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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

The Wax Thermostatic Element

The Wax Thermostatic Element

A thermostat is a component which senses the temperature of a system so that the system’s temperature is maintained near a desired setpoint. The thermostat does this by switching heating or cooling devices on or off, or regulating the flow of a heat transfer fluid as needed, to maintain the correct temperature. Continue reading

Why Our Cars Overheat

Why Our Cars Overheat

Discover the most common reasons for overheating engines. Continue reading

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

Does Your Car’s Water Pump Needs Replacement?

Does Your Car’s Water Pump Needs Replacement?

Your car’s water pump is one of the most important parts in your vehicle. It is the part that continually pumps water and coolant to your vehicle’s engine so that it doesn’t overheat. Continue reading

6 Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly

6 Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly

It’s been said that the greenest things are the ones you don’t purchase. Replacing stuff that’s not broken with new stuff, even if it’s green, just creates more waste. This is especially true with big things, like cars and houses. 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

Stop Your Engine from Overheating

Stop Your Engine from Overheating

If your car’s cooling system is not working properly, heat can destroy your car’s engine. If you notice your car starting to overheat, taking the following steps can help prevent harm to your vehicle until you can repair your cooling system. Continue reading

How to Check and Test Your Coolant/Antifreeze

How to Check and Test Your Coolant/Antifreeze

Remember to keep your coolant/antifreeze in excellent condition you should use VR-12 in the monthly maintenance of your car. Continue reading

What causes an engine to overheat?

What causes an engine to overheat?

What causes an engine to overheat? If you want to know the answer to this question, check out the video below. It’s got great insight in this subject and it’s important that you understand how and why this happens so that you can prevent it. Continue reading