How cars engine cooling system works

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Acar engineproduces a lot of heat when it is running, and must be cooled continuously to avoid engine damage.

Generally this is done by circulating coolant liquid usually water mixed with an antifreeze solution through special cooling passages. Some engines are cooled by air flowing over finned cylinder casings.

How the coolant circulates

How the coolant circulates

A typical water-cooling system with an engine-driven fan: note the bypass hose taking off hot coolant for the heater. The pressure cap on the expansion tank has a spring-loaded valve which opens above a certain pressure.

A water-cooled cooling system

A water-cooled engine block and cylinder head have interconnected coolant channels running through them. At the top of the cylinder head all the channels converge to a single outlet.

A pump, driven by a pulley and belt from the crankshaft, drives hot coolant out of the engine to the radiator, which is a form of…

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