Cooling

Mailbag: The Difference Between Single-, Double-, and Triple-Pass Radiators
Cooling / Q&A

Mailbag: The Difference Between Single-, Double-, and Triple-Pass Radiators

Q: What is a double-pass radiator? … A: In a single-pass radiator, coolant only crosses the radiator core one time. Fluid enters the inlet. It flows across the core in […]

Cooling / Tech Articles

Cooling System Tech: Overflow Tanks vs. Expansion Tanks

By Nicholas Thomas, Mishimoto Back in the infancy of liquid-cooled engines, nearly all emissions systems would vent chemicals and harmful vapors into the atmosphere. No PCV or CCV lines, and […]

Cooling / Q&A

Mailbag: Is a 3-Row Radiator Better Than a 2-Row One?

Cooling Basics – Row Quantity vs. Tube Size In the radiator core, coolant flows through tubes. The tubes are joined together by the fins. More heat can be exchanged when […]

Cooling / Tech Articles

Mailbag: An Intro to Fan Clutches and How They Work

The fan clutch is an important part of your cooling system. Its drive shaft attaches to the water pump. Then, the fan attaches to the clutch housing. The fan clutch’s job is […]

Cooling / Ignition & Electrical / Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 11): Wiring Up and Cooling Off

In this update we’re starting on our big wiring job and keeping that turbocharged tornado frosty with a front mount intercooler and methanol injection kit. LS-based engine swaps are popular […]

Cooling / Induction / Tech Articles

AN Fittings Torque Chart for Automotive Plumbing

AN stands for Army-Navy. The size specifications were established by the U.S. military during World War II and were originally used in the aerospace industry. AN fittings use a 37-degree […]

Cooling / Engine & Exhaust / Induction / Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 10): Plumbing for Fuel, Oil and Water

It’s time to tackle the important job of plumbing the lines for all the vital fluids that will keep Firebolt alive and well. This turbo 5.3 will need plenty of […]

Cooling / Q&A

Mailbag: Controlling Coolant Temps in a Chevy 350

Q: I’m trying to control the coolant temperature in my project vehicle. It’s got a new Chevy 350 engine block with a high-flow water pump and thermostat, plus I’m running […]

Mechanical Water Pump FAQ: Pump Rotation, Increased Flow, Measuring & More
Cooling / Q&A

Mechanical Water Pump FAQ: Pump Rotation, Increased Flow, Measuring & More

The water pump wizards over at Tuff Stuff Performance field a ton of questions about things like pump sizes, flow rates, belt routing, and all sorts of other cooling-related issues. […]

Cooling / Engine & Exhaust / Induction / Product Installs / Tech / Videos & Galleries

Video 101: Installing a Serpentine Pulley System on a Small Block Chevy

Serpentine pulley systems offer some considerable advantages over V-belt systems. As we covered in our post on What You Need to Know when Choosing Pulleys, serpentine belts offer greater resistance to stretching […]