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Author Topic:   Any experience with Water Wetter?
KSR23
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted October 03, 2005 08:00 AM  
Was wondering if anyone had experience with Redline's Water Wetter in coolant system? Open to opinions and thoughts.

AtomicPunk
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted October 03, 2005 08:33 AM  
Works to a certain extent. I use it and see 5-10 degree drop in temp. Don't expect the advertised 30 degree drop. I don't run anti-freeze, so I use the water wetter as a lube.

Koolaid
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted October 03, 2005 08:41 AM  
I've heard that the Royal Purple stuff works as well and is better at corrosion resistance. Have used both in my car and not noticed a temp difference between the two.

KSR23
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted October 03, 2005 08:57 AM  
Thanks!

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted October 03, 2005 06:52 PM  
The Stewart Pump's website has some info on it about "water wetters" According to them the only noticable effect is a lightening of the wallet.

dirt_mopar99
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted October 03, 2005 08:37 PM  
I agree Jojo, Should be called "wallet thinner" I have resigned myself to the fact that 360 Chryslers like and take heat well.

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Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted October 04, 2005 03:21 AM  
We ran it this year and seen maybe a 10 to 15 help over antifreeze but think next year we are going to just try fabrick softner as i have read on hear before.

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted October 04, 2005 04:08 AM  
I read a post about running some dishwasher powder in the system..I have been thinking about trying that. Then it will be distilled water only. I stay pretty cool with an air box in front and a tight shroud, ---406 with reduction pulleys on gas.

Koolaid
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted October 04, 2005 05:27 AM  
Eljojo - if you are agreeing with Stewarts website about water wetter why are you contemplating throwing dishwasher powder into a system? Stewarts big claim is that the water is moving too fast that breaking down surface tension is of no benefit so therefore no matter what surface tensioner reducer you use it won't be of benefit. Not trying to rip on you - just playing devils advocate.

Stewarts reccomends a corrosion inhibitor - if you use the Royal Purple as your corrosion inhibitor then out of the $10 you spend on it just rationalize that $5 goes to corrosion inhibitor and then the other $5 seems cheap for a product that probably won't work as well as advertised, but probably will help a little bit. That's my theory, then again I rationalized getting a race car too..................

wermm
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted October 04, 2005 11:55 AM  
I can tell you that liquid fabric softener does work. After weeks of hitting 240-250 and trying everything including diff. fans, waterpumps, restrictors and reduction pulleys we put in 1 capfull of some cheap stuff from the dollar store and we never got over 210 all through the heat of August here in Iowa. Plus it makes the car smell pretty...lol

sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted October 04, 2005 03:42 PM  
40 below works.its 19.99 but my car went from 220 to 185-195 with that being the only change. so it does work..well 40 below anyway.

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted October 04, 2005 07:18 PM  
I just wanted to clean the system out a little--I drain the water out every couple of races when I remove the radiator to hose the fins out. The water in the system is really brown and guky lookin' and I saw a post where a guy recomended it for cleaning purposes only. I can't argue about the surface tension and the fabric softener because I dunno squat about it...but I will let yall know about the effects of the dishwasher powder and the way it cleans up the cooling system!

James Ott
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted October 04, 2005 08:35 PM  
I used the stuff and like it. less rust in the cooling system, runs cooler, and if it lubes the pump...bonus points

oceanridge motorsports
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted October 05, 2005 03:02 PM  
We used water wetter , was not impressed , with the drop in temp , none , or the rust inhibitor , water was still funky after a couple races . went back to water and a shot of anti-freeze , best thing we did was a new shroud , we also run a 180 degree thermostat (lets not go there , lol)AND reduction pulleys , with a stock a.c. delco w.p. ,and a four blade fan . 195-215 , in the DEEP south in august .

KSR23
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted October 06, 2005 08:46 AM  
I am goign to try fabric softener...prob b/c of the cost. I should also replace my shroud. Thanks for all the replies so far.

Leaf
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted October 06, 2005 06:58 PM  
fix whatever is wrong with your cooling system.


I ran 14-1 406s and a 383 this year and none ever ran above 195 anytime.

1-1 pulleys
adams water pump
18.5 4 blade steel fan very pitched
water from a garden hose
160 mr gasket thermostatperfect fitting alum shroud on back half the fan in

two 6x6 holes in the nose and lots of mud in the radiator

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