Let’s talk about an important component in bikes today – Coolant. As most bikers would know, coolant plays an important role in keeping our bike engine cool and running at optimal temperature. With so many brands of coolant available on the market, it is little wonder bikers are often faced with the dilemma of choosing which coolant to use. For the folks at Speedzone, one of our favourite coolant brands is the Evans Waterless Coolant. Let’s see why this particular brand of coolant has found its way onto our list.
Most commercially available engine coolants are usually in a 50:50 ratio of water to coolant formulation. Evans Waterless Coolant boasts to be the only non water-based commercial coolant available on the market.
Which brings me to my next point – What is so bad about water in a coolant, you may ask. For starters, the boiling point of water is only 100°C. As engines operate very close to the boiling point of water, boiling actually occurs and this causes pressure within the cooling system. The boiling point of water is therefore the failure temperature of the cooling system. Further, water is aggressive toward cooling system metals and promotes electrolysis between dissimilar metals within the cooling system and contains oxygen which encourages corrosion in any cooling system.
Evans coolant has a boiling point of over 180°C, which is far greater than traditional coolants which typically boil at 100°C. This removes the threat of corrosion, electrolysis, liner pitting, water pump cavitation, detonation and over heating. The coolant is made of blended heat transfer fluids and a proprietary inhibitor package.
Evans coolant contains Evans patented DeTox™ additive and has been classified as non-toxic by an EPA certified laboratory. However as with all chemicals, do not consume. Keep away from children. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Rinse hands and eyes with water after incidental contact.
It is strongly recommended that you do not add water to your Evans coolant. The only exception is in the event of an emergency. Evans Waterless Coolant is completely miscible with water. However once you exceed 5%, the benefits of the coolant are compromised. We recommend that as soon as possible, you refill with Evans Waterless Coolant to regain its benefits.
So which Evans coolant should you be using? We highly recommend the Evans Powersport Waterless Engine Coolant specially made for motorcycles, ATV & UTV.
Drop by Speedzone today and experience the change with the Evans Powersport Waterless Engine Coolant. Alternatively, check out our full range of motorbike accessories available online!