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VIDEO: Electronically Controlled Thermostats

Shop owner Donny Seyfer explores the operation for these next-generation thermostats. This video is sponsored by MAHLE.

VIDEO: Why Are Radiators So Large?

Andrew Markel discusses why most radiators are over capacity, and how the thermostat works with the radiator to keep the engine within an acceptable temperature. Sponsored by MAHLE.

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New Stant Catalog Now Available

Featuring applications for passenger cars and light trucks, the new trilingual catalog is available for viewing online as well as in printed form.

The Engine Thermostat: Understanding Electronically Assisted Thermostats

The engine thermostat plays an important role in increasing engine combustion efficiency and reducing emissions. But today’s electrically assisted (also called “map-controlled”) thermostats provide broader and faster operation than the traditional engine thermostat.

BMW Tech Tip: 2E81, 2E82 Codes Lead To Replaced Thermostat, Water Pump

A vehicle benefits from an electric water pump in several ways. The pump is not belt-driven, which enhances performance of the vehicle, and it ­prevents the engine from being bogged down while the air conditioning is on. Another advantage of an electric water pump is the equal distribution of engine coolant throughout an engine because the pump’s propeller speed is not ­dependent on engine speed.

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