Engine Overheating Topics-Engines operate efficiently at a certain temperature.

That temperature, even though it is too hot to touch by hand, is significantly cooler than it would be without a cooling system.

Engine Overheating Topics
Engine Overheating Topics

Car owners frequently don’t maintain their cooling systems as well as they should. As a result, If coolant isn’t changed, the coolant passages can experience buildup of scale and sludge.

A mixture with more than 50 percent antifreeze will cause the coolant to not perform properly, and with less than 50 percent, the engine can freeze and crack.

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A cooling system works by sending a liquid coolant through passages in the engine block and heads.  As the coolant flows through these passages, it picks up heat from the engine.  The heated fluid then makes its way through a rubber hose to the radiator in the front of the car.  As it flows through the thin tubes in the radiator, the hot liquid is cooled by the air stream entering the engine compartment from the grill in front of the car.  Once the fluid is cooled, it returns to the engine to absorb more heat.  The water pump has the job of keeping the fluid moving through this system of plumbing and hidden passages.