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« on: January 07, 2013, 04:22:20 PM »
Has anyone come across this before? Saw it used on a UK program and looks like it could be a good thing. It appears to be made in the US.

Allegedly it is good for the life of the motor and does not pressurize (ie you can remove the cap at running temp without it exploding)

http://www.evanscoolants.com.au/

I have contacted them for more info and pricing.

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Re: Waterless Coolant
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 01:10:22 PM »
Dakar Rally Truck Category Winners in Pos. 1, 2 & 3 (All Kamaz team) was using Evans Coolants...

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 04:27:44 PM »
From what I have read this is good stuff. I spoke with the Australian distributor.... About $800 just in fluid to do an average cruiser or patrol.

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 09:45:08 AM »
Ouch. Ill pass.

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Re: Waterless Coolant
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 09:44:18 PM »
Jeez I think I will give it a miss 2
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 09:57:03 PM »
On the upside you never have to replace it. You don't get any corrosion as there is no water and it transfers heat better.

Still weighing up if I can justify these benefits for the cost

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 08:01:16 AM »
Yeah but when your radiator springs a leak you can watch your liquid gold pour out. Not to mention you probably can't mix it with water so would make for a pain in the ass in the middle of nowhere.

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Re: Waterless Coolant
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 08:52:43 AM »
The fluid does not expand (it has a boiling point of over 300 degrees) apparently this means the system does not pressurise minimising the chances of a leak springing (according to the manufacturer).

It can be mixed with water should it spring a leak (once again according to the manufacturer), however this would then obviously mean you would need to replace all the fluid once back to civilisation (an expensive exercise).

I would certainly like to find someone using it prior to investing plus I think I would renew the cooling system (radiator, hoses and pump) prior to installing it to minimise the risk of failure. This would make the whole exercise about a $2K job.... hmm mayhave just talked myself out of it.

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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 12:24:35 PM »
If it does all that you say than it is interesting. If someone else that uses it was still happy with it after a few years it might not be such a bad idea.

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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 12:31:50 PM »
If it does all that you say than it is interesting. If someone else that uses it was still happy with it after a few years it might not be such a bad idea.

That's the thing - finding someone that is using it in a 4wd in Australia that can give some honest feedback.