Sounds like good stuff,Put some radiator relief in the coolant it warms up much faster and keeps the engine cooler than just the standard honda coolant, this stuff really works a treat you can see the difference on the temp dial.
Nimbus Motorsport – DEI Radiator Relief
my car is up to temp in about 1-2 minutes depending on outside temp.
I was thinking this tooAm I missing the point here? The coolant warms up faster? Shouldn't that be a bad thing??
I'd have thought fot VTecing it, it would be the oil temperature that would be of most concern. I always give it ten minutes to ensure the oil is fully heated before giving it some right foot!!
But it is not the coolant heating the engine - it is the engine heating the coolant. That is where I struggle with this logic.If the coolant warms up faster the engine warms up faster so the oil warms up faster. when the correct temp is reached the additive keeps it at a stable lower temp than would normally be reached. All good as this helps combustion and lessons oil cook off. I have never added a single drop of oil since new only on the service and car has done nearly 15000 miles. The temp gauge needle is also sitting lower than without the additive so it must IMO work.
Exactly my point.Surely if the coolant warms up faster it is because the coolant is conducting more heat away from the engine, so the engine is not getting hot as quickly as it would normally.
Agreed.The engine must heat the coolant as the coolant does not heat itself
That is what I am struggling with.so if the coolant can hold more heat that heat will transfer back to the engine
Right.The thing is with energy though, the engine will only produce so much in the form of heat, so if there is more heat in the coolant there must be less in the engine. So if the coolant warms up faster than usual I think the engine will warm up more slowly than usual.