The purpose of the Engine Cooling System is to prevent the overheating of your vehicle’s engine. With engine combustion reaching extremely high temperatures, the resulting heat needs to be dissipated. An efficient cooling system is essential to prevent the engine from burning!! Another function of the cooling system is to regulate the temperature inside the passenger compartment, insuring your comfort and that of your passengers.
On most recent vehicles, the engine cooling system is pressurized. You should not attempt to effectuate maintenance or repair work on the system. Servicing or repairing this system requires specific tools and adequate training. That is exactly what Autotech Performance can do for you!
Coolant leaks can occur anywhere in the cooling system. Nine out of ten times, coolant leaks are easy to find because the coolant can be seen dripping, spraying, seeping or bubbling from the leaky component. The first symptom of trouble is usually . But your car may also have a Low Coolant indicator lamp. If you suspect your vehicle has a coolant leak, open the hood and visually inspect the engine and cooling system for any sign of liquid leaking from the engine, radiator or hoses. The color of the coolant may be green, orange or yellow depending on the type of antifreeze in the system. You may also notice a sweet smell, which is a characteristic odor of ethylene glycol antifreeze.
The main parts of the engine cooling system are the radiator, pressure cap, hoses, thermostat, water pump, fan, and fan belt (except on electric fan engines). The system is filled with coolant, which should be a 50-50 mixture of antifreeze and water. No matter where you live or how hot or cold the weather becomes, the mixture should be maintained the year around.
|Noun||1.||engine cooling system - equipment in a motor vehicle that cools the engine|
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
fan - a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
fan belt - a belt driven by the crankshaft that drives a fan that pulls air through the radiator
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
pump - a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
radiator - a mechanism consisting of a metal honeycomb through which hot fluids circulate; heat is transferred from the fluid through the honeycomb to the airstream that is created either by the motion of the vehicle or by a fan
radiator hose - a flexible hose between the radiator and the engine block
thermoregulator, thermostat - a regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat