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Re: water wetter

On Wed, 2 Jul 1997, Glenn Lawton wrote:

> Redline is purported to be a reputable (non-snake oil) racing supplier.

In my experience, Redline has produced some exceptional products.   I've 
used their MTL, 75/90, 75/90NS, and SI-1 injector cleaner with fantastic 
results.   The one tim eI tried Water Wetter, I did not have the 
instrumentation to verify if it worked, and I haven't had a cooling 
problem on any other car since then, so I can't say fro sure on the WW.

> I heard some stories that it caused "oily brown balls" to appear.

Was this in the radiator or somewhere else?   :-)

Water Wetter is essentially a material which reduces the surface tension 
of the water, which helps reduce the size of air bubbles when boiling 
occurs (or turbulence I suppose) so the coefficient of heat transfer is 
slightly improved.   Maybe Bob Myers can help out a little on the 
physics/chemistry...   :-)


Graydon D. Stuckey 
'89 Thunderbird SuperCoupe
'86 Audi 5000 CS Quattro
'86 Mazda RX7 GXL 2+2
'85 Mazda RX7 GS