Post Tagged with: "cooling system tech"

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Mailbag: What Does an Oil Restrictor Do?

Q: What is an oil restrictor? … A: An oil restrictor installs in the oil passages of the engine block. It limits the flow of oil to certain parts of […]

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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Video: Pro Tips for Cooling System Maintenance and Repair

An effective cooling system is critical to achieving peak engine performance. In today’s video, Jason Mirth, US Motor Works’ product manager for cooling systems, shares pro tips for replacing your […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Losing Your Cool: 9 Cooling System Myths and Mistakes — and Why to Avoid Them!

There are many myths and misconceptions about engine cooling, but the truth is your engine’s cooling system must perform a balancing act. It needs to extract enough heat to keep your engine happy, […]

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Mailbag: Budget-Friendly Ways to Lower Engine Operating Temps

Q: I bought a 1988 Camaro IROC-Z with a 350 TPI (the second I have owned). My question is about engine running temperature. When the car is not moving faster than 30 […]

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Mailbag: Could Your Engine’s Power Loss Be a Sign of a Poor Cooling System?

  Q: I own a 1966 Chevy Biscayne with a 468-cubic-inch big block Chevy engine. It has 12:1 compression, Crane 298-degree duration cam, oval port cylinder heads, 926 cfm Holley double pumper […]