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Old 11-10-2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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added water wetter to overflow i couldnt find a place in radiater to put it will it ever get into the system over time or is it just gunna sit in the tank forever?
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Old 11-10-2006, 04:27 PM   #2
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Try writing that again. Hard to understand what you are asking. Periods are your friend
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Old 11-10-2006, 04:41 PM   #3
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watter wetter is a product you add to antifreeze wondering if it will ever get into my entire cooling system from the overflow tank? or is it going to sit in the overflow tank forever?
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Old 11-10-2006, 04:56 PM   #4
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Ugh, still a little hard to read. Most people don't like having to decipher your question, so they will just ignore it. Proper use of punctuation and capitalization goes a long way when seeking advice on a public forum. Fortunately this isn't a long post, so it's not too bad.

Anywho, yes the Water Wetter will eventually get mixed into your radiator. When your engine runs, the coolant gets hot and runs into the overflow container and will mix with the coolant/Water Wetter mixture you have in there. When you turn it off and it cools down, some of the coolant in the overflow tank will get pulled back into the radiator. So it will take a while (months?) but it will get mixed.

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IronD -> English translation: I added a product called "Water Wetter" to the cooling system through the coolant "overflow". I wonder, since there is no radiator cap, whether it will indeed mix into the cooling system.

Answer: That is NOT an "overflow". That is the coolant reservoir. It is part of the pressurized cooling system. That cap is a pressure cap, like its counterpart on cars with radiator caps. (On cars with radiator pressure caps, the "overflow" is at atmospheric pressure, and the overflow cap is not a pressure cap.) Coolant flows through that reservoir at all times as the engine runs, not just at certain pressures/temperatures. So, the appropriateness of using such a product (and whether it's being used in place of some proper cooling system repair/maintenance) aside, yes, it is now part of your coolant mix.
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Now that makes perfect sense.
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:07 PM   #7
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Thanks! One last question. Where is the throttle body and is it a easy job to clean it? Severeal shops told me mines clogged bad. I do have a rough idle with all new ignition parts so maybe they werent trying to take me for my money?
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Thanks! One last question. Where is the throttle body and is it a easy job to clean it? Severeal shops told me mines clogged bad. I do have a rough idle with all new ignition parts so maybe they werent trying to take me for my money?
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:12 PM   #9
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my bad on punctuation
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:15 PM   #10
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Since you are in the S-Series we will assume that you have one. By the way, last post was much, much easier to read.

Find your air cleaner, follow that big round plastic tube back towards the firewall. When you run into metal that is your throttle body. You should be able to see the butterfly valve when you have that big plastic tube removed.

Two ways to clean it.
1. Remove it and make it shine.
2. Get a can of intake cleaner and go to town.
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Just get some carb cleaner and a toothbrush and have at it. When you are finished, let it sit for a few minutes to let the cleaner evaporate a bit, and then start the car. Don't worry when it starts hard and or runs crappy for a little while.
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:38 PM   #12
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Besides plugs, wires, coil pack, air filter and throttle anything else to make a smoother idle? 1996 sl1
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I have to ask, sorry! Have you checked/changed your ECTS?
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Do I get to be the first one to say "change the ECTS (Engine Coolant Temp Sensor)"? The newer brass ones are much better than the older plastic ones.
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that just went bad last month had new one put in along with new wire harness
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maybe it's not as smooth because its in my cold air intake maybe that has something to do with it?
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Make sure you are not using platinum plugs. Change your ECTS (check the how to forum, instructions for all of this there). Check/clean the coil packs (and bolts holding them). Clean the throttle body. You have hit most of the major locations.
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maybe it's not as smooth because its in my cold air intake maybe that has something to do with it?
The ECTS is in the head, that is a IAT sensor in the intake. Same sensor though. But it is usually OK to have the old plastic one for the IAT.
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