What is OAT coolant? Can you mix it with HOAT or IAT?
Engines are complex machines with rapidly moving metal parts and small clearances. And as such, they generate a lot of heat. You already know that coolant is an integral part of keeping your engine from exploding, and you probably also know that you have multiple coolant options that aren’t interchangeable…
Water pump failure can put a real damper on your day. If you’ve just discovered a pool of coolant underneath your car or noticed it running hot, you might be … Continue Reading The Connection Between Coolant And Water Pump Failure
Thermostats are very simple mechanical control devices that work until they don’t. There is usually not much in-between partial function. While they are not expensive to replace, testing one that … Continue Reading Engine Thermostat Testing Tips and Tricks For Better Temp Control
The thermostat is a simple device that keeps your engine cool and is relatively easy to change. Know the signs of a bad thermostat and keep your cool.
If you have done any amount of DIY auto mechanics or maintenance, you have likely been around RTV silicone. Also known as gasket maker, RTV silicone has many purposes in … Continue Reading JB Weld RTV Silicone Guide
Inside your engine is a set of valves that open and close inside the combustion chamber. This is what allows fresh fuel and air to enter the chamber and the … Continue Reading What’s In A Water Pump And Timing Belt Replacement Kit?
Car rattling noises can drive you crazy, but once you identify the problem, you can often resolve it yourself. Here are some common causes and fixes.
With summer on the horizon, we start thinking about road trips and summer drives with family and friends. You make sure the luggage is packed, the oil is changed, and … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: Common Radiator Failures
The largest component to your vehicle’s cooling system is the radiator, but did you know that the radiator is also connected to your transmission and in some cases your engine’s oiling system too? Inside your radiator are smaller radiators that help keep your transmission fluid and engine oil cool as well. The basic radiator consists of two tanks with a set of tubes…