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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-26-2008, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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Who's using Evans coolant?`

Just curious. I use it in my bikes, and it works great. I'm thinking about using it in my truck.

If your using it, have you had good luck w/ it?

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I use it!! Love it. Been 3 years now. Works as advertised!!!

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I don't remember. What is the advantage?


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Just curious. I use it in my bikes, and it works great. I'm thinking about using it in my truck.

If your using it, have you had good luck w/ it?
I ran it for about 80K miles. Despite the absence of silicates and cladding agent that protects the cylinders against cavitation damage, my water pump was on it's way out at 86K miles. AutoJim explained to me that the increased viscosity of the Evans required a different waterpump to achieve the same transfer of heat from the engine as the less viscous water based coolants. Further the waterpump bearing/seal is designed to be operated under pressure as a low pressure zone will develop around the shaft and may diminish the lubrication of the bearing/seal. I now have Chevron Delo EC-1 and it is easier to find than Evans. In a pinch I can just add water.

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I ran evans in both my vented engines
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Re: Who's using Evans coolant?`

I have Evans in my F350, probably 3 years now, it doesn't appear to get darker like most coolants do. I'm guessing the lack of water = lack of rust. It is supposed to handle heat better.

Once I read AutoJim's concerns, & I hadn't yet installed Evens in the Excursion, I went with Chevron ELC (Red Stuff). It also stays fluid in extreme cold where Evans turns to gelatin, which was a bigger concern for me.

Basically no real issues with either. I like not having to check the coolant for SCA's

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I ran evans in both my vented engines
Maybe that's the reason both are breezy

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Has anyone actually had cooling issues, and used Evans or ELC w/ positive results?

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never had an issue before or after the swap.
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I tried Evans in a race engine and due to the heat transfer properties it does not transfer as much heat from surfaces compared to water-mixed coolants.

I wouldn't spend the money on it, a good long life coolant for diesel engines is cheaper and works good. Even with the exsisting pressure caps in place the PowerStrokes don't tend to have issues with coolant leaks.
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