We will watch with you today a detailed and simplified explanation of auto mechanics presented by our colleague Karim Deeb in a new episode of Easy Mechanics program – and he will be talking in this episode about the process of engine cooling system.
Before the new topic, we’re going to talk about today, we’ll remind you of what we talked about in previous episodes:
- The First Episode Of Easy Mechanics Program Is Dedicated For Engines
- Learn About Engine Internal Parts With Easy Mechanics
- What Is Inside The Cylinder Head Of Your Car Engine?
- Air Intake System Explained At The Sound Of A Thousand Horsepower
Now, back to our topic about the cooling process of the beating heart of the car, which depends on water and oil.
Watch the video to know the details in a simple way with Karim:
The engine cooling process includes two parts:
- Oil system:
Engine oil reduces friction in the moving parts of the engine, which reduces the heat generated by friction. The oil collects in the oil sump, located under the engine. After that, the oil pump sucks oil from the sump through the oil filter, and then the pump circulates it between the moving engine parts.
- Water system:
It depends on Engine coolant, also known as antifreeze, which is mixed with water to keep the radiator from freezing in extreme cold and overheating in extreme heat (It boils at 120 ° C)
There are two types of radiator water available:
- Green radiator fluid is for motors that do not have much power and are equipped with regular pumps
- Redwater radiator fluid for high-performance cars.
Kareem highlighted the importance of providing the car with Engine coolant fluids, not ordinary water, because that would, God forbid, cause major problems for the engine in case the water freezes at low temperatures or boils in the hot climate of the Arab Gulf region. He also stressed the need to pay attention to the fluid level in the radiator, because if there was a significant shortage, this means there might be a leak or a problem with the radiator cap.