The automotive hobby is best enjoyed during the warmer months of the year when the weather is amazing and more time can be spent outside. That warm weather can quickly turn brutally hot and if you’re feeling the heat, so is the engine in your high-performance vehicle. Waterless coolant is a great way to keep your engine happy and running cooler even when the heat is on the outside.
Nearly any coolant you dump into your radiator is going to contain a certain percentage of water that has to absorb the heat generated during the engine’s operation. The problem is water has a very low boiling point that will create pressure when it vaporizes in the cooling system, or corrode the metal inside the engine. Waterless coolant can circumvent these problems via its ability to transfer heat better at a higher boiling point of 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and that can reduce pressure on the cooling system by avoiding vaporization.
When water-based coolants hit their boiling point and turn water to vapor, it can damage the engine because coolant can’t come in contact with the overheated metals. These hot spots will cause the overall engine temperature to rise and cause engine damage. Mike Evans from Evans Waterless Coolant explains how waterless coolant can avoid these heat-related issues.
“With its boiling point of 375 degrees Fahrenheit, waterless coolant does not create water vapor, even at higher temperatures. This ensures efficient heat transfer – even at temperatures well past the failure point of water-based coolant,” Evans says. “As a result, cooling system pressure is much lower, avoiding coolant loss and boil-over. Waterless coolant remains stable and operates at a psi of about 2-4 pounds, relieving stress on hoses, seals, and gaskets. The result is no corrosion, no pressure, no boiling.”
Another benefit of a waterless coolant like the products that Evans produces is the low maintenance factor. The waterless coolants won’t break down over time and are designed to last just as long as your engine. There’s no need to add coolant, change the coolant, or even flush your radiator at the end of the season.
Make sure you check out the Evans Waterless Coolant website for more information about how a waterless coolant can help your vehicle perform better in the heat.