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Old 01-13-2007, 04:50 AM   #1
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What are your opinions on:

LubeGuard red (or similar) when doing an ATF change?

Water Wetter (or similar) when doing a coolant change?

Are these products functional? Worth it?
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:59 PM   #2
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Ive used water wetter in all my cars and trucks. I use it in my drag truck (10 sec. club). I have noticed about a 5-8 ticks down with my 180 t-stat in the 00 bonne. Worth it
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Thanks for the testimonial.

My objective is to keep my engine and tranny as cool as possible (yet still be within normal operating parameters).
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You need to research the products thoroughly before using them.

IIRC WaterWetter is intended for warm weather use only. I believe the package says to remove it before winter or keep diluting it with antifreeze/coolant for the winter.
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Definitly drain coolant and change over t-stat for winter. its part of the winter routine. Change your oil too to a 0w30.....helps for the cold mornings Its cold in Canada....i like my heater.
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He may not have an issue with winter problems...check his location.

Althoooough, they've been having record cold in CA this year.
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Thanks all.

I've already done 180 degree drilled thermostat and switch to Prestone. Temp gauge reads lower than before, but since the gauge doesn't seem to be linear, I will have to wait until my scantool gets here to see what my actual temps are (and to make sure I'm not running TOO cool!). I run 10w30 synthetic year-round.

In Southern CA, cold weather is not my issue. It can get blazing hot in summer, especially on the desert side of the mountains and between here and Vegas. That'* the main reason for the t-stat and my questions re: water wetter.

Anyone got anything to say about LubeGard?
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No idea on the Lube..

The wetter though..did drop my summer temps about 5-10 degrees
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No idea on the Lube gaurd either..

But on my 95 I went from the Radiator on the bottom( stock L36 radiator ) to the One on the top which was a Caddy V8 radiator... They sent me the wrong one, but that was ok because that sucker was a Heavy Duty Cooling radiator, and I ended up bypassing the stock trans cooler right to the AUX cooler... I have totall cooling overkill, but hey its Florida


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Lubegard Red is a good idea for the tranny. It'* the ONLY thing besides ATF that I'd put in mine. I run it in every auto trans I own. I won't say that it will definitively keep it cooler (you should really run an aftermarket cooler for maximum cooling), but it'* properties will make it last longer. The rest of the additives are snake oil to one degree or another.
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