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Old 06-24-2004, 09:47 PM   #1  
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Summer is most definitely upon us, and it's hot as ***** here in tulsa. Aside from redline's water wetter (which i cannot find, any suggestions as to where are welcome) what ration of antifreeze to water yields the most cooling ability? Isnt it the more antifreeze, the higher the temp?
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mazdacomp says 90%water/10% coolant, i find that to be a little thin, i like a little more coolant, say 70/30
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Can't find water wetter? Tried pep boys? or NAPA?
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i use approx 70/30
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thanks...our napa here sucks, and at the pepboys no one knew what it was.. thanks for the advice though, and I'll keep searching for the wetter
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water wetter should be back in the sections with the coolant and oil. or autozone should have it.
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what does water wetter do? Do you use it instead of coolant with water?
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what does water wetter do? Do you use it instead of coolant with water?
it lowers temps a little, and it contains all the anti foam and water pump lubricants that coolant has so you can run a car without coolant and not ruin stuff



you dont really need it imo
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i generally use a 60/40 mix. More water means cooler temps, but if your car does get hot, water has a much lower boiling point that anti-freeze does.
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i have been told that is will drop temps by 10 degree F. but if you are not really running hot, it would not worth be running really. i think it is like 4 bucks a bottle.
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