Keep Your Engine Cool With the Mercedes Benz Radiator
Keep Your Car Cool with the Mercedes Benz Radiator
by Thomas Dwyane
Mercedes Benz was formed through the merging of two companies namely the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) and Benz & Cie in June 28, 1926. DMG was founded by Gottlieb Daimler and design partner Wilhelm Maybach in 1890 while Benz & Cie was founded by Karl Benz.
Basing from its history, it is interesting to note that Karl Benz, one of the founders of Mercedes Benz, was the one who first invented the first automobile water radiator.
The Mercedes Benz radiator is a part of your cars cooling system. To keep the engine from overheating is the primary job of the cooling system and it does this by transferring heat to the air since 70% of the energy in the gasoline is converted into heat.
Since it keeps your car from overheating, The Mercedes Benz radiator therefore plays a very important role in all internal combustion engines. It is connected to several channels running through the engine and cylinder head, through which a liquid which is usually a mixture of water with ethylene glycol and is called anti-freeze is usually pumped through. This liquid flows through a thermostat and back again to the radiator. Through this process, heat is conducted away from the engine parts, making the vehicle safe from overheating.
The Mercedes Benz 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. Nowadays, most of the modern cars use aluminum radiators. These radiators are made by brazing thin aluminum fins to flattened aluminum tubes. The coolant flows from the inlet to the outlet through many tubes mounted in a parallel arrangement. The fins conduct the heat from the tubes and transfer it to the air flowing through the radiator.
The Mercedes radiator is commonly mounted behind the cars grille. This is done to make sure that the fluid stays inside and also because cold air is driven through it in this location. There is also a system of valves installed to simultaneously operate a small radiator called the heater core inside the car. This small radiator serves to warm the vehicles interior cabin.
The size of the radiator is also taken into consideration in such a way that it can keep the engine at the design temperature under the most extreme conditions a car is likely to encounter.
The Mercedes Benz radiator should be checked-up regularly to maintain optimum performance. What could go wrong with it if not maintained properly? First of all, your radiator might overheat. A leaking radiator might be another problem.
It is therefore important to check if the radiator is filled with water. When it does overheat and youre in the middle of the road, dont panic. First, pull over and stop. Turn of your air conditioning to reduce engine temperature and you can also turn on your cars heater and set in on the highest temperature setting. Open the hood of your car and let the engine cool off. Check the overflow tank coolant level but be very careful since serious burns can occur because of extreme heat. If its empty, then the radiator is probably low on coolant. Check also the pressure of the system by wrapping a cloth around the upper radiator and squeezing it. Aside from this problem of making you pull over every now and then, overheating can not only shorten your engines life but can also cause huge damage on your engine.
It is therefore important to check the radiator regularly to avoid inconveniences and serious engine problems in the future.
About the Author
Dwyane Thomas is a part time cook and full-time auto-enthusiast. This 31-year old Civil and Environmental graduate is a consultant at one of the engineering firms in Pennsylvania.