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Tim Weiss
Member
posted April 12, 2003 09:00 PM
I have been told that if you put dish washing liquid in your antifreeze it will do the same thing as water wetter. Is this true and if so how much do we put in it?


66jj
Member
posted April 12, 2003 10:05 PM
if you mean it will do nothing your right put 6 drops.

wetter has been tested and every independent tester says it might help seals, but doesnt help cooling.

distilled water will drop your temp a little.

jeff

Scoot
Member
posted April 12, 2003 11:09 PM
Why will distilled water drop temp?

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SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted April 13, 2003 12:01 AM
66jj is right. Right about distilled water. PURE Distilled water has NO impurities and is thus able to transfer heat better.

The use of 50/50 antifreeze and water raises the boiling point but is less effective in transferring heat.

Most good, not generic, racing water pumps have seals that work without a lubricant. SLEEPY

dirtrace54
Member
posted April 13, 2003 12:28 AM
I run straight tap water, tried distilled and noticed a lil on the gauge. I run a stock pump and put a bottle of water pump lubricant. Running a high pressure cap keeps the water in. A 21 lb cap wont push water till about 245-250. Its still not good to get that hot....lol. Carquest sells a 21 lb cap cheap (I think for about 4 or 5 bucks). Its a stock cap and fits most radiators. I ran one. I'll see if I can find the part number.


dirtrace54
Member
posted April 13, 2003 12:29 AM
Oh, and yea I agree, water wetter, purple ice and that other crap dont make a difference temp wise.


racer17j
Member
posted April 13, 2003 01:29 AM
we have always just run city water with a little bit of tranny fluid to lube the pump but other than that no adatives and like sleepy said anti freeze raise the boil point and it also hold that water at that higher heat


racinrich1
Member
posted April 13, 2003 06:23 AM
YIKES....Don't run transfluid in cooling system....It will soften the hoses.
Rich


racer17j
Member
posted April 13, 2003 09:57 AM
we don't use that much like a tea spoon or so in the first time i fill it i don't do it all the time i've been doing it for 7 years now and never lost a hose


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