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Effects of cooling system thermostat removal in hot climate

Effects of cooling system thermostat removal in hot climate

There is a myth that is quite popular in some countries with hot climate, even among mechanics; "cooling system's thermostat is not needed in the car".
This believe is not necessarily true even though the importance of the thermostat is not as much as it is in a car in a cold climate.
Some of the effects of thermostat delete;
The engine does not warm up on time. One function of the thermostat is preventing the coolant from circulation until the engine has attained a particular temperature. When the thermostat is not in place, the coolant begins to circulate right from the moment the engine is started. This extends the time the engine takes to attain operating temperature. The cooler the ambient temperature, the more time it will take to attain operating temperature.
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How to clean cooling system-that is contaminated with engine oil or transmission oil

How to clean cooling system-that is contaminated with engine oil or transmission oil

A very frustrating situation can arise where either the engine oil or automatic transmission fluid finds its way into the cooling system and mixes with the coolant solution. The oil will be present all over the engine, radiator, expansion tank, coolant reservoir and hoses. 
This can happen through the following faults;
Leaking cylinder head gasketCracked cylinder headFaulty engine oil cooler or heat exchanger Faulty transmission oil cooler or heat exchangerHuman error (pouring engine oil into the coolant reservoir or expansion tank)
Removing oil from the cooling system can be a very difficult task to accomplish and it is one that requires a lot of patience and perseverance.
Luckily, commonly available dishwashers are very effective in getting rid of oil from t..

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Temporary car thermostat bypass

Temporary car thermostat bypass

Many people have asked whether it is good to remove the thermostat in their cars, especially those in hot climate regions. The answer is simply NO! It is not good. But there can be cases of emergency where thermostat is stuck closed and the car needs to be driven to a workshop or home. In this kind of circumstance, the thermostat can be temporarily removed if it is easily accessible. 
For fuel economy and engine longevity concerns, the best thing to do is to have the engine's thermostat remain in fixed in the engine. This can make the rings to last long and make the engine to deliver better fuel efficiency. 
Where proper preventive maintenance of using coolant solution, replacing the coolant and replacing the thermostat periodically is not done, it can resort to a s..

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How a poorly maintained cooling system can damage a car's transmission

How a poorly maintained cooling system can damage a car's transmission

There are some cars that have transmission heat exchangers attached to the bottom of the radiator. Mineral deposits as a result of prolonged use of water can go settle at the water passage side of the oil cooler and block it. You will then have only ATF circulating but not water and hence no heat exchange. This is the beginning of the end of such transmission.
As the transmission will be overheating especially during high ambient temperatures, sporty or high speed driving.
This is because there would no longer be heat transfer from the transmission fluid to the coolant.
The transmission overheats, oil gets burned, clutches wear out, solenoids overheat and gets damaged, electrical wires resistances increase and so on.
This can be prevented by ensuring that the cooling system mai..

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