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MotoRad has some pretty good tech-tips on their website if you haven't seen it.

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MotoRad-Flushing-social.pngInspect your radiator and radiator hoses for rust or weak spots. If there is no rust or damage and the hoses are not cracked or collapsed, proceed. If damage is detected, take to your local, trusted car care professional.

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 MotoRad-social-34ttf.jpgLow amounts of coolant and/or debris in the radiator can lead to a loss in the ability of the cooling system to do its job. This could result in the engine overheating.

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MotoRad-Coolant-web.jpgMixing conventional coolant, that's ethylene gycol based, with the DEX-COOL that GM vehicles are filled with before leaving the manufacturing plant will significantly reduce the length of its service interval from 5 yrs/150,000 miles to 2 yrs/30,000 miles.

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MotoRad-Winterize-Blog.jpgNow is the time to winterize your vehicle with these steps. Be sure to have fresh coolant in your radiator as specified in your car's owner's manual. Also, switch to a thinner oil during the frigid winter months. Inspect your battery and make sure it is keeping a charge.

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A gas cap that doesn't fit right is a hazard to the owner and the environment in the following ways: 1. It allows fuel to evaporate and escape the gas tank and pollute the environment.

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motorad-antifreeze-water.jpgAlthough water can be used for a very short time when antifreeze isn't available, it isn't a good long term substitute. Although it is needed as a conductor of heat, using straight water can lead to issues with rust and corrosion.

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Auxiliary Coolant PumpsNot all cars have auxiliary coolant pumps. Unlike water pumps, auxiliary coolant pumps are used to circulate coolant that is already warm to the heater core and sometimes to the batteries.

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Cooling SystemPerforming work on the cooling system can be laborious; however, auto technicians must ensure the entire repair or replacement is completed fully. After replacing a thermostat, the technician should ensure all air pockets are removed from the cooling system. Otherwise, the vehicle will be more likely to overheat.

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Antifreeze and WaterWhen refilling antifreeze in a vehicle, logical reasoning suggests using more concentrated antifreeze would produce better results. Unfortunately, straight antifreeze can be detrimental to an engine. Antifreeze must be mixed with an appropriate ratio...

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AntifreezeAntifreeze comes in a variety of colors, but glycol is the active ingredient in most modern types of antifreeze.

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The MotoRad 733-176 thermostat fits late model Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche applications. It is important to note that the thermostat must be installed into...

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The MotoRad 737-180 thermostat kit fits late model Ford Fiesta applications. The thermostat housing for this application has two sealing areas.

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The MotoRad 762-189 thermostat fits late model Mitsubishi 4 cylinder applications. To assure the complete job, MotoRad includes the correct preinstalled seal for proper fitment and sealing. 

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Don’t be stranded on the side of the road because your engine overheated and your conventional thermostat failed in the closed position keeping coolant from flowing to the engine.

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The purpose of the engine cooling system is to dissipate heat generated by the combustion of fuel within the engine and maintain a favorable operating temperature to prevent damage and enhance engine efficiencies. 

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As a vehicle owner, you can’t do much about the price of fuel, but you can make sure you are not losing fuel to the atmosphere! One of the easiest and best ways to do this is by making sure your gas cap fits and seals properly. 

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Overheating will cause damage to the engine and will also burn a thermostat throughout. A proper thermostat is in the engine to control heat, which occurs from...

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MotoRad is the only thermostat manufacturer to offer three different quality ranges for thermostats. The good thermostat meets OE Standards, while the better High-Flow MotoRad thermostat increases overall coolant flow in the engine.

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If your thermostat is integrated inside of the water outlet and cannot be removed from it, it is called an integrated thermostat housing. 

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The MotoRad 717-200 thermostat fits the Ford Powerstroke 6.7L diesel applications.

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      MotoRad earned top honors at the Knowledge Exchange Conference, the world’s largest gathering of automotive content professionals, vendors and solutions partners.
      The event is hosted by the Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN), a professional society of the Auto Care Association. Member companies encompass every major product segment within the automotive aftermarket.
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      “The recognition from ACPN reinforces the MotoRad belief that our commitment to excellence and improved customer experience is the driving force behind all that we do,” said Brandon Kight, MotoRad vice president of marketing. “Our product and catalog teams work tirelessly to add new coverage and provide the most up-to-date application research and rich content for our products. I could not be more proud of our team. We are extremely thankful and humbled to receive this honor from ACPN.”
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