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Morgan Wright last won the day on December 10 2019

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  1. I got this in private email, so I'm not including the name. Morgan, I am using Evans waterless coolant in my 1925 Buick. I like the idea of a lifetime coolant, and that it will not boil over. So far I am pleased with how it performs. My 2002 Porsche 911 also had lifetime antifreeze from the factory so it is a good technology. It seems to be doing a good job with managing the temperature. Normal operating temperature is 185F. If I shut off the engine, it will creep above 205F. Once the car is started, it brings the temperature back down. Below are notes ab
  2. I drained my system and heated the 3 gallons of Evans so it's 1% water now. Used the electric stove because the propane stove might ignite it, this stuff is slightly flammable but more so when it cooks. .
  3. Pretty much everything he said is wrong. In addition to the other mistakes me made, he said Evans has a propensity to leak , but it has the opposite. My packing nut used to drip a little water, now it never does, because Evans is much more viscous than water. Who says it leaks? That makes no sense anyway, it's the reason 600W oil doesn't leak as much as 30W. Just common sense
  4. I don't have elevated temperatures. I'm sure if you measured your car with an IR thermometer you will find that the heads are 20 degrees hotter than the coolant temperature, and the radiator temp is probably 20 degrees cooler than the coolant. That's how it works. It takes heat from the heads and transfers it to the radiator. So everybody saying my car is overheating just never measured their head temperatures. I was just as surprised as anybody when the car boiled over when the radiator was only 180, the boiling water was coming in from the heads and shooting out the upper radiator hose when
  5. This car was designed to run on water and denatured alcohol, which it does very well and never overheats, and I put over 100 miles on the car this summer, many hot days it was over 90, no problem. It only overheats when I let it idle for 15 minutes at car shows for people to watch, so I shut it off after 10 minutes every time. Big whoop. I thoroughly removed all the rust from the water jacket long ago using muriatic acid, and the radiator was flushed professionally long ago by a radiator shop, so all your speculations about that are DEAD WRONG. But water and alcohol offers no rust
  6. We understand that you hate Evans. Your reasons have all been wrong, but you keep on making up new ones as I disprove the old ones. The molecules are too small so it seeps through gaskets. Except the molecules are bigger and the only gasket is graphite packing, which nothing seeps through. And molecule size doesn't matter. It costs $400, except only $146. So, if it were a Packard 12 or a large truck it would hold 11 gallons. But it's 3.25 gallons. You tell how horrible it is to get 3% water in glycol, so the best coolant is 50% water in glycol. C'mon, man.
  7. Yeah, I expect to have to change the oil more often if the overall temperature is higher. But even with the higher overall temp, there will be no "hot spots" like there is with plain water, where the temperature is so high in a small area in the head that there can be a spot where the water vaporizes, and vaporized water doesn't cool like liquid water, so that spot gets even hotter still. Since the boiling point of Evans is 375, there will be no hot spots, even if the overall temp is hotter.
  8. Parades are a problem BECAUSE the car is basically at idle. What load is there in a parade? You need forward motion to cool the radiator.
  9. One constant problem with parades.....they go too slow for these old cars which need forward motion to cool the radiator because these cars have no pressure cap boil at 212, they got smart later on and added a pressure cap to raise the boiling point.
  10. Notice the car boiled over when the radiator temperature was 180 (the heads were over 212).
  11. All you have to do is look at the above posts, and the head temperatures I measured. Head temperatures are way higher than radiator hose temperatures where thermostats are.
  12. Brake fluid doesn't get hot and drive the water out, coolant does, the same way water (product of combustion) gets driven out of the motor oil by heat. Also, not $400......$48 x 3 = $144
  13. You shouldn't be "dumping" your coolant to service a packing. Environmentalists will protest and block the road. Use a bucket. Also, my experiment proves that heat in the 200-250 degree range drives the water out of Evans so the only way it picks up water from the air is if it sits and you never drive it. That's what the wheels are for.
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