[ROVERNET - UK] Coolant choice

Eric Russell p6rovers at yahoo.com
Tue May 30 23:06:50 BST 2006

Geez, Steve.
If you're motoring that means you can stop!  Three
cheers.  ;-)


--- Steven Dibdin <sdibdin at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Ali,
> I did a bit of searching on coolant choice this
> weekend, It's the first 
> really hot weekend in NY, and the temp gauge on my
> 2000TC was just at the 
> top of the green section and would occaisionnally
> cross the line into the 
> low red. I think re-coring the radiator may be on
> the cards. The coolant 
> quite clean, and I think the engine had been flushed
> before I bought the car 
> last October.
> Anyway, apparently the antifreeze does stop
> corrosion in the engine, but 
> also inhibits thermal conductivity (so I was wrong
> with my last email on 
> this). So it doesn't cool as efficiantly as pure
> water.
> I did find a product called 'water wetter' from
> redline oils that's meant to 
> improve the wetting abilies of coolant and thereby
> improve cooling by up to 
> 30 deg F. I'll add some to the coolant in my car and
> tell you if anything 
> improves. Has anyone else used this or a similar
> product? did it work for 
> you?
> That's about it apart from the fact that I got my
> NOS carbs' fitted this 
> weekend and what a difference it made. I kept
> thinking the engine had 
> stalled when pulling up at the lights, and I'm not
> creating my own personal 
> hole in the ozone layer any more.
> Take care,
> StevenD
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