Car engines produce a lot of friction once they start running. The heat produced will cause the engine to overheat if the temperature is not regulated. This is why every car has a cooling system intended to reduce the car engine heat. The radiator is one of its components and you must learn more about it to fix any problem that may be a result of a faulty radiator.
The Volvo car radiator is the one of the primary parts that is responsible in maintaining an optimal temperature for the engine.
How Does It Work?
Volvo car radiator has a simple mechanism of action. The process starts once the thermostat intercepts a rise of temperature minutes after the engine is started. The radiator is alerted and it will now allow coolant to pass through. As the coolant passes through metal fins, hoses, and tubes, it will make the hot air flow out of the engine. A fan will also help blow the air out faster. Since it is a closed system, the coolant travels back to the radiator and will be cooled again, repeating the cycle over and over again.
Although radiators are made in different sizes, designs, and shapes, their functions are the same in terms of cooling the coolant to cool down the engine.
Parts of the Radiator
There are many components that make up the Volvo car radiator. First is the largest part, the core. It is a metal block that has small fins where the coolant travels through. The process will vent out hot air removing some heat off the engine. Different types of core include one-core, two-core, and three-core radiators.
The car’s cooling system runs under constant pressure. This pressure will allow the coolant to become hot without boiling up. The pressure is created using a pressure cap with the help of a spring.
The outlet and inlet tanks, on the other hand help the radiator in moving the coolant to and away from the engine and the radiator.
Another part of the radiator is the transmission cooler cools down transmission fluid that flows through the engine. There are engines that were built having a separate radiator for transmission fluid. Most, however, has only a single radiator to cool down both the transmission fluid and the coolant.
Why is a Radiator Important?
The car will have bigger problems once the engine overheats. The primary reason of a radiator is to remove extra heat from the engine. Without the radiator, a car’s engine will be at risk of overheating and you will soon find billowing smoke from under the hood.
A broken radiator can cause more than just an overheating engine. Once the radiator is broken, the car is at risk of developing more problems. It is important that you are able to assess the condition of your car’s radiator. This will be easy to do once you are familiar at how the radiator works and which parts you have to check. Car radiator problems may be solved by either replacing broken parts such as the pressure cap and the transmission cooler, or have a radiator replacement altogether.