Understanding how the engine coolant system works can enable you to identify any issues.
As a running engine builds up heat, the thermostat assesses the temperature and sends coolant and water from the radiator around the system as required. It’s the water pump that carries out the hard work, allowing the coolant to absorb the increasing heat from the engine. This heated-up coolant is returned to the radiator where it is cooled by an engine fan and the outside air.
So, what can go wrong? The thermostat or water pump might fail, perhaps through a loose pulley, and there might be a leak from the pump or radiator. Another fault with the latter area is a build-up of sludge. If you’re concerned that your engine coolant system might be failing, it’s vital to have it checked immediately.
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