A severe coolant leak from the water pump’s weep holes causes the coolant to destroy the pump’s bearing as well as leak into the engine’s oiling system. Catastrophic engine failure can result. Be aware of the potential leak points and do not ignore the signs of a leak. It also is recommended that the water pump be changed whenever servicing the timing chain and/or internal timing components.
Evans Cooling Systems, Inc., producer of a unique line of waterless engine coolants, announces the release of its new labels for its High Performance Coolant, previously known as NPG+C. The coolant is available in gallons, drums and totes, and the improved label better serves the constantly changing demands of the automotive industry.
The Gates Corp. recently added 394 new parts to its catalog of quality automotive products. The new parts include turbocharger hose for VW and Audi applications, branched radiator hose, timing component kits with water pump, and small I.D. and molded hose.
Standard Motor Products, Inc. has released a new TechSmart Tech Session that features the TechSmart line of expansion tank service kits, providing useful information for this growing product category.
One of the most overlooked preventive maintenance items in a diesel engine is the coolant system. Maintaining the coolant system is just as important as an oil change – in fact, the coolant condition in a diesel engine may even be more important than in a gasoline engine.
A classic sign of a head gasket problem is when the vehicle is blowing white smoke from the tailpipe. This indicates that water/coolant is entering the combustion chamber and is then burnt off as steam through the exhaust. The white “smoke” is water vapor as the steam condenses when it hits the colder atmosphere.
Dorman Products has released its July New Product Announcement, featuring 126 new parts, 55 of which are exclusive formerly “Dealer Only” Parts.
Most often, a Hyundai with a cooling system issue will find its way to your shop for a few reasons. One is the temperature gauge is reading higher than normal. Of course, that assumes the customer is aware they have a gauge. Another is a leak under the car that has gotten their attention, or maybe the check engine lamp is on and you find a code for excessive engine temp. Or, the car is on the back of a tow truck as a result of overheating on the road.
Volkswagen owners may complain that the check engine light is on. Potential causes of a trouble code P2181 include the connector, defective coolant temperature sensor (CTS) wiring or defective thermostat.
A classic sign of a head gasket problem is when the vehicle is blowing white smoke from the tailpipe. This indicates that water/coolant is entering the combustion chamber and is then burnt off as steam through the exhaust. The white “smoke” is water vapor as the steam condenses when it hits the colder atmosphere. With
Some GM customers may find that their vehicle’s malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) illuminates after starting the vehicle when using the engine coolant heater in very cold ambient temperatures.
Delphi has announced the introduction of seven new sensors covering nearly 6 million North American Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz vehicles from 1985 to present. Temperature sensors monitor the temperature of the engine coolant.