter " sells for about $8.00 a bottle works well. Better than overheating.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted March 18, 2003 08:35 PM
I have used Redline...On the WAR board someone suggested a small amount of fabric softner would provide the same result...The $8 might be better spent towards some synthetic motor oil...???

[This message has been edited by racinrich1 (edited March 19, 2003).]

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 173
posted March 20, 2003 01:28 PM
Has anyone used the Royal Purple version of water wetter?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted March 20, 2003 04:59 PM
yeah, i've tried the water wetter and the royal purple version. i didn't notice any difference......neither one helped keep the engine cooler. a waste of money. i use a 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 417
posted March 21, 2003 03:38 PM UIN: 13209501
why do you run antifreeze?


Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted March 21, 2003 04:58 PM
a 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water has a higher boiling point than water alone. anti-freeze also makes water "cling" to metal, increasing the coolant's heat absorption rate and it lubricates the water pump bearings.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted April 03, 2003 03:38 AM
Get a Tranny Cooler.My Engine Temp was around 160 to 165 when i'd let it set and idol and come up to temp.I put a tranny cooler in and my engine temp now is 140 to 145, thats alot of differance.Perma Cool has the best tranny cooler i'v seen,but that may be partial,cause their one of my sponsors.But it does work.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted April 05, 2003 12:42 AM
Pure water dissipates heat far better than a 50 50 mix, also if you run a higher pressure cap, it will also raise the boiling temp, far above what your motor will run, what kind of water pump do you have that needs lubrication, the only reason to run any antifreeze is to stop corrosion, which coats the motor and inhibits heat transfer.

The Rascal
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted April 14, 2003 06:14 PM
Don't forget about nucleate boiling creating hot spots which can lead to detonation, lost power, and possible engine failure...if we can get a vote for which, fabric softener or dishwashing liquid sound like just the ticket for "No antifreeze-No additive" rules....Rascal

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