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Rook78
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posted September 09, 2004 03:37 PM  
Had a little mishap last week, track was so rough it broke my radiator mount and cost me a top five and a radiator. I borrowed one from my brother to get thru the night, and he suggested I add Justic Bros. radiator cool to the coolant. I normally run around 210-220 during a race, it barely ran 200 after adding this.

I know running cooler is better, but are there downsides to additives?

mod70
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posted September 09, 2004 04:09 PM           send a private message to Rook78   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
The only thing that I can think of is corrosive chemicals, but most of the additives are not supposed to do that. Cooler is better. Typically I run from 160 to 180.

(Oh yeah, alky.)

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m33mcg
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Total posts: 96
posted September 09, 2004 06:16 PM  
I have run water wetter in our kart engine, I tear them down after every weekend. I have seen no problems in the cooling system from using it. Have been using it for 2 years now and in 3 karts.

fastdad12
Dirt Full Roller

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posted September 14, 2004 05:03 PM  
Methanol is naturally cold, and it looses its flamability when mixed with water.

Dman
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posted September 15, 2004 07:47 AM  
Good one fastdad! I needed a laugh this AM.

dirtywrench13
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posted September 15, 2004 12:14 PM  
PRESTONE AND WATER, 180 TO 200 EVERY NIGHT.

dirtbuster
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posted September 15, 2004 12:34 PM  
we use royal purple, purple ice and i dont know whether it really makes a difference or not but it will help lube and protect your cooling system.

fastdad12
Dirt Full Roller

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posted September 16, 2004 06:10 PM  
Its true DMAN if you check out the label on windshield washer fluid (the blue stuff) you will find that it is blue colored water & methanol. Check it out. If you check out how to extinguish a methanol fire, you will find out that it is the only flammable liquid that is extinguished with water.
If I am lyin I'm dyin, (I'm dyin anyway)
But check it out, I saw an oldtimer use this trick. seemed to work well.

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