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Hi!
Any one use this coolant ?
Evans Waterless Coolant Autocool 180 (5 Litre)
[p]Evans Waterless Coolants have a boiling point above 180�C and will not vapourise, thus eliminating overheating, boil-over and after-boil. Evans Waterless Coolants generate very low vapour pressures reducing strain on engine cooling system components. Evans Waterless Coolants contain no oxygen effectively eliminating corrosion. We recommend using Evans Prep Fluid before using Evans waterless coolant [p/] Eliminates Engine Overheating Reduces Pressure Prevents Corrosion Increases BHP Stops Erosion Antifreeze Protection Non-Toxic


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Power Cool 180° is the coolant of choice for many professional racing teams and performance car specialists. For manufacturers such as Noble, no other coolant offers the performance of Evans waterless coolants.
 

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Never heard of it, but I wouldn't believe someone who claims an increase in bhp just by using a different coolant. Sounds like snakeoil to me.
More important, ALWAYS use the kind of coolant MB prescribes!
I've read reports on the Dutch MB forum of people who used the wrong coolant an ended up with a complete ruined cylinder head. Not only the gasket but also the head.
Costs for this guy for an E500 were 9,971 euro.............................
 

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I was looking at this last night after watching wheeler dealers TR6 episode where they used it but didn't disclose the brand
The theory makes sense but trying it is another matter ....

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Only use fluids recommended by Mercedes-Benz in the owner's manual. Ever. They know what chemistry in fluids like coolant & oil matches best with the metallurgy in their engines.
 

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There is another thread about this somewhere . After looking into it I wouldn't be putting it anywhere near my cars.
 

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I was wondering after 3 years of this initial post whether anybody has tried this type of coolant? I know that a couple of posters on the original thread 'dissed' it as snake oil or whatever but the theory sounds good to me. It's basically Propylene Glycol (PG) (the stuff everybody is vaping) which is quite inert and has a boiling point of 180 degrees. The idea is to completely replace the water content of traditional coolant which is basically Ethylene Glycol + water and is the part of traditional coolant that breaks down and causes the problems due to the water turning to steam at anything above 100 degrees. So has anybody tried it? and how did you get on?
TIA
 

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I have used Evans in my R107

for nearly 6 years now. No problems at all. Wouldn't know about bhp as I have long grown out of putting my cars on dynos.
I've had it in my SL320 for about a year now. No problems either.

Jay Leno and I seem to like it, but I'll bet Evans give him a good price for the quantity he needs for his garage.>:D
 

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If your cooling system is working correctly, and well maintained, then there is no advantage to using waterless coolant.


The SLK cooling system seems quite robust and reliable (dont hear many stories of overheating and leaks) so do not see the point!
 

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"Increases BHP"


Yes, of course it will:D:D:D
Yes I tend to agree with you Steven, but I wasn't really thinking of the power increase side of things, more the fact that once done you don't have to change it every couple of years, also that I could see it being kinder to the engine due to less pressure in the system, less cavitation on the water pump, duo valve and other components. I'm trying to assess whether the £200 it will cost is money well spent.
 

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I saw the Wheeler Dealers episode Digger42 mentioned but the handbook for my 2008 SLK200 says in the service schedule that the coolant needs to be changed after 15 years or 150,000 miles. Plenty of time to think about it.
 
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