Join Date: Jan 2008
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Reading your post on a rainy Sunday morning got me thinking, and of course I had a few questions. I asked myself why someone who is not a race car driver, and used his vehicle on a race track where anti-freeze is banned for safety reasons, would use or need this product. I also wondered why Honda, who is the largest producer/manufacturer of internal combustion engines in the world, does not use this product as OEM.
I have read that Honda manufactures over 14 million engines a year. One would think that if Honda vehicles need the benefits that this product claims to provide, either the product would be included in the coolant, or the engine would be redesigned to eliminate these problem areas.
Please help me understand how your “Heater warms up so quickly it's great in the winter.” Correct me if I am wrong, but I am under the impression than your heater core provides heat when warm/hot coolant flows thru it after the thermostat starts to open, then fully opens. Am I incorrect about this? How does the Redline water wetter overcome the thermostat and provide faster heat to the interior of your car?
I am neither a chemist, scientist, or an engineer, but I did Google “Redline water wetter”, and found this information about ‘black sludge‘. One more than one thread I found this came up. I can not verify that this is true, but here it is.
“Now this can also be used in systems with a mixture of water and antifreeze but the results will be severely diminished, down to just a couple of degrees. On top of that beware of the "black sludge" that can accumulate with Water Wetter combining with certain types of Antifreeze.”
For more information, read these reviews.
If it makes you feel better, and allows you to sleep better at night, use it.
I do not need this product in my cars.
2013 Sedan EX-L V6 with Nav, 6 speed Auto trans.