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5 Signs Your Cooling System Needs Repairing

5 SIGNS YOUR COOLING SYSTEM NEEDS REPAIRING (and a cheap way to fix it) WHAT IS A COOLING SYSTEM? Upper Radiator Hose Thermostat Coolant-Recovery System Heater Core Heater Hoses Cooling Jackets Down-Flow Radiator Water Pump Lower Radiator Hose WHAT IS IT'S PURPOSE? 4 + 50 = 4000 CYLINDER GOING MILES AN CREATES CONTROLLED VEHICLE HOUR EXPLOSIONS CONTROLLED EXPLOSIONS COOLING SYSTEM ENGINE %D HEAT COOL GOOD GLOSSARY WHITE SMOKE FROM EXHAUST SIGN HEADER/ EXPANSION TANK Caused by - Steam condensing burned off by the engine. Commonly associated with a HEAD GASKET failure. allows the antifreeze and air in the system to expand with rising temperature and pressure. BUBBLES IN THE SIGN EXHAUST HEADER/ 2 EXPANSION TANK guides reaction exhaust gases away from a controlled combustion inside the car engine. Caused by - Combustion or EXHAUST gases leaking across the head into the coolant due to a HEAD GASKET failure. HEAD GASKET PUDDLE UNDER CAR SIGN seals the cylinders to ensure maximum compression and avoid leakage of coolant or Caused by -RADIATOR leak or a split hose causing coolant to lead out of the engine onto the ground underneath. engine oil into the cylinders. RADIATOR EXCESSIVE MOISTURE INSIDE 4 THE WINDSCREEN heat exchangers used to transfer SIGN thermal energy from one medium to another for the purpose of cooling and heating. Caused by - Leaking HEATER MATRIX in the cooling system. HEATER MATRIX/ CORE WET MATS IN 5 THE FOOTWELLS SIGN a small radiator through which the coolant runs and warms the air which enters the cabin. Caused by - Leaking HEATER MATRIX in the COOLING SYSTEM. HOW CANI FIX MY COOLING SYSTEM? EITHER GET A MECHANIC TO REPLACE THE FAULTY PARTIS) UP TO £2000 OR USE A COOLANT LEAK REPAIR (SUCH AS K-SEAL') £12 OSE ONE-STEP PERMANENT COOLANT LEAK REPAIR K-Seal "the potential price of a severe failure and replacement of a vehicle's head gasket HOW DOI USEK-SEAL? WHAT IS K-SEAL? SHAKE.. 1 STEP K.Seal K-Seal is a Shake the bottle vigorously (at least 30 seconds) to ensure that the contents permanent coolant leak repair that seals most are evenly mixed. leaks including cracked HEADS, HEAD GASKET failures, blocks, RADIATORS, HEATER CORES POUR. STEP 2 Add the entire contents to the EXPANSION TANK or RADIATOR (do not pour directly onto the CORE). K-Seal can be premixed with some water to accelerate dispersal through the cooling system. With a pressurising cooling system it may help to bypass the EXPANSION TANK. and water pumps. HOW DOES IT WORK? RUN ENGINE. 3 STEP K-Seal is drawn through the crack or hole with the coolant and the Run the engine up to operating temperature and the leak will stop within a few minutes. unique ceramic micro-fibre and copper formula is deposited in the damaged (Top up the cooling system as required. If preferred you can replace the coolant and this will nof affect the original repair) area. WHERE CANI GET HOLD OF A BOTTLE? TO FIND YOUR NEAREST STOCKIST, GO TO: SOURCES: K-Seal K-Seal RocketMill infographic by

5 Signs Your Cooling System Needs Repairing

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Spot the signs when you are experiencing engine troubles. A quick breakdown of a car's cooling system, what to look out for and one solution in stopping leaks.




Ian Flynn


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