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Engine overheating is a nightmare for every driver. After seeing the first symptoms of such a failure, it has little time to protect the engine from very serious damage. Check out what to do to get to the workshop.
Among the many indicators in the car to respond to information about the temperature of the liquid in the engine, we pay the slightest attention. Usually, its indications are simply in the standard, ie at the level of 90-100 degrees. However, if we notice – usually when standing in traffic on a hot day – that the tip is approaching 120 degrees, we have a problem. This means that the temperature is too high and the engine overheats.
In this case, set the heating and blower to the maximum. This may sound absurd – especially if a crash has occurred in a traffic jam when the outside temperature reaches 40 degrees Celsius – but it is better to spend a little time than to risk damaging the car. When warming up, we get a slightly warmer drive unit.
If the situation does not improve (or even deteriorate, for example, from the mask of the pair), let us ride on the shoulder and turn off the engine. Let’s carefully open the mask (make sure you do not burn it!) And let’s see if there are any leaks. With the plug removed from the expansion tank or coolant cap wait for several dozen minutes until the whole cooled down. Undoing just after stopping can result in burns! If we notice the loss of refrigerant, we should not immediately add it before cooling down.
In the absence of liquid, the distilled water can be replenished. Also, if you pour a different liquid than before and mix it, visit the workshop to replace the entire contents of the tank. It is important that the poured liquid or water has an ambient temperature and not lower.
If it does not overheat
However, if the symptoms of overheating persist, the cause of the malfunction is different. This may be a cooling fan failure or a breakdown of the thermostat or obey refused to pump the water. Unfortunately, in many modern cars, you can remove the thermostat outside the workshop. Also, the water pump fault is only repaired in the workshop. In case of failure of the fan, you can try to temporarily connect it “for a short time”.
Overheating counts fast reaction. Symptoms of this condition must not be underestimated, because engine repair may be unprofitable. However, care must be taken to avoid getting burned.
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The windshield wiped off the engine of the car he saw probably every driver. Wiping them with a cloth or sponge does not produce any results, and the blower – despite the damned blowout – copes with this problem only after long minutes. Even worse when the windshield is steaming while driving because, in addition to the fact that it is a nuisance, it is also dangerous because of the significant reduction of visibility.
What to do with this trouble?
First, turn on the air conditioning. Unfortunately, not all cars are equipped with it. Also, remember that under certain temperatures the air conditioning compressor will not turn on.
Often recommended – and very good – the solution is to thoroughly clean the glass (also from the inside), preferably using a special liquid.
Also, replace the cabin filter. It often forgets about this element, but very much affects both the quality of the air we breathe in the car as well as the evaporation of the glass. Let us also consider whether we carry in the car damp objects. Dry the rugs, let’s look at the nooks. Of course, the weather is also important.
These ways of stained glass are usually effective. It is important to remember them especially with regard to the replacement of the cabin filter and the cleaning of the windows, since, in addition to the evaporation effect, these elements are important for cabin air quality and visibility.
There is one more solution to this problem. Speech of special anti-spattering agents, ie preventing the steaming. This type of formulation, thanks to special molecules, not only inhibits glass overlap but also repels water molecules, improving visibility in the rain.
Some people recognize the use of this type of chemistry as a last resort, but it is worthwhile to help fight the evaporation. Opinions about such measures are positive and the process of imposing them is not complicated. Also, the prices are not high.
How to impose this type of measure?
First, you have to thoroughly wash the glass. Later, when it is clean, we shake the packaging and apply it to it, spreading it with a spherical cloth or a microfiber cloth. Once slightly evaporated and a light, a white rash appears, polish another with a dry cloth.
Manufacturers say their preparations work for several weeks. The greatest efficiency in the fight against frosted glass will be achieved, however, combining the use of such preparations with other methods, such as replacement of the cabin filter or removal of moisture from the car.
Motor accidents spend a lot of sleep on the drivers, mainly because of the drastic cost of repairs. For this reason, they should be prevented and the best time to take care of the proper condition of the drive unit. What steps do you want to extend the life of the engine? Continue reading “Engine life of the car”
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