I have a feeling that I will be doing that, just need some info from people with some experience. It definatly runs a lot hotter than the Fireblade. Today I spoke to the tech rep from Evans coolant, he says that it will not necessarily make the engine run cooler but will just stop turning coolant to steam and therefore eliminating air spaces in the cooling system.
I am going to have to give this some thought, my initial testing did or reveal any problems but it is difficult to reproduce track conditions on the road. It's generally always either hot or [email protected]
hot here. Not much in-between........
Anyway, would appreciate some advice if anyone has any.
As stated by the Evans rep, the waterless coolant will prevent any localized steam bubbles from forming, and therefore increases the cooling efficiency.
The chief reason to use the waterless coolant is corrosion prevention caused by water.
Additives to water based coolant are there to buffer the pH and lower the freeze point. These additives fall out of solution over time with your coolant gradually becoming more corrosive, which is why you should flush and change out your coolant every 2 years.
Additionally, your cooling system has to be pressurized to raise the boiling point of water.
The waterless coolant has a boiling point of 375 F (190 C) and a freeze point of -40 F (-40 C) without the need for a pressurized system.
And obviously, without any water, there is no corrosion issues.
The upshot of this is a coolant good for the life of the engine or cooling system.
I checked into this a while back and talked with (and met) the Evans rep at AIMExpo in Orlando back in 2014.
I decided that was the way to go, and I have 2 x 1/2 gallon jugs pegged for my RC51.