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Title:
Automotive cooling system basics
Author:
Rundle, Randy.
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Publication Information:
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
221 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780873416801
Format :
Book

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Central Library TL214.R3 B57 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Explains the basics of how an automotive cooling system works, including how modern technology can be used to upgrade an older cooling system, as well as how to design and build an automotive cooling system from scratch. Includes complete instructions on troubleshooting the systems of antique, clas


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Acknowledgmentsp. 5
Forewordp. 6
Chapter 1 The Basicsp. 7
Chapter 2 Parts of a Cooling Systemp. 11
Chapter 3 Early Cooling System Designs--Thermo-Syphon Typep. 16
Chapter 4 Force Water-Circulation System Designp. 18
Chapter 5 What About Antifreeze?p. 32
Chapter 6 Stuff To Make Your Head Hurtp. 40
Chapter 7 Cooling System Hosesp. 41
Chapter 8 Engine Fan Beltsp. 60
Chapter 9 The Pressure Mountsp. 66
Chapter 10 Atmospheric Pressure Againp. 68
Chapter 11 Engine Gaskets--Sealing The Enginep. 70
Chapter 12 The Flathead Fordp. 74
Chapter 13 Things You Need to Know About Engine Oilp. 92
Chapter 14 Modern Antifreeze and Coolantp. 93
Chapter 15 But Wait There is Morep. 105
Chapter 16 Coolant System Additivesp. 122
Chapter 17 Fans, Radiator Caps, Thermostats and Testing Devicesp. 129
Chapter 18 Coolant Plumbingp. 143
Chapter 19 Airflow--Lessons From The HVAC Guysp. 151
Chapter 20 Brass/Copper Radiators and Performance Coolingp. 165
Chapter 21 High Performance Thermostatsp. 174
Chapter 22 Aluminum Radiatorsp. 180
Chapter 23 More "Cool" Stuffp. 188
Chapter 24 Best of the Old and the Newp. 197
Chapter 25 The Dragnet Pagesp. 204
Chapter 26 Real Life Adventuresp. 208
Appendix A Cooling System Q and Ap. 214
Appendix B Parts and Services Sourcesp. 217

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