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Old 12-25-2014, 10:50 PM   #1
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Evans Waterless Engine Coolants

I seen something about this on TV last weekend, just a short little teaser on an automotive show, and I thought I would look it up at a later time. What was interesting on that show, was the host opened up the radiator cap at full operating temperature with the vehicle running, and nothing bad happened. No hot spray of water or anything - very cool.
So tonight I did a Google search on my phone and ended up with Evans Waterless Engine Coolants. Interesting.
I don't have a water boxer; but if I did I might consider the waterless option.

Here are a few links...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t7PykrgzWPQ

http://www.evanscoolants.com/evans_w...ants_faqs.html

http://www.amazon.com/Evans-Performa.../dp/B000JL760W




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Old 12-26-2014, 03:09 AM   #2
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Been around for a long time and does what it says on the tin assuming the prep is done properly. A lot of classic car guys use it because it doesn't stress the cooling system like normal coolant does. Personally I would say it doesn't have the same value in a modern cooling system but each to their own.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:25 AM   #3
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wow great find and almost unknown in europe. Ordering a gallon for my 8GS and for my parents cars (who said it's too late for xmas presents )
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:04 AM   #4
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Hope you ordered the prep fluid as well! If you don't do the prep completely you will get no benefit.
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:23 AM   #5
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Hope you ordered the prep fluid as well! If you don't do the prep completely you will get no benefit.
yup sure did
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Old 12-26-2014, 07:54 AM   #6
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Link for US site. One up top is for the UK but thanks for the heads up


http://www.evanscooling.com/products...ports-coolant/
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:22 AM   #7
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I tried using this in my track whore instead of water. It actually ran really hot. I know of people who also had similar experiences with it. It hope it works better for you.
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:57 AM   #8
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I use it in my Caterham, and am going to use it in my GSA WC (got the prep fluid in at the moment)
I have added another fan to the left hand radiator for additional cooling if I think it is necessary (wired to a 10 minute timer) for traffic jams etc.
Less stress on the cooling system because it doesn't pressurise, doesn't boil until 180*C and lifetime fill.
It is slightly less efficient at transporting heat (hence the hotter running) but the fact that it doesn't boil offsets that fact in my opinion.
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:35 AM   #9
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The big deal is the absence of nucleate boiling. GM designed the second generation LT-1 V-8 with a reverse cooling systems patterned on Evans design. Patterned so closely that he filed suit and won. The advantage is a more even engine temperature and cooler combustion chamber area thus less preignition and detonation.

About 20 years ago Evans sponsored a Camaro race car with about 13:1 compression running coolant at something like 250 degrees.
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:06 PM   #10
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So, here go the coolant threads........can't wait.
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:57 PM   #11
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it was a trap all along def
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:54 PM   #12
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Jay Leno recommends it because it stops corrosion on aluminum parts. I have seen several engines come in the shop that the coolant corroded away the side case. Mostly in the water pump area. Even had one I was able to push a screwdriver through the aluminum. Yes, all these motors are about 20 years old, but my 950 is now 10 years old and getting older.

So when I last did the water pump, I flushed, prepped, and filled with Evans. I have put 5k miles on it since with no problems, but it's not summer yet.
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:18 PM   #13
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Void my warranty?

Will this void the warranty on my 2014 1200adventure?
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Old 12-27-2014, 03:08 AM   #14
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I put a 440 kit on my DRZ400E, and I'm worried that its going to generate too much heat and boil the coolant. Would this help? Obviously the coolant will not boil until it reaches a much higher temp, but couldn't that mask an overheating engine? Or will the engine not overheat as long as the coolant never boils?
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:08 AM   #15
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In my decades of experience of owning autos w/ iron blocks and aluminum heads, changing the coolant regularly minimizes corrosion issues to near nil. The general public seems to flush engine coolant even less frequently than brake fluid, and I'll never understand it. I flush my cars' radiators along with the brakes every other year, religiously.

Fluid's cheap, and metal's expensive! Call me crazy, but I do understand that basic math.

Like oil, use whatever replacement fluid that you prefer. Just change the fluid on some interval that approaches the factory's recommendation. You'll not go wrong by reducing the interval, but you certainly risk added corrosion if you procrastinate.
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