What Does Your Radiator Do
During the operation, the engine creates a lot of heat. To avoid the engine from overheating, your car pumps coolant through the engine - the fluid that receives heat and carries it away from the engine block. The generated heat moves to your radiator with coolant. The radiator is cooling it down and exchanging heat with the air outside your car.
The radiator works by passing the coolant through thin metal fins, which allows the heat to flow to the air outside your car much more easily. There can also be a fan that blows air across the radiator in order to carry the hot air out of your vehicle. All radiators do the same job, doesn’t matter the size, or their design. So the radiator is the essential part that cools the coolant, which then cools your vehicle’s engine.
Parts of a Radiator
Core: The main cooling component of the Radiator is the Core . It is the largest component piece of the radiator which is made up of a series of Tubes and Cooling Fins. These fins allow the coolant to vent heat to the air surrounding the radiator. There are many types of radiators, for example, one-core, two-core, or even three-core radiators.
Pressure cap: The radiator pressure cap prevents coolant loss and increases the cooling system’s boiling point. When the pressure inside the cooling system increases above its psi rating, the pressure cap releases some of the coolant into the overflow tank. It does this by use of a spring loaded valve. Once enough coolant has exited the system to reduce the pressure, the valve closes again.