Cooling System - Radiator
Radiators are used for cooling internal combustion engines. To cool down the engine, a coolant is passed through the engine block, where it absorbs heat from the engine. The hot coolant is then fed into the inlet tank of the radiator and then across the radiator core. As the coolant passes through, it transfers much of its heat to the tubes which, in turn, transfer the heat to the fins that are lodged between each row of tubes. The fins then release the heat to the ambient or forced air coming through. The cooled coolant is fed back to the engine, and the cycle repeats.
TECH TIP: Best practices to get the most out of your Radiator.
- Change and flush your coolant every 2 years. Caustic or acidic coolants are unstable and bad for aluminum.
- Inspect and change coolant hoses on a regular basis.
- Even minor overheating is a major sign that something is wrong, and it’s sometimes a sign of bigger problems. It is important to immediately investigate the problem.