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Old July 1st, 2009, 03:13 PM   #1
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purple ice question

Has anyone used this or anything like it? I heard it works but not from anyone directlly. thanks eric
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Old July 1st, 2009, 10:23 PM   #2
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I have used RedLine Water Wetter in my Mustang, in both the 320 and the 466 I had. I have used it in my dirt bikes and snowmobiles also. It seems to perform as advertised. The Mustang with the bored and stroked 320cui. engine I had a hard time getting it to heat up past 160* after using the Redline WW, so when I put the 466cui in the Mustang I started with a hotter thermostat. The 466cui. is just slightly over 600hp and running 4.10 gears with a aluminum radiator and dual electric fans. With the WW you could run the engine for quite some time before I turned on the fans. It runs right around 185-190*. My 2007 Yamaha Attak snowmobile always ran hot on hard crusty snow and would turn on the amber warning light for temperature until I added the WW, now I can run it for about 15 minutes in 60* temps (stationary running on track stand) before the warning light comes on and it never comes on while riding anymore. My 4 stroke dirt bikes always puked some antifreeze while trail riding all day until after adding the WW, so in my opinion the Redline Water Wetter works and I have heard similar results for the Purple Ice. Hope this helps answer your question.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 11:20 AM   #3
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I have used RedLine Water Wetter in my Mustang, in both the 320 and the 466 I had. I have used it in my dirt bikes and snowmobiles also. It seems to perform as advertised. The Mustang with the bored and stroked 320cui. engine I had a hard time getting it to heat up past 160* after using the Redline WW, so when I put the 466cui in the Mustang I started with a hotter thermostat. The 466cui. is just slightly over 600hp and running 4.10 gears with a aluminum radiator and dual electric fans. With the WW you could run the engine for quite some time before I turned on the fans. It runs right around 185-190*. My 2007 Yamaha Attak snowmobile always ran hot on hard crusty snow and would turn on the amber warning light for temperature until I added the WW, now I can run it for about 15 minutes in 60* temps (stationary running on track stand) before the warning light comes on and it never comes on while riding anymore. My 4 stroke dirt bikes always puked some antifreeze while trail riding all day until after adding the WW, so in my opinion the Redline Water Wetter works and I have heard similar results for the Purple Ice. Hope this helps answer your question.
you put water wetter in a snowmobile? ahahahahhahah!!!!AHHAHAHahAAA!!!!
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 01:00 PM   #4
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you put water wetter in a snowmobile? ahahahahhahah!!!!AHHAHAHahAAA!!!!
Yes I did it is the 1000cc Genesis extreme 5 valve per cylinder,4cylinder, 4 stroke engine. The heat exchangers are mounted on the bottom of the running boards so if you're riding in crusty snow or on icy trails or lakes not enough snow gets up to the heat exchangers to cool off the engine, hence the Water Wetter. Smart Arse!!!!!
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 01:47 PM   #5
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Yes I did it is the 1000cc Genesis extreme 5 valve per cylinder,4cylinder, 4 stroke engine. The heat exchangers are mounted on the bottom of the running boards so if you're riding in crusty snow or on icy trails or lakes not enough snow gets up to the heat exchangers to cool off the engine, hence the Water Wetter. Smart Arse!!!!!
water wetter does not have any antifreeze properties in it...not a good idea to run in a machine that sits in sub zero temps...but hey what do i know...and your motor is just an old r1 design, nothing extreme about it
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 03:20 PM   #6
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I use liquid ice in my race quads and it lowers the temp about 15 deg.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 05:10 PM   #7
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I use liquid ice in my race quads and it lowers the temp about 15 deg.
do you mean engine ice? which I think you do, then yea thats good stuff, plus it HAS antifreeze properties so you can use it in the winter and its safe. I used to run that stuff in my track bikes
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 05:20 PM   #8
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water wetter is a product you add to your existing antifreze. you dont use it in place of all your anitfreeze. ive heard good things about it, but never used it. ive sold tons of it over the years when i was in the parts biz.

i have no idea about the purple ice product? im asuming its similar but made by royal purple?

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Old July 2nd, 2009, 05:33 PM   #9
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water wetter does not have any antifreeze properties in it...not a good idea to run in a machine that sits in sub zero temps...but hey what do i know...and your motor is just an old r1 design, nothing extreme about it
Of coarse it doesn't that is why it is called an additive.......

I do not think OP replaced his AF with it.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 05:41 PM   #10
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I use liquid ice in my race quads and it lowers the temp about 15 deg.
X2 on the Engine Ice when I raced. I used it in my 250 and 450CRF's with similar results. If your looking for cooler temps, spend the $$$ on the good stuff.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 08:01 PM   #11
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Used the Purple Ice in my ZJ, seemed to drop the operating temp 10 degrees or so.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 09:00 PM   #12
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water wetter does not have any antifreeze properties in it...not a good idea to run in a machine that sits in sub zero temps...but hey what do i know...and your motor is just an old r1 design, nothing extreme about it
Well if you know so much then you know that Yamaha runs the coolant about 90% antifreeze and about 10% water. Great for stopping the freezing but does'nt do much to help heat transfer. So I removed some antifreeze and refilled with Distilled water and the Redline Water wetter. It is still protected to -45*F. Nothing Extreme about it huh try 122mph speedo 118mph GPS in snow going across the airstrip in Grand Marais and it was still pulling hard I honestly just ran out of nerve
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 10:00 PM   #13
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i have rode the apex ltx gt 40th anniversary edition a hand full of times. its wicked fast. its also heavy! dont get it stuck, you will be there a while digging it out. the 4 stroke takes some getting used to, amazing torque. ive rode faster, but it was far from stock.
the fastest stock sled ive been on. it will beat the 06 900 fusion, the 03 f7, and the 03 xcsp800. we have raced all of them many times.
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 05:35 AM   #14
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So has anyone tried all of the ones mentioned and found one to be better than another?
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 06:50 AM   #15
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I used the purple ice "additive" in my Jeep hoping I could get even a 5° reduction, but I didn't notice a damn thing.
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We ran water wetter in the Datsun and saw an average 8-10 degree drop.
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 02:38 PM   #17
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thanks for everyones input I will check out that engine ice i've never heard of that thanks again eric
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Old July 6th, 2009, 09:54 AM   #18
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I am a water wetter user. It works if you just need a small drop in temp.. I also use it my my sled (06 rev). As said, it helps coolant absorbe and release heat.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 10:49 AM   #19
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I recently added the Water Wetter in my 04 Rubicon, definitely noticed about a 10-15F drop in running temperature.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #20
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When I ran water wetter in y race egines it was water wetter + water and that was it...it was not used as an adivtive to antifreeze, as you are not allowed to run antifreeze on road courses, however you could use engine ice...I liked the ice better because I didn't have to worry about draining it out in the winter
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