Thursday, September 1, 2022

The Coolant Life

Coolant is a hard-working fluid. Heat produced by combustion must be removed to prevent overheating. Some of that heat escapes with the exhaust and some is absorbed by the engine block. But to keep heat within the engine’s operating temperature range, coolant must be pumped through the engine to the radiator, where excess heat can be dissipated.

Besides aiding engine-temperature regulation, a quality coolant will also protect against:

• Corrosion that damages metal components.

• Scaling that interferes with heat transfer.

• Cavitation and pitting that damage cylinder liners (heavy-duty applications).

See the September AMSOIL Magazine for more information.