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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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Coolant versus water in a car's cooling system

Coolant versus water in a car's cooling system

Many vehicle users do not see the need to use coolant in their vehicles simply because they put in water and their vehicle runs fine simply because they are unaware of the long term negative effect that it will have on their vehicle's cooling system and the engine itself.
Let's see how coolant performs when used and how water performs when used in the cooling system.
• Water - This could be either tap, well or borehole water. These types of water contain minerals that cause corrosion to a car's engine block, piping and the core of a radiator. Those minerals can also cause scale formation in the cooling system.An example of where one can notice scale formation is in the home electric kettle, you will notice a brown scale inside the kettle after some use. That is scale! When w..

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