WHAT IS A RADIATOR DRAIN COCK REPLACEMENT

What to know about the Radiator Drain Cock:

There are few systems as critical to continued engine performance as your radiator. While engine oil deliversneeded lubrication, coolant is in chargeof absorbing heat that would otherwise damage the engine. Coolant is sent through a network of hoses, tubes and run channels, and then redirected back to the radiator. Here, moving air (either from driving down the road or blown over the radiator by the cooling fan or fans) disperses the heat before the coolant is sent back into the engine.

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Every now and then, coolant has to be replaced. Over time and through normal use, it loses its capacity to guard your engine from extremes of hot and cold. To achieve this, you must be able to drain the coolant out of the radiator. Your radiator drain cock lets you to do just that. It’s an incredibly simple part with a very vital job. Just twist the drain cock, and coolant is allowed to drain out. Twist it back, and it seals the radiator once more, allowing you to refill with fresh coolant.

 

Facts to Note:

Except you’re under the car, you won’t ever see the radiator drain cock.

While rare, damage and wear do happen to the drain cock on the radiator.

Leaking seals and damaged threads are the most common types of damage.

Without a functional drain cock, coolant will leak out of your radiator.

How to Fix:

The coolant is allowed to cool and is then drained

The faulty radiator drain cock is removed

The new coolant drain cock is fixed and tightened

The coolant is filled and coolant system is bled of air

The engine is run and road tested for proper cooling system operation

OurProposal:

While it might be a very simple part, your radiator drain cock is very essential. Damage in the form of stripped threads or nicked seals can wreak havoc on your engine. Even a minor leak from the drain cock can cause problems as the coolant level in your engine drops. If you suspect the radiator drain cock is leaking, or have observed coolant on the ground under your engine, have it examined and changed by one of your expert mechanics.

 

Common symptoms indicating you may need to changethe Radiator Drain Cock:

Coolant on the ground under the radiator

Coolant leaking around the drain cock

Drain cock threads are stripped

Importance of this service:

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Radiator drain cock replacement is of serious importance. You must have a sealed and operational coolant system. If you suspect that the drain cock is spoiled or leaking, have your expert mechanics analyze the situation straightaway.