Draining Coolant

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dlevy
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Re: Draining Coolant

Post by dlevy » December 12th, 2020, 6:58 am

What do you mean not sealed?

Here is an article about Evans being used in a 1930 Model A cross country record-breaking drive, NY to California (50 hours).
https://secure.performanceracing.com/ne ... record-set

Evans site RE: use in a '29 Model A:
https://www.evanscoolant.com/how-it-works/forum/
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KimVanOrder
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Re: Draining Coolant

Post by KimVanOrder » December 12th, 2020, 9:37 am

Chris Haynes wrote:
December 11th, 2020, 11:46 pm
Evans doesn't recommend using their coolant on systems that are not sealed.
So there you go!! Stick with a 50/50 mix. and one bottle of water wetter, and your all set for any weather. Boiling point is way up there... I've run it for years with no issues.
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Neil Wilson
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Re: Draining Coolant

Post by Neil Wilson » December 12th, 2020, 10:01 am

dlevy wrote:
December 12th, 2020, 6:58 am
What do you mean not sealed?

Here is an article about Evans being used in a 1930 Model A cross country record, NY to California (50 hours).

https://secure.performanceracing.com/ne ... record-set
Maybe "sealed" mean "pressurized"???

dlevy, the article does not provide information regarding the radiator. It could have been stock or a pressurized radiator. That would be of interest.
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1crosscut
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Re: Draining Coolant

Post by 1crosscut » December 12th, 2020, 3:54 pm

Okay maybe it's just me but if you have had your engine rebuilt you should not need to use a product that has "better heat transfer" etc... If you have problems after a fresh rebuild your problem with overheating will most likely be your radiator.
A 50/50 mix of a standard coolant and distilled water should work just fine.
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dlevy
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Re: Draining Coolant

Post by dlevy » December 12th, 2020, 7:56 pm

Looking at the Evans more for the no corrosion aspect.

I just installed a new Brassworks Dimple fin radiator, so should not have a coolant flow concern.

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Chris Haynes
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Re: Draining Coolant

Post by Chris Haynes » December 12th, 2020, 10:50 pm

dlevy wrote:
December 12th, 2020, 6:58 am
What do you mean not sealed?

Here is an article about Evans being used in a 1930 Model A cross country record-breaking drive, NY to California (50 hours).
https://secure.performanceracing.com/ne ... record-set
I read the article. No where does it say if it was a sealed or open system.
I use Evans Water-less coolant in my 1930 Model A and I love it. I do have a pressurized system.

KimVanOrder
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Re: Draining Coolant

Post by KimVanOrder » December 13th, 2020, 9:39 am

Nothing to do with coolant. I noticed on your pic. the number on the engine is 'highlighted' with white paint. While the cab is off, could you do the same with the number on the frame and post a picture of it, Please. Some say the number is under the cab once it is mounted. On my '28 it is just in front of the cab. Still visible. I sincerely doubt that some one re stamped it. Back then and knowing everyone that has owned it , no one cares about the number enough to even bother to do that...

Just currious..

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cokefirst
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Re: Draining Coolant

Post by cokefirst » February 9th, 2021, 3:36 pm

I was having some heating issues with my AA. The vehicle had the original radiator, so when I went through the restoration refresh, I bought a new Brasscraft radiator. I also used Evans coolant. You can have 5% water in the system. With the old coolant and radiator, I used to get a spray of water out of the radiator when it overheated. After putting in the new radiator and reassembling the system, I put in the Evans coolant. I am glad I did. No overheating and no worries about steam since the Evans has a boiling point of 600 degrees. I am very happy with the Evans and plan to use in on more of my vehicles as I restore them.

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Re: Draining Coolant

Post by Chris Haynes » February 12th, 2021, 9:36 pm

Water-less coolant means no rust.

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