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Old 01-18-2016, 08:58 PM
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Default Is anyone running Evan's waterless coolant in the Polaris 800 clean player

Was wondering if anyone has tried it? Let me know thanks

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Old 01-19-2016, 09:44 AM
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Yes, tried it....ran it for about 60 miles, flushed it out and went back to water based coolant. Propylene glycol does NOT have the quick heat transferability of water.....in the best snow and cooling conditions possible it was impossible to keep the sled under 140 degrees. It was a waste of $150 for me, don't let it be one for you.

If you're interested and do some hard searching, there's others who've found this to be true as well. Depending on your conditions as well, others have reported that the Evans is too thick for the water pump to efficiently push through the system, resulting in overloading the water pump and in some cases, breaking the impellers. I was reassured by an Evans rep. that that problem was with an "old" formula but he wouldn't verify that that problem had been entirely solved with the "new" one as well.

All research that I did was looking at 800s from 11-15 and even with the pitfalls I still decided to try it.....I was more concerned with cavitation and corrosion in the system, but since the Evans won't even cool the sled properly it isn't worth the risk. I flushed it out and replaced it with my favorite coolant for aluminum systems (Caterpillar CAT-1 ELC) and did the "$28 mod" and now my sled runs from 105-119 all day every day....couldn't be happier.
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My question is - Why?

What is it about traditional antifreeze/coolant that you don't like?
What issue are you trying to address with a different product?

Sounds like a solution that's looking for a problem. :dunno
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My question is - Why?

What is it about traditional antifreeze/coolant that you don't like?
What issue are you trying to address with a different product?

Sounds like a solution that's looking for a problem. :dunno
If it helps I can at least answer how I answered those questions

1. Not sufficient enough protection against cavitation on aluminum surfaces and the scaly nasty corrosion that comes with using a standard antifreeze/water combo

2. Better heat transfer/better protection for the system.
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I would venture to guess that the factory uses an outdated version / lower quality antifreeze . I started using one of the automobile manufactures premium antifreeze and so far I haven't noticed any of the corrosion or scaling that is normally found on the bolts holding the jugs under the water jacket .
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My question is - Why?

What is it about traditional antifreeze/coolant that you don't like?
What issue are you trying to address with a different product?

Sounds like a solution that's looking for a problem. :dunno
My temperature light came on Once about a mile from the truck pulled over and got into some snow. the next ride within five miles my left piston when out before that it had been running great so I just wondered if there was a better coolant.

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I believe there is also no expansion with evans so no pressure. I believe the boiling point is higher.

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My temperature light came on Once about a mile from the truck pulled over and got into some snow. the next ride within five miles my left piston when out before that it had been running great so I just wondered if there was a better coolant.

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There are better coolants, but I can tell you from experience that in our sleds, it's not Evans.....
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There are better coolants, but I can tell you from experience that in our sleds, it's not Evans.....
How hot did yours run with the evans?

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In the best conditions and minimal load, it wouldn't drop below 135. 140-165 was the new "operating area"
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