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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 61 chevy, May 23, 2010.
anybody use water wetter, does it work?
I've tried it a couple of times. It seems to work OK in a decent cooling system, but as a bandaide fix, it never seemed to help.
Seems to work REALLY well when running straight water, not so good with anti-freeze.
We always run it in my Dirt Mod motors, with out antifreeze. Wont go to the track without it.
funny thing, i bought a bottle of it and poured it in, the upper rad. hose mount broke off and i had to buy another radiator, lol
That hardly sounds funny at all
If this is for a 61 Chevy then you need to find the problem with your Chevy. 61 Chevy's never required any special chemicals to keep from overheating.
It won't compensate for an inadequete cooling system...
In most cases water is the best coolent(removing BTU's). Thing is you have to control the boiling point and sometimes,most times, water is a problem.Even higher pressure is counter productive at some point. We ran tests and even though the gauge temp. went down with some of the other products it was because they were drawing less heat out. As stated usually a band aid and the temp.change somewhat artificial. If they keep it from boiling that is of course a big improvment no matter how.
wet water is not for cooling, it works very good for finding water leaks and its intended purpose.
for those hambers who think all water is wet and that we are crazy,
it is a chemical additive that keeps water from beading up (like on a freshly waxed car)
it has many uses a lot of fire depts use it fire surpression sytems and other applications where the water needs to penitrate that surface of the material.
Nothing is better than a proper cooling system,something that has been gone through.i use it and it works great,i run only distilled water and water wetter.It lubricates the water pumps and is an anti corrosive.If in doubt read the web site and see for yourself.But it has never failed me.
I use it for the HOT summers here in Las Vegas in my '64 Chevy pickup. it seems to drop the running temp about 20 degrees.
Water wetter cuts the surface tension of the water to allow it to flow and cling to all the internal surfaces of your engine and cooling system. It is basically a soap, it even bubbles up when you shake it and tastes like it too.
I have heard of racers adding liquid soap to their cooling system back in the day to achieve the same effect.
It does a real good job of plugging up small holes. Once dried, acetone won't even cut it.
We used to run it in our sprintcar, but ended up shitcanning it altogether since we drained water every time the car ran, we never saw much difference with or without it
Will never use anything else. 20 degrees cooler with it and distilled water in my system. Great stuff.
Tommy's right. I used water wetter in my '55 Chevy and it definitely helped, but it was a band-aid fix.
Once I replaced the cheezy flex-fan with a heavy-duty steel one and installed a good shroud, I didn't need the water wetter any more.
I used water wetter in my 327 that I have in my 39 Ford Coupe. On a hot day the car would run at 190 degrees.
Put in a gallon of anti freeze, one quart of Redline water wetter, rest water. Dropped my temp down to 180 degress on a hot day.
Yea, I would say it works.
1940 Willys Coupe.
There are several brands out there and they vary on price, 40 below is probaly the highest at $20 a quart, Redline Water Wetter is about 12-15 a pint, and Royal Purple is 12 a pint, what is funny is we have it in a old school truck brand called Siloo for $8.00 a quart, seems to be the same stuff, a lot of the truckers use it as it is a anti corrosive and pump lubricant also.
Ran distilled water, Water Wetter, ZERO gycol/antifreeze and worked killer for me in a blown flathead WITHOUT an engine fan. Good rad and pumps of course.
Never got over 190 even in searing heat.
Water Wteeter is a surfectant that IS basically similar to liquid soap and prevents hot spots from forming on thin spots on your cylinder walls.
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