At Rob Roy recently, the Fuego was over boosting and it blew the compression ring from the headgasket into the water jacket. The cooling system pressurised with boost pressure (30+ psi ) and blew a 10cm hole in the top radiator hose.
It dumped all 8L of coolant in about 50m.
I'd never driven on glycol before and although I'd heard it was slippery, I wasn't prepared for the speed of the ensuing spin at such a low cornering load and I am lucky that I didn't end up sideways in a tree.
I have always run Glycol based coolant in my cars, but was thinking of doing a complete flush and using Redline Water Wetter instead.
This is a blurb about what it's claimed to do...
Doubles the wetting ability of water
Improves heat transfer
Reduces cylinder head temperatures
May allow more spark advance for increased torque
Reduces rust, corrosion and electrolysis of all metals
Provides long term corrosion protection
Cleans and lubricates water pump seals
Reduces cavitation corrosion
Complexes with hard water to reduce scale
I am under the impression that it basically improves the surface tension of the water and reduces micro boiling and hence allows greater heat transfer to the water.
Has anyone here used it?
Good or Bad feedback?