Andrew Markel explains how replacing the radiator cap is critical to any water pump or radiator leak job. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Andrew Markel presents important tips to ensure you perform the complete job when installing a brand new radiator. Sponsored by Nissan.
The CAPA 601 Radiator Standard includes requirements for performance testing, material composition, dimensions, appearance, function, construction and retaining features and fit. A key element in the CAPA 601 testing procedure is confirming that the radiator will perform the same as the car company brand radiator over time.
Given the current range of extended maintenance intervals, it’s safe to say that your shop might see Grandma’s 2011 Volkswagen Jetta only when its oil life monitor indicates the need for an oil change.
If the radiator cap’s vent valve is stuck closed from corrosion contamination, the cooling system cannot pull coolant back from the reservoir. This may cause the upper and/or lower radiator hose to collapse. If the radiator cap vent valve is stuck, change the coolant and replace the radiator cap. Affected Vehicles 2003-’05 Outlander 2002-’05 Lancer
Passing the ASE Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) Test requires in-depth knowledge of an engine’s cooling system and how each component affects the overall performance of an engine over time. The emphasis is on inspection. Here is a refresher.
Valeo Service USA is expanding its aftermarket engine cooling product line by an additional 210 new radiators. According to Valeo, the company’s factory installation-quality radiators are lightweight, easy to install, efficient and durable. The brazed-aluminum radiators feature advanced fin designs for optimum heat transfer, cross-flow or down-flow configurations and a broad core thickness range to cover nearly all vehicle segments.
Spectra Premium Industries has introduced new Radiator Coolant Test Strip kits in Canada. The U.S. launch will follow at a later date that is yet to be determined, the company says.
When a customer comes in complaining that their vehicle’s A/C system is working improperly, the problem can stem from a number of things. And the best way to begin any A/C repair is with a thorough inspection of the components. After checking components like the belts, the hoses and the related connections, the next step is a visual inspection of the A/C compressor.
DENSO Sales California has announced the availability of its new 2013 Radiator and Condenser catalog. The catalog includes 15 new radiator and 19 new condenser part numbers, covering 453 new radiator and 338 new condenser listings.
DENSO Sales California has announced the availability of its new 2013 Radiator and Condenser catalog. The catalog includes 15 new radiator and 19 new condenser part numbers, covering 453 new radiator and 338 new condenser listings for domestic, import car, light-duty truck and van applications. For the first time, catalog pages are translated in English, French and Spanish as well.
Silla Automotive recently introduced a new packaging design for its radiators at the AAPEX Show. This new design will further protect and support the radiator against damage during shipping and handling and reduce the chance of bending or warping while in transit, according to the company.