Did you know that it is very important to have a radiator and cooling system that is working properly in your car? The car radiator and the cooling system is playing an important role and its sole task is to prevent your engine from overheating!!
The way it works is very simple, which is absorbing the heat generated from combustion and dissipating the heat through the radiator when air passes through it while driving to cool down your engine. This heat dissipation process will be hindered or stopped completely when there is a clog or a leak in the cooling system, which will lead to a super expensive repair!!
Engine overheating is a horrible and troublesome scenario that you never ever want to experience. Imagine driving your car to a very important occasion and your engine overheats so you had to stop at the road side to let it cool down. Sometimes you only have to spend an hour or so waiting for it to cool down if you’re lucky, otherwise you would have to get towing service and yes towing service surely will cost you money.
There could be several reasons why your engine would overheat. Apart from not using a proper coolant, a clogged radiator system or a leak in the system would cause this to happen!!
How do you tell if your radiator is clogged or about to become clogged? Well, normally there will be several symptoms that indicate your radiator or cooling system is clogged. One of the symptoms are easy to spot, which is the discoloration and thickening of the coolant fluid. The coolant color is turning into a dirty brown color due to your coolant have turned into a mixture of coolant with rust, sludge or other contaminants. Looks pretty much like the Teh Tarik Peng you drink at mamak stall. Eventually, it will clogged up your radiator system.
Other than the coolant getting dirty and clogging the cooling system, coolant leakage also might be another symptom for overheating. This problem is common and the usual causes are stone chipping, hairline cracks or porous soldering spots on the radiator. It is quite easy for you to notice this problem when there are small drops of coolant on your garage floor. Losing coolant from your car’s cooling system will definitely cause overheating issues as the cooling system uses the coolant fluid to absorb and dissipate heat through the radiator as you drive.
“Ahh, I am not facing these problem yet on my car so I’m just going to ignore it..”
Well, these problems are often avoidable by proper care and prevention. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure!
Unlike that leaking problem that you only have to fix when it occurs, the rust and other contaminants that are accumulating in the cooling system day by day will eventually cause your car to break down due to overheating, even if you have changed the coolant. Just so you know, in the worst case scenario where your engine is ruined, replacing a new engine would cost you RM5,000 or more!!
So, what should you do to avoid this expensive and troublesome misfortune from happening to your beloved ride?
All you need to do is give your radiator and cooling system a flush at least once every two years or when you change the coolant to clean the system and prevent it from clogging up. If you’re thinking rinsing the radiator and cooling system with pipe water is enough to keep it clean, well that’s unfortunately not the case. What you need is an effective, safe and easy to use cleaning product to do the job – LIQUI MOLY Radiator Cleaner!
LIQUI MOLY Radiator Cleaner is very effective for cleaning the radiator system from oil, lime or other contaminants and prevents the engine from overheating. This in turn ensures your car engine is running at the ideal temperature.
It is recommended to always use this product before changing new coolant.
The way to use it is very simple. Pour the product into the old coolant that you wish to drain out when you change it. Then, run your engine for 10 minutes for regular maintenance cleaning or 30 minutes if your cooling system is heavily contaminated.
After that, drain out all the liquid in your cooling system and flush it with water. Lastly, refill your cooling system with coolant according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In case you’re worried that it might attack the rubber or plastic parts, it is compatible with all types of coolant and does not not contain aggressive acids or alkalis so it is perfectly safe to use!
But what about the small leaks in the radiator or cooling system? Don’t worry, LIQUI MOLY Radiator Stop Leak got you covered too!
LIQUI MOLY Radiator Stop Leak is a special solution for sealing leaks in radiators and cooling system circuits. It reliably seals the hairline cracks, small leaks due to stone chipping and porous soldering spots. It can also be used as a preventive measure to prevent sudden leaks.
The way this product works is pretty simple, just add it into the coolant of your vehicle and it will seal the small leaks with ease when the car is running. The solids dispersion is stabilized in the coolant and only solidifies at the leaking spots.
Apart from preventing the engine from overheating due to loss of coolant in the cooling system, this product also secures the combustion chamber from damages caused by leaked coolant!
Check out the video below to find out more about this product: