Monthly Archives: September 2017

ARCA: Theriault takes another thriller, wins Crosley 150 at Kentucky

ARCA: Theriault takes another thriller, wins Crosley 150 at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2017) — It was survival of the fittest tonight at Kentucky Speedway. It was also a daring four-wide move that included Austin Theriault on a late-race restart that paid off handsomely for the Fort Kent, Maine driver. In the end, Theriault, in the No. 52 Cross Insurance Ford, held off Sheldon Creed and Zane Smith over a green-white-checker finish to win the wild Crosley Brands 150 Friday night, his seventh ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory of the season. “We had good position on the bottom and could run wide open down there,” said … Continue reading

Learn More About Radiators

Learn More About Radiators

Photo: Some rights reserved by Rob Marson ­­ A radiator is a type of heat exchanger. It is designed to transfer heat from the hot coolant that flows through it to the air blown through it by the fan. Most modern cars use aluminum radiators. These radiators are made by brazing thin aluminum fins to flattened aluminum tubes. The coolant flows from the inlet to the outlet through many tubes mounted in a parallel arrangement. The fins conduct the heat from the tubes and transfer it to the air flowing through the radiator. Here are some helpful tips about … Continue reading

Learn About ARCA and VR-12.

Learn About ARCA and VR-12.

VR-12 has been declared an Official ARCA Participating Manufacturer. For us this is truly an honor. Continue reading

What Is Coolant/Antifreeze?

What Is Coolant/Antifreeze?

A coolant is a fluid which flows through or around a device to prevent the device from overheating, transferring the heat produced by the device to other devices that either use or dissipate it. Continue reading

How to Fix a Water Pump

How to Fix a Water Pump

Photo: Some rights reserved by Hacen Dadda Fixing a water pump refers to the process of replacing an essential part of your vehicle’s cooling system. It is one of the least complicated procedures to carry out, as far as auto repairs go, so almost anyone who can operate a wrench can do this on their own. Follow these steps for how to fix a water pump. Steps Confirm that the water pump is nonoperational by examining the functionality of the bearings by manually jostling the fan blade. This applies to fan operated cooling systems. The fan bearing should remain … Continue reading

Radiators And What They Do

Radiators And What They Do

Photo: Some rights reserved by andrewasmith Radiators are heat exchangers used to transfer thermal energy from one medium to another for the purpose of cooling and heating. The majority of radiators are constructed to function in automobiles, buildings, and electronics. The radiator is always a source of heat to its environment, although this may be for either the purpose of heating this environment, or for cooling the fluid or coolant supplied to it, as for engine cooling. Despite the name, most radiators transfer the bulk of their heat via convection instead of thermal radiation (the main exception to this … Continue reading

What are electrolysis and oxidation? Be cool with your vehicle / Episode 2.

What are electrolysis and oxidation? Be cool with your vehicle / Episode 2.

Dave Bowman talk about What are electrolysis and oxidation and how do they affects the engine’s proper functioning? Causes and effects. How to avoid? Continue reading

How To Change Your Radiator’s Valve

How To Change Your Radiator’s Valve

Photo: Some rights reserved by F. D. Richards Changing a radiator valve on your car can be hard and dirty work. However, if you follow these steps carefully, there should be no problems replacing the valve. Steps Take off the radiator cap and turn the drain valve that is at the bottom of the radiator with a wrench to drain the radiator. Find the radiator hose and take it off with a flathead screwdriver. Expose the thermostat by removing the bolts on both sides of the thermostat with a wrench. Scrape the bottom of the thermostat housing and where … Continue reading

Consequences of motor overheating and associated costs. Be cool with your vehicle / Episode 1.

Consequences of motor overheating and associated costs. Be cool with your vehicle / Episode 1.

In this episode Dave Bowman talk about the consequences of engine overheating and its associated costs. Continue reading

Learn How To Bleed Air From Your Car’s Cooling System

Learn How To Bleed Air From Your Car’s Cooling System

This time we leave you a video from a very cool Youtube channel, that shows us how to bleed air from a radiator. This is specially important when we’re trying to avoid cooling system problems, which include engine overheating. Please consider supporting this channel: https://www.patreon.com/Ratchets