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Mailbag: Why Do I Need to Use Antifreeze?

Q: Why do I need to use antifreeze? … A: The fluid you use in your engine’s cooling system can affect its performance. For most vehicles, a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and […]

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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 […]

Mailbag: Controlling Coolant Temps in a Chevy 350
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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 […]

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Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Avoid Coolant Contamination

Contaminated coolant is a leading cause of premature water pump failure and poor cooling efficiency. Contaminated coolant can contain particles/debris (including chunks of excess gasket material) that will clog coolant […]

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Video: Warm Weather Driving Tips to Avoid an Overheating Engine

Warmer ambient air temperatures put additional strain on your vehicle’s cooling system. If you’re doing a lot of driving in a hot climate, there are some easy inspections that you […]

Buyer's Guides / Parts

Winter Driving Checklist: How to Get Your Ride Ready for Winter Driving

For many of us in high altitude and northern regions, we’ve got to brave the elements and clock-in on time regardless of how heavy the snow is falling. But with […]

Q&A / Tech

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Facts and Myths About Coolants and Coolant Additives

Now that the temperature is heating up and my engine seems to be running hotter, I’m reading all kinds of stuff on the internet about different coolants. I’ve also seen […]

How Tos / Tech / Tech Articles

8 Essential Cooling System Checks and How to Perform Them

To prevent your street machine, muscle car, or even your daily driver from overheating, it’s important to keep your cooling system running properly. We’ve compiled eight essential cooling system checks […]

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How Tos / PowerSports / Tech

How to Maintain Your Dirt Bike’s Cooling System

For optimum engine performance and longevity, it’s imperative that you maintain the health of your dirt bike’s cooling system. Mostly, that means maintaining your radiator and constantly checking your fluid […]