Monthly Archives: August 2017

Why Our Cars Overheat

Why Our Cars Overheat

Discover the most common reasons for overheating engines. Continue reading

Want To Know How A Thermostat Works?

Want To Know How A Thermostat Works?

A car’s thermostat is an integral part of the cooling system. It’s important to know what it does and how it works so that we can remedy any problems that may come up. Continue reading

Comparing Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled Vehicles

Comparing Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled Vehicles

Air-cooled engines rely on the circulation of air directly over hot parts of the engine to cool them. Continue reading

Check Out How F1 Cars Keep Cool

Check Out How F1 Cars Keep Cool

Thanks to the advent of turbochargers, big inter-cooler radiators enter the F1 vernacular since 2014. Where will they be sited? And how large they be? Craig Scarborough talks us through the radiator layouts – and talks, too, about the problems of keeping all the electrics at manageable temperatures. Continue reading

ARCA: Austin Theriault wins Road America thriller.

ARCA: Austin Theriault wins Road America thriller.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 27, 2017) — What looked like a full course Austin Cindric runaway turned into a last-lap Austin Theriault takeaway Sunday afternoon at Road America. Theriault, in Ken Schrader’s No. 52 Ford, steered through two last-lap incidents and came out the winner of the wild ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Road America 100. “We were lucky and smart today,” said Theriault. “We made the least amount of mistakes. I knew those guys were fast in front of me and behind me. It came down to not overdoing it, especially on that last lap. Everybody was … Continue reading

Car Cooling Tech in NASCAR

Car Cooling Tech in NASCAR

With cockpit temperatures that can soar past 140 degrees even on a nice day, dehydration and heat exhaustion are a major concern in NASCAR racing. Continue reading

Some Insight To Cooling Systems In Race Cars

Some Insight To Cooling Systems In Race Cars

There are many ways for a race engine to have cooling problems. The air/fuel mixture has a definite bearing on engine heat. A lean mixture will burn hotter. The type of fuel is important, too. Continue reading

Why Is Car Cooling Necessary?

Why Is Car Cooling Necessary?

Internal combustion engine cooling uses either air or a liquid to remove the waste heat from an internal combustion engine. For small or special purpose engines, air cooling makes for a lightweight and relatively simple system. Continue reading

Learn More About The Science Behind Your Cooling System

Learn More About The Science Behind Your Cooling System

Photo: Some rights reserved by Kingsway School It’s important to know what makes our car’s cooling system tick in order to understand it better. This can be very useful for repairs and also for your overall use of the vehicle. Heat Transfer / Boiling Point/Pressure / Electrolysis / Centrifugal Force / Air Cooling / Liquid Cooling / Radiator / Radiator pressure cap / Coolant System Hoses / Thermostat / Water Pump / Cooling Fan / Recovery System / Thermo Switch / Temperature Indicators / Rotary Engine Cooling System From: Mohamed Kansow

Racing Car’s Cooling System

Racing Car’s Cooling System

With a 400 HP engine and two 120KW motors, the ZEOD RC generates a good amount of heat. How does the ZEOD RC cooling system work? The ZEOD RC uses two cooling systems, both of which have cooling for both the ICE and electric systems. A single radiator on this vehicle cools the electric motors, controllers, the engine, the engine oil, and the transmission oil! The ZEOD RC is an electric racecar designed to make the first all electric lap at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in June, 2014. The ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing … Continue reading