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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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Mailbag: How Do Thermostats Work Within a Cooling System?

In a liquid cooled engine, the thermostat is a valve installed between the water pump and the radiator. It controls when the radiator starts to cool the engine. It’s job is to […]

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Mailbag: Can I Remove the Cooling Fan Shroud?

Q: Can I remove the fan shroud on my cooling fan? … A: It might seem like it’s just in the way, but the fan shroud plays an important role in the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]