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Evans coolant??

I'm thinking about swapping my Gold out for either more Gold cause it's time for a flush and I'm not switching to ELC unless it's Evans. Any thoughts on Evans? Anyone using it and whatcha think about it? I heard it has excellent corrosion protection properties, and because it's a waterless system, you can pop the cap on the degas bottle immediately after driving it at operating temps without the cap blowing in your face. Sounds like a winner to me. The catch is I live in Kodiak, Alaska so where would I purchase it? I have a NAPA here but that's it.

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you have to flush the system first then remove 100% of the water, looks like with shipping it will run around $280 plus shipping, plus flushing
http://www.dieselsite.com/coolant.aspx
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this is a touchy subject on this site for some reason. always has been.

i just dont like what it is really. i mean gold works fine or elc. why waterless. and theres a boil point issue ive heard of. flammable.

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you have to flush the system first then remove 100% of the water, looks like with shipping it will run around $280 plus shipping, plus flushing
http://www.dieselsite.com/coolant.aspx
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I was reading about it and basically you get as much of the water out as you can. You put a 1/6" hole in the degas cap and run the truck for like a week or so. In that time, the remaining water would have burned itself out through steam leaving just the Evans coolant. Not sure if that's true or not.

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this is a touchy subject on this site for some reason. always has been.

i just dont like what it is really. i mean gold works fine or elc. why waterless. and theres a boil point issue ive heard of. flammable.
Wonder why it would be so touchy but that's good to know about the flammable problem. Maybe I need to do more research.....or just flush my system and put the Gold back in with my coolant filter.

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I was reading about it and basically you get as much of the water out as you can. You put a 1/6" hole in the degas cap and run the truck for like a week or so. In that time, the remaining water would have burned itself out through steam leaving just the Evans coolant. Not sure if that's true or not.



Wonder why it would be so touchy but that's good to know about the flammable problem. Maybe I need to do more research.....or just flush my system and put the Gold back in with my coolant filter.
The subject itself isn't touchy, it's just that people get caught up in the moment about defending their position. We had quite a lengthy debate on it a while back and I actually came to switch my position concerning it. Not enough to buy it and run it in my truck, mainly because it is 3x as much as switching to ELC. I'll see if I can find the link for you.

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PS. The flammability problem isn't unique to the Evans coolant, although that was part of the debate as well.

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The subject itself isn't touchy, it's just that people get caught up in the moment about defending their position. We had quite a lengthy debate on it a while back and I actually came to switch my position concerning it. Not enough to buy it and run it in my truck, mainly because it is 3x as much as switching to ELC. I'll see if I can find the link for you.

****EDIT: LINK included*****

PS. The flammability problem isn't unique to the Evans coolant, although that was part of the debate as well.
Good enough for me. lol. Thanks again!!

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Had to ask, why the Napa fuel filters
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Had to ask, why the Napa fuel filters
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There's a couple things to consider here:

1. The paper filters in the HFCM and on the engine, in my truck are Motorcraft filters, FD-4616. When it comes to the paper filters, I won't use anything other than Motorcraft.

2. I don't like the "water in fuel" non-sense of my HFCM. Light comes on, drain it. Light comes on, drain it...repeat forever.

So, what I did, was I purchased a NAPA water separator and fuel filter and mounted them on the frame rail, between the fuel tank and the HFCM (the exact same way an AirDog would be setup). That particular NAPA water separator does a hell of better job with the water than the HFCM. In fact, I just had that pump replaced last week (because the pump was corroded) to the tune of $600 total (parts, labor, tax, shipping), not including the $85 tow fee to get it to the dealer.

With that being said, I don't know if you realized the NAPA filters were extras on top of the Motorcraft because if you did, and still think they are bad, that would be like saying the AirDog is a bad setup because that's essentially the exact same thing I have.

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All i asked, why the Napa filter, and you told me.
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All i asked, why the Napa filter, and you told me.
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