The Pit

VP Racing Fuels' Cool Down

BY Burnpavement

Cars rarely overheat if you don't punish them, but for those who love driving on the edge, an overheated engine is the last thing you want that spoils the day.

There are tons of cooling mods that you can install in your car, ranging from race-ready radiators and thermal wraps to keep the temperature under the hood cool, but can the cooling blood that runs through the system cope with the extra heat?

VP Racing Fuels' Cool Down is designed to compliment your ride's coolant by reducing the surface tension of water by a factor of two, which translates to the formation of smaller vapour bubbles. Large vapour bubbles on the metal surface create an insulating layer, which impedes heat transfer.

This product also keeps the crucial water passages in the engine and cooling systems clean by preventing the build up of scale and corrosion by-products. This maximises heat transfer leading to lower operating temperatures and increased engine performance and efficiency. Cool Down also helps to prevent coolant foaming at high temperatures and it ensures that water pump seals are cleaned and lubricated. Other benefits of Cool Down include reduction of high temperature cavitation corrosion and long term acid corrosion protection.

Most importantly, this product is Glycol-free, meaning that it's safe to be put into most cooling systems that contain aluminium, cast iron, copper, brass or bronze materials. This product has been extensively tested and its performance proven under the harsh racing conditions. The result? How about a cooling system that runs cooler by up to 10 degrees Celcius? That means more time on the track and less time in the pits waiting for your hot ride to cool down!

Of course, with that said, it is crucial that one should avoid filling the cooling system with tap water. It contains unwanted minerals and ions that form deposits over time on the metal surfaces of cooling systems and radiators. It is recommended to use pure water such as BestChem's Super De-ionized Water or premixed coolants together with Cool Down for maximum cooling efficiency! Don't wait until your car boils over!