Loss of liquid due to rupture and accumulation of tartar and rust due to bad refrigerant are problems related to this important element of the car.
One of the most important auto parts for the good mechanical operation of a car is the radiator, a basic component to maintain the optimum temperature of the engine when it works and the car is in full swing. But this element usually presents some problems associated with other parts of the cooling system, of which it forms part.
One of those disadvantages is the loss of fluid, which is due to cracks in its frame, the poor state of this or great pressure on its top. Normally, the radiator is made of aluminum or copper, and its tubs, stapled at the top, bottom or side. Precisely, these tubs are usually broken and the water goes out there.
If the radiator water tubs boot, means that the thermostat was closed. When closed, no water circulation and continue to warm the engine with the liquid remaining in the block. Meanwhile, the pressure will increase in the radiator, which will cause the vats to burst.
Incredibly, this fails causes a small piece called thermostat, kind of valve which manages the water flow to the engine radiator and vice versa. When the engine reaches the ideal temperature (90 or 95 degrees), it opens to allow the liquid to circulate. If this does not occur, the heat increases and causes the problem described above.
Tartar and rust
Another problem is the accumulation of tartar and rust. The radiator takes or should take always- one coolant additive to retain its good condition. A good coolant, as it is also known to be liquid, will ensure that the radiator is always kept clean. Otherwise, mineral residues would be trapped in it and prevent its proper thermal development.
But it is also important to know what coolant to throw at the engine. A good coolant prevents the cylinder head, block, all corroding and must be changed every 60 or 70 thousand kilometers, or going changing color.
In general, whenever the engine overheats, the prime suspect is the radiator, followed, of course, by the thermostat, water pump, or even the fan. And it is important to remember that, before a radiator break, it is better to replace it with a new one.