AMSOIL Dominator® Coolant Boost is designed to reduce corrosion and significantly enhance heat transfer in cooling systems. One of the overlooked benefits of better heat transfer is much quicker engine warm-up in winter conditions, which is noticed when the vehicle’s defroster works much sooner.
To understand how Dominator Coolant Boost reduces engine warm-up times in cold weather, it is imperative to understand the fundamentals of an engine’s cooling system and how Coolant Boost’s proprietary tiered-surfactant technology works. The same tiered-surfactant technology that aids in reducing engine operating temperatures also decreases engine warm-up times.
In a vehicle’s cooling system, the ultimate goal is to quickly and effectively move heat away from engine components, permitting the engine to run at a safe, controlled temperature. An effective cooling system reduces stress on all aspects of the engine, including the lubricating oil. Alternatively, a corroded cooling system that transfers heat ineffectively will eventually lead to engine overheating, breakdown of engine oil and catastrophic failure.
Before studying tiered surfactants, it is important to understand what a surfactant does in a cooling system. A surfactant reduces the surface tension of water and antifreeze, allowing closer contact with metal parts. This closer contact increases the coolant’s efficiency in transferring heat away from hot engine parts and out through the radiator and fan.
Many leading coolant additives contain only one surfactant, limiting their temperature ranges and ultimate effectiveness. AMSOIL Dominator Coolant Boost uses three surfactants, each designed to operate in a different temperature range to increase liquid-to-metal contact from the time the vehicle starts to the time it reaches operating temperature.
Graphic A illustrates how each surfactant in Coolant Boost’s tiered surfactant technology is designed to provide optimal performance over a wide temperature range, while competing products with only one surfactant are limited to performance in a single temperature range.
Graphic B outlines controlled testing of AMSOIL Dominator Coolant Boost with a 50/50 antifreeze/water mix. When a cooling system reaches 120°F, the operator typically feels warm air coming out of the defroster. The time it takes to reach this temperature with Coolant Boost is reduced by 45 percent compared to the 50/50 antifreeze/water mix alone.
Through the use of tiered surfactants, AMSOIL Dominator Coolant Boost delivers quicker warm-up times in the winter and reduced engine temperatures in the summer, making it an excellent choice for year-round use.
From my dealer training card:
AMSOIL Coolant Boost Sales Tips product code: RDCB
Another great product which has benefits for all customers with liquid cooled cars & trucks and powersport equipment.
Years ago dealers requested to AMSOIL Corporate that we have a product like Redlines “water wetter “. I remember someone there saying, “We won’t make it unless there’s a way we can make it better – that product is of a simple technology but is being looked at so perhaps one day.”
Well that task was answered and the data exists which shows the products merits:
- Increases the efficiency of the cooling system up to 19*F when used w/ straight water. Key for powersports.
- When used in typical 50/50 antifreeze systems expect up to 6 degree reduction vs. 3 degrees with Redlines product
- Significant corrosion resistance: robust mixture of corrosion inhibitors that protect the radiator, heater core, water pump, cylinder heads, engine block and intake manifold from the damaging effects of corrosion.
- Use to boost corrosion resistance level lost in older antifreeze. Many drivers know their antifreeze is past due for service. Use this cost effective product to reverse acidity for the meantime.
- Designed for low temperatures too – Allows for faster heat distribution resulting in quicker warm-up times and earlier heat for the passenger compartment/defroster.
From blog entry: Sub-zero cold has once again gripped us here in Superior, Wis., while folks in Boston continue to dig out from their snowiest month ever. Living in a region dominated by winter weather forces you to get resourceful. AMSOIL Dominator® Coolant Boost offers a simple, inexpensive way to help take on Old Man Winter. Coolant Boost delivers much quicker engine warm-up in winter, which is noticed when the vehicle’s defroster works sooner.