EngineIce -> snakeoil?

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has anybody tried this stuff to see if it really "better"?

i've seen no noticable difference since going to water only with the royal purple brand of water wetter. i'm starting to think my pressure cap may need replacing.
 
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I am trying out the water and Water Wetter. It may be overkill but I am using distilled water and mixing it according to the ratios on the bottle.

No noticible improvement over DexCool and distilled water at 50/50. But it does seem better then Honda's premixed coolant, which boiled over on me a few times.

To be fair I haven't controlled for temp, riding conditions, etc and anecdotal evidence is just that. YMMV

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Steve - Ando had an excellent post on surfacants a while back. It's worth looking at.
 

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Sunruh, Engine ice is a brand of propelyne glycol coolant that is marketed toward dirtbikers.You can by propelyne glycol at walmart much cheaper if you would like to give it a try.

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bwalker,
i took the 50/50 prestone/water mix out to try the water+wetter combo. i was just asking about EngineIce cause they have big full color ads in the rags. just wondering if anybody had used it and what their results were.
 

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who needs water cooled? =)

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There is a cheapy alternative to Engine Ice that can be bought at your local Wal Mart? Any brand names? Wouldn't mind giving it a try.
 

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Just look on the container. it will be labeled Prop glycol. I think the brand I noticed was Prestone low tox or something to that effect.

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Steve, I am trying Redline water wetter this weekend.I let you know how it works.

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propelyne glycol has about the same heat transfer rate as regular anti freeze. It is not as good at transfering heat as pure water (the best) water wetter does not increase the heat transfer capability of water or antifreeze. It is claimed to reduce hot spots caused by vapor pockets (steam). Prop glycol can help if a high pressure cap is used and a high temp is run. It tends to reduce hot spots and "steam pockets". The trick is the high pressure and temps though. It can increase cooling capacity only in this fashon and works best on poor engine designs with lots of hot spots (ex. an old cast iron V8 with high compression) Aluminum conducts heat far faster than cast iron and hot spots are reduced as a result.

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:aj: I dont engine ice personally but everyone i ride with does and they love it. It is supposed to have much better heat transfer and a much lower freezing rate ( for those of you that may ride in the snow/cold). :aj:
 
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Originally posted by RiDetILdETh
:aj: I dont engine ice personally but everyone i ride with does and they love it. It is supposed to have much better heat transfer and a much lower freezing rate ( for those of you that may ride in the snow/cold). :aj:
Engine Ice is nothing but an effective marketing campaign for an overpriced product with no significant advantages. There are much more effective ways to spend your money that won't make you look like a cluleless sap the way Engine Ice does.