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Busting the Myths

Busting the Myths

All new and innovative products fall victim to incorrect information.  In these modern times the internet can be a great resource to gain information on products you may be considering, however, this information can often be misguided and untrue.

Over the years we have come across many myths relating to the use of Evans Waterless Engine Coolant, from the valid concern to the extreme ridiculous.

Here are some of the most common myths and misconceptions………….. BUSTED!

Myth 1:  Evans causes engine fires

Busted!  Evans is occasionally asked how the flammability of Evans Waterless Coolants compares with the flammability of conventional coolante mixtures that are generally half glycol and half water. On balance, Evans Waterless Coolants are not more fire-prone than standard water-based coolants.

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Myth 2:  Evans is too thick for my water pump

Busted!  Evans does have a higher viscosity than water-based coolant, however can still be circulated by your standard water pump with no issues.  The viscosity is generally much higher during colder temperatures but once at operating temperatures Evans will flow with no issues.  Even though Evans remains thicker in colder conditions it has successfully been used in temperatures as low as -40C.  Evans was developed in the North East of the USA where sub zero temperatures are extremely common.

Myth 3:  Evans will cause my operating temperature to be dangerously high

Busted!  Evans can result in slightly higher coolant temperatures, typically 3C-10C, depending on the cooling system.  This increase will only be damaging if the coolant fails.  Evans will remain in its liquid form protecting the metal surfaces from heat generated.  In areas where ‘hot spots’ are common and water vapourisies, Evans will ensure liquid-to-metal contact, reducing metal surface temperatures in these areas.

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Myth 4:  Evans is just 100% glycol

Busted!  Evans is not 100% glycol; however Evans does contain certain glycols.  100% glycol or 100% glycol concentrate is not an engine coolant and can result in engine damage. Evans complies with industry standards as set out by the ASTM for non-aqueous engine coolants.

Myth 5:  Evans is only good for classic cars, not late model engines

Busted!  Evans Coolants are suitable for all engine types

Myth 6:  Evans will turn to acid if mixed with water

Busted! No performance issues should result from mixing a small amount of conventional coolant or straight water with Evans waterless coolant. However, the high boiling point and corrosion protection of Evans waterless coolant will be reduced, and the coolant should be replaced as soon as possible.

Myth 7:  Evans will only work if the cooling system is completely ‘water free’

Busted!  It is impossible to dry-out your system completely. Evans recommends under 3% water content to achieve maximum benefit from the waterless coolant.  The installation procedure on our website ensures this is achieved.

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