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Distilled water and water wetter during the riding season. Never any problems. Just drain it before freezing temps orrrrr
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Distilled water and water wetter during the riding season. Never any problems. Just drain it before freezing temps orrrrr
So is Water Wetter supposed to be used mixed with water then? I always thought it was a stand-alone coolant, like Engine Ice

I mean I suppose it would make sense give it's name...water wetter lol

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Here's a chemistry lesson on the corrosiveness of distilled vs straight water (drinking water)

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Most manufacturers (Lucas Supercool, Purple Ice, Hyper-lube super coolant) recommend straight water.

http://www.hyperlube.com/mc_images/c...ng_systems.pdf

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So is Water Wetter supposed to be used mixed with water then? I always thought it was a stand-alone coolant, like Engine Ice

I mean I suppose it would make sense give it's name...water wetter lol
Yeah, it's an additive. Using it exclusively would be rather costly.

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Yeah, it's an additive. Using it exclusively would be rather costly.
Oh i see. Looking at prices now, I can see how that would be expensive about $10-12 for a 12 oz bottle and you'd need like 5 of those. Engine Ice on the other hand comes in 1/2 gallon (64 oz), which is the right size for most bikes, and it's around $15.

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Oh i see. Looking at prices now, I can see how that would be expensive about $10-12 for a 12 oz bottle and you'd need like 5 of those. Engine Ice on the other hand comes in 1/2 gallon (64 oz), which is the right size for most bikes, and it's around $15.
You only add 1-2 oz per quart of water of the additive so it would actually be cheaper.

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You only add 1-2 oz per quart of water of the additive so it would actually be cheaper.
Right. I was talking if it was a stand-alone coolant, not mixed with water, which is what I thought it was before. This all makes more sense now.
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Engine Ice seemed like a gimmick to me. Ran it after my first coolant change and saw higher temps than regular coolant. After that I did some considerable research into it. I remember reading an article about people running only distilled water saw no difference in temperatures than some of the other products that claim to reduce temps. So if it weren't for the anti-corrosive and anti-freeze properties, it seems you're no better off spending money on that extra stuff.
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Engine Ice seemed like a gimmick to me. Ran it after my first coolant change and saw higher temps than regular coolant. After that I did some considerable research into it. I remember reading an article about people running only distilled water saw no difference in temperatures than some of the other products that claim to reduce temps. So if it weren't for the anti-corrosive and anti-freeze properties, it seems you're no better off spending money on that extra stuff.
Maybe you had a bit of air in the system. It doesn't take much. A guy I know had that problem, and his bike kept overheating and it turned out he just had an air pocket in his system. Once he let that air out and adding another ounce maybe of coolant it was all good.

I never noticed increased temps and I've been running it in all my bikes for the last 4-5 years. To be honest though, I really don't care about a few degrees change. Every company claims their stuff reduces the temp by X amount of degrees...but relative to what? From what I've seen they're all about the same. As long as my bike doesn't overheat on the track where it runs about as hot as it will (not counting stop-and-go traffic), and it's allowed by track day/race orgs, then it's good with me. It's also cheap, considering it costs about $15-20 for a container and I usually run it for a couple of years.

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add about 2 ounces to nearly every bike getting a coolant flush/change

The trackbikes that still run coolant get this as well and most experience about 5-8* cooler operating temps...very unscientific as those bikes get a more diluted mix of coolant/distilled as well resulting in a higher percentage of distilled which results in a higher boiling point and a higher freeze point (warmer temps more susepctable to freezing......most are stored indoors or in heated storage so no -30 or -40 protection needed......0 or even 10* is adequate for most)

In my own bike I noticed no change in operating temps......... but my bike has always run very cool anyways.........typical to only see upper 150's on the low side to mid/upper 160's on most days and rarely ever reaching 180* (if it is around 90+ degrees) and never seeing 200 or above.... I also won't ride in traffic or sit in it.......I ride for fun in the country on open roads and don't sit around idling and chatting etc........ I ride!
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I saw a huge drop in (like 10-15 degree C) in operating temperature on my '87 Corvette. And this was repeatable...back to back normal coolant mix vs redline and distilled water.

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I use motul mo cool.
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