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Have any of you guys ever used the "water wetter" products or soluble oil in your coolant?


Its supposed to prevent rust and solder bloom,and lube the water pump and keep your water jackets shiny clean.


Lots of guys down here in the warm south use it with straight water to keep their engines rust free internally.
It will also mix with coolant and does the same thing.


It also is supposed to help with electrolysis in your coolant (checked with a VOM)


Water wetter is nothing but soluble oil,marketed a different way.
Water pump lube,same thing.


Just wondering if you guys have used it.
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I posted a while back on this stuff, I don’t think I got a response. There’s a few threads saying this stuff does the trick, one on Red Line water wetter. I don’t think it could hurt.
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I posted a while back on this stuff, I don’t think I got a response. There’s a few threads saying this stuff does the trick, one on Red Line water wetter. I don’t think it could hurt.
I did not see your post on it,or i would have replied.
I did a bunch of reading about it last night,its interesting.
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I've used coolant and Redline Water Wetter in 1275cc Minis which are prone to overheating in Florida summers. It didn't seem to do anything, it certainly didn't make it run cooler. Most people I talked to had the same results, a few claim it did but I always wondered if it wasn't more wishful thinking. The only positive results I've heard of were racers that can't run coolant due to the rules. They claim it helps vs plain water. I might run it if you were using only water but not if you have coolant. I generally run 25-35% coolant mixtures in the Minis now, lower coolant mixtures give better heat transfer.
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I use soluble oil in my VMC. It smells like a bakery when I mix up a big fresh batch. I haven't used water wetter, but know lots of racers who run water. I don't think they know if it actually does anything, they don't run thermostats, either.
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I wonder if it would be an issue in the 92 series engines since they have to have the special coolant for the wet liners. The coolant already seems oily to me...
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They work with any coolant you can find as long as there's the right about of SCA's added to it. You can even run straight water with SCA stuff added to it: https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...20Coolants.pdf page 6
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