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Old 07-22-2005, 12:25 PM   #1
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Water Wetter question

Can i mix it with antifreeze? or should i just use water? i would like to add antifreeze so that in the colder temps in winter it would protect against freezing
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:56 PM   #2
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Re: Water Wetter question

It wont get that cold here to freeze it. Especially if your bike is garaged. Dont mix it with anti freeze. It defeats the purpose of switching.
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:57 PM   #3
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Re: Water Wetter question

It is compatible with anti freeze, and it will still lower the temp although not quite as much as if it was just water. Antifreeze acts as a lubricant for your water pump. Antifreeze also provides corrosion protection. If it's not a racebike I'd keep antifreeze in it and add water wetter.

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Old 07-22-2005, 01:05 PM   #4
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thanks good looking out right:
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Re: Water Wetter question

I would still drain everything, start with fresh mix.

Most 50/50 glycol water mixes are good to -30 degrees, we definitely don't need that here. Read your bottle of antifreeze, but I run around 20%-25% antifreeze, the rest DISTILLED water, and throw in one bottle of water wetter or engine ice. A 25/75 ratio is still good to like 5 degrees.
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I would still drain everything, start with fresh mix.

Most 50/50 glycol water mixes are good to -30 degrees, we definitely don't need that here.* Read your bottle of antifreeze, but I run around 20%-25% antifreeze, the rest DISTILLED water, and throw in one bottle of water wetter or engine ice. A 25/75 ratio is still good to like 5 degrees.
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the rest DISTILLED water


I agree with him also, DISTILLED water only!


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Re: Water Wetter question

The point of Water Wetter is to replace the Anti-freeze mostly and mix w/water... Yes it does cool it down if mixed but heck if its just a street bike then just got with the antifreeze. I believe it even conserves your parts better than goin to water w/water wetter. just my opinion.
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Re: Water Wetter question

"Water Wetter is a unique wetting agent for cooling systems which reduces coolant temperatures by as much as 30F. This liquid product can be used to provide rust and corrosion protection in plain water for racing engines, which provides much better heat transfer properties than glycol - based antifreeze. Or it can be added to new or used antifreeze to improve the heat transfer of ethylene and propylene glycol systems. Designed for modern aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, and bronze systems."


That and the fact that it is only 12 oz bottle. For a street bike, I would not run water wetter with just water, unless you have a death wish for your water pump. Ethylene glycol has lubricative properties for the pump, and it protects seals, gaskets. I would say it is ok to run no less than 20% antifreeze for a daily rider.

A track bike however, different story. You're not going to put enough miles on it to matter, and cooler engine = more power.



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