How long does antifreeze last in a car?
The engine water pump is one of the most important parts in the car’s cooling system, together with the radiator and the thermostat. Below we help you to know its function, the most common symptoms when it breaks down and the consequences.
If the water pump leaks, the cooling circuit of the engine will no longer be safe and it may end up overheating, with the risk of breakdown that this entails. Therefore, at the slightest sign that something is wrong, go to your workshop to correct the fault as soon as possible. But… How do you know that the water pump is faulty?
If it is not working properly, you will notice an increase in the engine temperature, easily visible on the dashboard indicator. To give you an idea, the ideal temperature at which the engine works is 95ºC, although some modern cars can reach between 98 and 104ºC without danger.
If when you go to pick up your car, the floor is wet with water and coolant, you clearly have a leak. You will also notice it if you refill the coolant reservoir often. It can come from the pump or from other elements of the coolant system.
Why antifreeze leaks inside the car
Antifreeze fluid leaks are more common than you think, and they can occur for different reasons and at different points in your system. Before knowing how to avoid and/or repair these breakdowns, it is necessary to know what antifreeze fluid is and how it helps us.
Also, the loss or leakage of antifreeze fluid, can be generated by the combustion chamber (in the crankcase of the engine that helps to cool fluids such as oil) due to cracks or poor installation of the same. This can cause transmission fluid inside your radiator to leak. Repairing this type of problem sounds expensive and indeed, fixing this type of leak is more complex and therefore: costly.
As we already mentioned, one of the main functions of this fluid is to absorb heat from your engine, preventing overheating. That said, if your car runs out of antifreeze fluid or has a considerable leak, it may end up burning.
How to know if the antifreeze goes to the engine.
JesusGolf419/07/2018, 19:58Hello everyone, I’ve been watching the antifreeze for a while and I see that this as aguaillo, as with less properties, I’ve been with 43 thousand km, should I change it????? The one you have is a g12 50% pink.
It is normal that you see it as watery, it is diluted to 50%, it is not 100% pure antifreeze. It also depends on the brand of antifreeze that you put, and the manufacturer. It is not the same (for example) Krafft, which I use and it is pure pink, than the brand of antifreeze AD (etc…).
I have not changed the brake fluid in my car since 2004 and the other day I took some out with a syringe and it was transparent,if the brake fluid is bad I guess I would notice it with the brakes or the clutch,no?
CarlosApellido121/07/2018, 17:44Yo since 2004 I have not changed the brake fluid in my car and the other day I took some out with a syringe and it was transparent,if the brake fluid is bad I guess I would notice it with the brakes or the clutch,no?
gori21/07/2018, 17:57Yo since 2004 I have not changed the brake fluid to my car and the other day I took some out with a syringe and it was transparent,if the brake fluid is bad I guess I would notice it with the brakes or the clutch,no?
Antifreeze leakage in air conditioners
It is not the first time that we talk about the various liquids or components that we find under the hood of our car. The antifreeze or coolant fluid -both terms can be used interchangeably, although “antifreeze” is more one of the properties of the coolant-. is of vital importance for the proper functioning of our mechanics as well as for the long-term health of this.
Our engine heats up due to the heat generated by the combustion and detonations that take place inside it. For this reason it is necessary a system that together with the air that enters the engine compartment through the grill -when we are circulating-, helps to extract all that heat to avoid the friction and that its metallic pieces can melt.
The coolant or antifreeze is the same and among its extensive functions we highlight that of protecting the engine from freezing, from corrosion -that is why it is important not to mix or dilute it with water to save money- as well as to avoid cavitations or foams.