Cooling System Service and Repair
Radiator problems should be dealt with quickly to prevent your car from overheating during regular driving. Under typical conditions, your engine can reach temperatures as high as 120°C. If you find that your engine is running hotter than usual, or notice coolant from your radiator leaking from you car, we encourage you to have you car serviced.
Your vehicle’s radiator works to remove the excess heat generated by your car’s engine after it burns fuel by circulating liquid throughout the engine block. After the liquid becomes heated in the engine it continues to be circulated through the radiator, where it travels through a pattern of pipes or hoses removing the excess heat before being returned to the engine.
Eurotekk Automotive and Performance Inc.
Edmonton European Auto Repair Specialists
Mercedes – Audi – BMW
Cooling System Maintenance & Repair
30+ years experience
9327 35 Ave. (South Edmonton)
A thermostat that monitors your engine`s temperature is what controls how much coolant is circulated through the engine, and back to the radiator. The water pump in your engine pushes or regulates(when equipped with an electric pump) how much coolant is moving in a specific direction in and out of the radiator. This process keeps heat from building up in your engine, preventing overheating.
Common Radiator Problems
As your vehicle ages it is not uncommon for it to start running hotter than usual. The increased heat may be caused from damage to your radiator, water pump, thermostat or coolant hoses caused by predictable wear and tear over time and from corrosion. Alin, at Eurotekk Performance Automotive Inc. can inspect your cooling system/radiator for damage and provide the service it requires.
We have included a short list of are some common reasons for radiator failure:
- Rusting: if the rust settles inside your radiator,plugging it, you will need a qualified mechanic to service your vehicle. Any radiator will be deteriorated by debris, salts, and corrosion. Corrosion will slowly eat away at your radiator, effectively lessening this component’s capabilities before completely breaking down. Debris in the coolant will “sand” the radiator from inside out.
- Restricted Coolant Flow: mineral deposits in the small and narrow tubing located in the unit’s core will reduce the free flow of the coolant necessary to remove heat from your engine. If the coolant flow is too restricted, your engine is prone to overheating.
- Epoxy Failure: the epoxy that joins most of your radiator’s seams may wear out. Bring your vehicle into Eurotekk to determine if it’s seams are in need of repair.
- Damaged Water Pump: if your water pump is not working properly it will not provide the necessary water-coolant circulation, and will do major damage to your engine if left unserviced.
- Brittle Hoses: brittle hoses are prone to drying and cracking, which could cause damage to your radiator/cooling system.
- Blown Seams: blown seams are the result of typical wear and will occur over time in all cooling systems.
- Leaky Fittings and Tube to Header or Turbo Leaks: leakage can damage radiator/cooling system, and impact the rest of your engine.
Radiator Repair at Eurotekk in Edmonton
The nature of radiator damage is inevitable and will happen to all vehicles over time. When you car is due to have it’s cooling system serviced, trust the experience of Alin Marinescu at Eurotekk Performance Automotive Inc. Book your appointment today.