Red Line Water Wetter

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  1. Apr 24, 2007 #1

    Robbarrie

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    I've had problems with my Max running too hot. On Saturdays ride it was in the red zone and I had to stop and let it cool and yes I was running the fan before it even got there ! . Sat' night I drained a little collant and added the water wetter. Sunday was about 6 degrees hotter out than Sat. I took the bike right down town in heavy stop and go traffic. It NEVER got to red zone, infact I would have been happy even if it hit the red zone and not any higher. But it wasn't close enough to really worry about....it guess it was a little past half way between the screw and the red zone. For the 11$ I paid for this stuff it's worth every #*+%@ penny !

    The only thing I can think of is on Friday I had to fill up with premium (available pump) and on Sun before meeting up with friends before the ride I put 9 L of regular in it. Unless, everybody can tell me - your bike will run hot enough to overheat on premium. Red Line Water Wetter gets a 10/10 from me !:thumbs up:
     
  2. Apr 27, 2007 #2

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    How much did you put in? Just tonight, I added three oz to the coolant. It is fairly cool out so I do not know if it is going to help me or not.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2007 #3

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    I never really thought about it at the time, I dumped the whole bottle in it. Either it was going to work or not, so I said, what the hell. Yes, I should have probably not, but the way I look at it is - I ride more when it's hot than cold and I need it to stay cool enough so I don't have to tell my fellow riders I gotta pull over and let it cool down. I don't seem to have a problem with it getting warm enough to ride.
     
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    The bottle I bought stated 1 oz for every 1 quart of antifreeze. The issue I would worry about is if it would raise the freezing point of the anti-freeze. Nothing was stated on the bottle about that.
     
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    That I'm not sure of, nor am I worried about that now.

    I really need to get into the hot weather to really see how good this stuff is. For now, I seems to be working well so far. I will be draining before winter or when I get a new rad - which ever comes first !
     
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    Water wetter really works better when used with straight water... A lot of racers use it as they are not allowed to have PG or EG in the bike when on the track...

    I would drain your system and flush it with distilled water and white vinegar and then flush a second time and then add Engine Ice.

    Keep in mind however that Engine Ice only protects to -26?F

    I use it in both of my bikes and what I notice is while it gets just as hot it cools off much quicker once the thermostat opens up... :clapping:

    Here's the URL: http://www.engineice.cc/
     
  7. May 10, 2007 #7

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    What is the price on that stuff ? I have not seen it here locally. Not sure I would go as far as ordering it - but if I seen it somewhere I'd probably get some and try it.

    I was wondering, if antifreeze is so toxic, why don't they just ban the stuff and force people to use the earth friendly coolant instead ? :hmmm: Time for change doesn't happen fast enough I guess.

    I was going to use a much higher concentration of water but I got lazy because I didn't know if it was going to work in the first place and wasn't sure what was causing my overheating problem in the first place. I will do it properly next time. Thanks for the input - much appreciated.
     
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    16-19 U.S. dollars per half gallon. You will need to order 1 gallon. I order mine online.
     
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    If your having heat problems go and look for the thermostat replacement and change it. The Napa alternative was only $14 + tax compared to a local dealer cost at $56 + tax. and it works great. I know, I did it. ( Thanks to The Limey )
    The number is listed in the thread. I'd replace the thermostat first then decide if you even need the water wetter.
     
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    Here's the thermostat sticky he is talking about...
     

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