dex cool & water wetter opinions

David duandcc_forums at
Wed Mar 19 09:08:53 EST 2003

I have been running DexCool in my CGT for about 2 years/20,000 miles with no overheating problems. Water temp stays 1 notch below 1/2 most of the time, climbing to exactly 1/2 in hot/heavy stop and go traffic.

1987 CGT Special Build
SE Virginia
> From: "scott thomas" <scott at>
> Date: 2003/03/19 Wed AM 08:28:05 EST
> To: quattro at
> Subject: dex cool & water wetter opinions
> I've been using the Texaco Dex Cool in all of my Audi for years. I
> know this has been talked about in the past, but I wanted to know if
> anyone uses this stuff, too. Also, is it really that bad? I change
> it out after about 1 1/2 to 2 years because of the mileage ~60 -80k.
> Additionally, the statement previously posted about the crossover of
> the new style coolant from 1990-on, I have a 200q now and don't see
> any differences in the cooling systems from the early cars that
> would cause an incompatability issue.
> Also, anyone still use Red Line Water Wetter? I used it year ago,
> but in the winter, so not sure about the performance. BTW-Their fuel
> injector cleaner is very good and cheap. It's probably atf, just
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