Gaskets: Ignoring And Top Off Troubles
Engine oil and coolant leaks should not be ignored. Topping off the levels is often more costly in the long run than repairing the leaking gasket or component. Advising a customer about the potential damage that can occur if they decline a leak repair is not a scare tactic, it is important that they know the real price of their decision.
A New Look at Cooling System Technology
While changes in modern cooling system technology might not be apparent in day-to-day servicing, the fact is that auto manufacturers are continuing to increase fuel economy and power output by changing how the cooling system operates. But technical change has developed very gradually. In the beginning, a few turn-of-the-century auto manufacturers relied on a thermal-expansion
How Ford’s New Grille Shutters Control Airflow
Some new Ford vehicles feature active grille shutters — a new system that optimizes aerodynamics by using vents to control airflow through the grille to the cooling system and engine compartment. If air is required to cool the engine, the vents are opened. If no airflow is needed, the vents are shut, contributing to significantly
ASE G1 Test Prep: Understand Engine Cooling Systems
Passing the ASE Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) Test requires in-depth knowledge of an engine’s cooling system and how each component affects the overall performance of an engine over time. The emphasis is on inspection. Here is a refresher.
Valeo Expands Its Engine Cooling Line With 210 New Radiators
Valeo Service USA is expanding its aftermarket engine cooling product line by an additional 210 new radiators. According to Valeo, the company’s factory installation-quality radiators are lightweight, easy to install, efficient and durable. The brazed-aluminum radiators feature advanced fin designs for optimum heat transfer, cross-flow or down-flow configurations and a broad core thickness range to cover nearly all vehicle segments.
Spectra Premium Radiator Coolant Test Strip Kits Now Available In Canada
Spectra Premium Industries has introduced new Radiator Coolant Test Strip kits in Canada. The U.S. launch will follow at a later date that is yet to be determined, the company says.
A/C Update: Compressor Inspection May Lead To Worn Clutch Problem
When a customer comes in complaining that their vehicle’s A/C system is working improperly, the problem can stem from a number of things. And the best way to begin any A/C repair is with a thorough inspection of the components. After checking components like the belts, the hoses and the related connections, the next step is a visual inspection of the A/C compressor.
Import Coverage Included In DENSO Sales California’s 2013 Radiator And Condenser Catalog
DENSO Sales California has announced the availability of its new 2013 Radiator and Condenser catalog. The catalog includes 15 new radiator and 19 new condenser part numbers, covering 453 new radiator and 338 new condenser listings.
DENSO Sales California Releases New 2013 Radiator And Condenser Catalog
DENSO Sales California has announced the availability of its new 2013 Radiator and Condenser catalog. The catalog includes 15 new radiator and 19 new condenser part numbers, covering 453 new radiator and 338 new condenser listings for domestic, import car, light-duty truck and van applications. For the first time, catalog pages are translated in English, French and Spanish as well.
Silla Automotive Announces New Packaging Design And Box Material
Silla Automotive recently introduced a new packaging design for its radiators at the AAPEX Show. This new design will further protect and support the radiator against damage during shipping and handling and reduce the chance of bending or warping while in transit, according to the company.
Memory Lane: Nuts, Bolts And Screws – Finishing A Chevy Restoration Project
Gary Goms discusses the mechanical challenges of restoring a truck that he began maintaining when he went to work in a gas station – back in 1957!
Tech Tip: Coolant is Leaking from Ford’s Coolant Expansion Tank
Some 2006-’09 Explorer, Mountaineer and 2007-’09 Explorer Sport Trac vehicles equipped with 4.0L engine may experience coolant leaking from the coolant expansion tank.