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Engine OverheatingNot a Problem for Ford Radiators from Ford

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					by: Jay Stevens

Ford radiators are designed to keep the engine of your Ford vehicle cool. However, the same
components are being pointed as one of the major causes of engine overheating and car
breakdownthat is, when the radiator has failed or malfunctioned. Ford radiators from Ford Parts
Discount, however, are not bound to experience these problems, at least not years after it was
bought and installed in your Ford.

The radiator is that component of your Fords engine cooling system whose main function is to
dissipate the heat that the coolant has absorbed to the outside atmosphere. For this reason, the
radiator is often installed just in front of your Fords grille, allowing it to make use of the air that
passes through the vehicles grille insert.

Although its name would imply that it radiates heat, the radiator actually dissipates the coolants
heat not by radiation but by convection. Hot after absorbing all the heat in the engine block, the
coolant enters the radiator through the radiators upper hose. From there, the coolant trickles
down or across the small tubes that makes up the radiator core. These tubes are attached to flat,
metal pieces called fins that allow air from the grille to pass through the radiator. As the coolant
passes through the small tubes, it transfers the heat it has absorbed to the blowing air from the
grille.

But while the radiator is the main component that actually keeps the engine of your Ford running
at the proper operating temperature, it only has the ability to do so if it is working properly.
Sadly, your Fords radiator is also prone to a lot of damages, and the most common problems that
your Ford radiator may incur include: leaky fittings or seams, fin deterioration and bond failure,
electrolysis, cracked tank, and fan damage. As soon as you notice any of these problems on your
Fords radiator, it is recommended that you have it repaired or replaced immediately.

http://www.carpartsmax.com, one of the leading online source for Ford radiators and other Ford
parts and accessories in the U.S., have long been providing high quality and high performance
Ford radiators to many Ford vehicle owners. Their avid customers can attest to these. In fact, the
Ford radiators listed on their comprehensive online catalog of parts are designed not to fail any
year soon after the radiator was bought or installed.

This article was posted on December 26, 2005

				
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