Bring you car/radiator in for a diagnosis, we offer the following tests

  • Visual checks
    • Coolant leaks
    • Oil in coolant reservoir or radiator
      If there is oil in your coolant or vice versa, it generally means there is a failure in one or more of your engine’s gaskets or seals. Your engine is designed so that there is one system that controls engine oil to lubricate your vehicle and another that manages coolant to keep your car from overheating. This can also be caused by a leaking oil cooler If there is a little crack in the oil cooler, it could cause oil and coolant to miss their passing route, resulting in an oil and coolant mixture.
  • Pressure test
    Pressure testing is used to check for leaks in the cooling system and to test the radiator cap. We slowly apply pressure to the system up to the range of the system or the range shown on the radiator cap. The system should hold pressure for at least two minutes. If not, check for leaks in the system.
  • Block test
    Check for a faulty head gasket or internal problem. The most serious cooling system problems are internal engine issues. These will typically occur once a different part of the cooling system fails and allows the engine to overheat. The Block Tester is a used to detect the presence of exhaust gases in an engine’s cooling system, typically caused by a blown head gasket or cracked head or block.
  • Blockage flow test
    A vehicle can overheat if there is not proper flow throughout the system, by checking the temperatures of various parts in the system we can determine if you have a blocked radiator or a thermostat problem.If your cooling system holds some air, it can create air pockets that prevent the coolant from circulating around the engine, Getting all the air out from your cooling system after a water pump or thermostat replacement can be really difficult. Bleeding the system to get rid of the air will solve this issue.
  • Airflow test
    The radiator fan pulls cooling air through the car’s radiator. Positioned between the radiator and engine, A defective cooling fan can result in an engine overheating.

    • Exterior Radiator Fins Blocked, bent or damaged
      Radiators are designed for maximum cooling. The thin fin tubes run across the front of the radiator. These tubes carry hot coolant. As you drive, the radiator fan pushes outside air on and around these fins to lower the temperature of the coolant before it flows back into the engine. If these tubes become clogged up by dirt, bugs, leaves, or other material, the airflow is blocked which doesn’t allow the coolant to cool as much as it needs to.
    • In addition to clogging due to foreign material stuck to the front of the radiator, airflow can also be blocked when enough fins get bent or damaged. These fins are extremely delicate and a piece of tiny gravel hitting them while driving can cause damage.

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