Cooling system tester: Keep a cool head
Engine overheated? Or does it not even get really warm? Have you noticed a lack of heating power inside the car? Such temperature irregularities are in most cases due to a malfunction in the cooling system. You can diagnose faults in the cooling system quickly, easily and yet reliably with our cooling system tester. Then nothing stands in the way of a safe onward journey!
The eternal circle of the cooling system
A combustion engine is a hot topic - because it has to be efficient and powerful. The cooling system comes into play to keep it from getting too hot and prevent engine damage. The heat generated in the engine is conducted to the radiator. The coolant absorbs the heat on its way through the engine and transfers it back to the air flowing through the radiator. In the circuit, which is operated by pumps, five to ten liters of coolant flow from the cylinder head to the radiator. This consists of a mixture of water, monoethylene glycol and additives that prevent rust on the vehicle parts. In theory, the amount of coolant should always remain the same - but in practice there are deviations that should be investigated.
The cooling system is exposed to high loads. Especially in summer, when outside temperatures skyrocket, it is important to keep the engine cool - but in icy winter, the cooling system must not freeze. However, the complex cycle of the cooling system does not always run smoothly. Errors and leaks can creep in, causing expensive damage. To prevent this, a cooling system tester should be part of every professional car workshop.
Testing the cooling system properly
In any case, the coolant should only be tested or topped up when the engine is cold. When the engine has warmed up, the system is under pressure, which can cause serious injury and scalding when the cover is opened. Cracks may also form due to thermal stress when cold coolant is filled into a hot engine.
A simple way to determine the possible loss of coolant is to visually check the expansion tank. The coolant level should be at the "Max" mark when the engine is cold. If you notice that the level drops over a longer period of time, then topping up the coolant is only a temporary solution. A leak or leakage in the coolant circuit is then probably the cause of the constant loss of fluid. A cooling system tester is used to put the entire system under pressure. If the pressure quickly drops again, it can be concluded that there is a leak.
Reliable cooling system testers: Order now!
With the cooling system tester from our online range and the appropriate adapters, you can examine every cooling system closely and quickly eliminate possible defects.
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