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Automotive Cooling system Myths

Don’t believe these 7 cooling system myths Cooling system Myth #1 Removing the thermostat reduces overheating If you think you can prevent engine overheating by removing the thermostat, think again! The thermostat serves two purposes; • acts like a valve to regulate flow to keep the engine at a set temperature • when fully open, the thermostat acts as a flow restrictor to prevent coolant from flowing too quickly through the radiator. When coolant flows too quickly through the radiator, it can’t offload the proper amount of heat. When you … Read More

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