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What does a radiator do?
Last Updated: 25th April, 2020
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Likewise, what is the function of a radiator?
The radiator transfers the heat from the fluid inside to the air outside, thereby cooling the fluid, which in turn cools the engine. Radiators are also often used to cool automatic transmission fluids, air conditioner refrigerant, intake air, and sometimes to cool motor oil or power steering fluid.
Secondly, how do car radiators work? A radiator is a type of heat exchanger. It is designed to transfer heat from the hot coolant that flows through it to the air blown through it by the fan. Most modern cars use aluminum radiators. The fins conduct the heat from the tubes and transfer it to the air flowing through the radiator.
Similarly, it is asked, can a car run without a radiator?
You can run an engine without radiator. It's not immediate, but once the engine warms too much it will break. There are many engines that were develop specifically with this purpose in mind and only use the air flow to keep the temperature down. The engines that I know are mostly used in scooters and cars.
How much does it cost to replace a radiator?
If it is beyond repair, standard radiator replacement cost ranges between $292 and $1193 for both the parts and labor involved in the installation. The average cost for radiator replacement will be near $671. The cost will vary significantly depending on your model of car and the complexity of the work involved.