Summer heat is here, and a cool running diesel should be high on your priority list to optimize your diesel’s efficiency. By prioritizing the monitoring of your cooling system during the hot summer months you might just escape the heat of summer problem free. As the temperatures rise, your diesel’s cooling system has to work overtime to keep the engine temperature down. Your engine cools by the water pump pushing a mixture of antifreeze and water through small channels in and around the engine block and the heads. This mixture soaks up some of the heat as it runs by the different moving components on its way back to the radiator, where the fan and the outside air re-cools the mixture to repeat the process again. This is an ongoing progression, and critical to your diesel engine’s performance. Any interruption to the cooling process could mean expensive repairs or even an engine replacement.
Have your diesel coolant system flushed and refilled with the recommended amount of fresh antifreeze. Western Turbo will check out the entire system while we are at it. By flushing and refilling the system, you will also minimize any corrosion that gradually developed in the system over time. Our inspection includes checking the condition of all the belts and hoses. as well as inspecting the thermostat and fan operation.
Don’t be stranded by a coolant system failure. Let the diesel experts at Western Turbo give you the peace of mind to stay cool this summer.