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post #1 of 31 Old 10-05-2007, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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I just picked up some Water Wetter from CG and a buddy came over and saw it on my work bench and warned that I should go with engine ice because Water Wetter would "foam up". Anyone heard of this?
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I just picked up some Water Wetter from CG and a buddy came over and saw it on my work bench and warned that I should go with engine ice because Water Wetter would "foam up". Anyone heard of this?
What are you using it for? Are you going to a trackday or street riding? Track day I say water wetter because I dont think you can use anything besides pure water or water/water wetter mix or pure water wetter. If your just doing street riding I'd use engine ice. Just my
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Mostly street but I intend on hitting the track this fall.
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Mostly street but I intend on hitting the track this fall.
Just depends on I dont think you can run engine ice at a track day? Im not positive as i've never done one. I run engine ice in my other bike and it makes a lil difference. it just depends on you and if you would want to change it before the track day again. The thing with water as a coolant usually creates more heat and the water wetter brings the temperature back down where normal coolant would, where as engine ice actually does decrease engine temperature. Dont quote me on that but thats what I have heard from many places. Its just a matter of opinion I guess. I know a lot of people that run one and hate the other and vice versa and some peeople love both, just a matter or opinion i guess
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Go with water wetter. Used it for 3 years without a problem. Many tracks will not allow Engine Ice as it can be slick if spilled on the track. I flushed my coolant about 3 times a year though as I was on the track a ton.
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Engine Ice!
On track days it likely won't matter what you use. If you are going to race you prolly can't use it.

I use it and do track days. Runs great. Spendy shit though.
I've used every thing over the years. Sticking with this stuff.
No scaling. Consistant temps. Biodegradable.
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I use water wetter/water mix. I have no problems with it.
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Well I hate to throw a wrench in things here but I run a lot of trackdays and use water/wetter water mix and 3 months into changing over from the regular shat my water pump went out. :headshake The mechanic said it happened because of the water wetter mix. However like mentioned above looks like if you change it every couple of months you won't have this problem So yes all the stories of water wetter are true the bike runs cooler and temps stay down.
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Go with water wetter. Used it for 3 years without a problem. Many tracks will not allow Engine Ice as it can be slick if spilled on the track. I flushed my coolant about 3 times a year though as I was on the track a ton.

Why pay $30 or so for something that doesn't work as good as something that costs $7 or so?
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