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Old 04-11-2013, 12:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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bought some water wetter at oreillys today. I drained my radiator yesterday and filled it with about 4.5 L of distilled water and about a little less of preston coolant.

want to put this water watter in but im a little confused on how to use it.

can I just pour the whole bottle in or what?
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I thought when I used it years ago it was just distilled water and 1 bottle of water wetter...no antifreeze. It's been awhile though. What did the bottle say?
****** just looked it up on the red line site--they say to use straight with water OR add a little antifreeze for better heat transfer.
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I just added it in before.
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Website explained it better than bottle so 1 bottle it is!
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Let us know how it works......
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I've always used 1 bottle and distilled water.
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I've always used 1 bottle and distilled water.
That works in CA but better use anti freeze if your car is going to see sub freezing temps

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I have never seen water wetter (or any water conditioner) make any difference. Please post up your findings.
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Used the whole bottle definantly made a difference can't tell you how much exactly with a factory temp gauge. But its definantly running colder. Which is great cause its heart stopping when you see that gauge moving.... And moving.... And ah crap its gone more than half way! Pull over now! Guess what... Stuck in a drive thru

Hahahahaha I will always use water wetter
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Isn't it best for use a "virgin" system? I think I've read where if its an used system it needs to be flushed several times or you run the risk of a sludge like material...

I have never used it, just thinking about what I have read.

Or maybe I am thinking of Evans...
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You're supposed to use soft water or RO water (reverse osmosis). Unlike distilled
it hasn't had the ions fooled with. Most bottled drinking water is RO water.

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(In Wisconsin) I use 1 bottle of W.W., then 50/50 w distiled h2o and anti freeze
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That works in CA but better use anti freeze if your car is going to see sub freezing temps

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True but OP is also from California.
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True but OP is also from California.
Thats why I said it will be fine in CA
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Even if you live in San Diego, you should put antifreeze in your coolant. Antifreeze contains rust inhibitors. Running straight water or water with a "water wetter" and no antifreeze isn't a good idea.

Whenever I see a coolant system gunked up with rust and lots of other nasty stuff, I'm convinced somebody ran straight water in it at some point.
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