Buick Regal Radiator
Essentially, a radiator is a heat exchanger. It is the device that indirectly helps to cool the temperature of the engine by refrigerating the coolant temperature. In most cases, a radiator is placed in which the air exposure is the maximum, front end. A radiator assembly consists of a fan which forces the air to achieve the refrigeration effect. When the engine is modified for high performance, a performance radiator is beneficial, and requires better cooling. Although it does not give any boost in power, even after the performance upgrades it helps to retain the engine longevity.
What is the purpose of Radiator?
A radiator takes the heat from the hot coolant that passes through the tubes inside it and transfers it to the air that is violently pushed ahead by the fan. The radiator has brazed fins on thin tubes which are parallel arranged across. Through these tubes the hot coolant is passed, and the fins above increase the surface area in contact with the air which helps to reduce the increasing temperature.
How Radiator Works?
A radiator keeps the engine temperature in an optimum range above or below which the engine refuses to give the maximum output power. Temperatures that go too high can melt surrounding components that could cause a failure. In contrast , low temperatures do not favour best fuel combustion. Therefore a radiator prevents this from happening and keeps the engine running for long in its optimum range.
Where is Radiator Located?
The radiator is mounted behind the grill at the front end of the vehicle. It is the most common position because it is the region with highest oncoming air exposure and could be used for cooling purposes.