A type of liquid called antifreeze is used to cool automobile engines. But why does a car’s engine lose water? How to check and understand that the engine of the car is depleting water? We will find answers to all of these questions.
What Does Engine Water Do?
A continuous combustion occurs in the car engine. As a result of this combustion, high temperature arises and heats the engine. Cooling the engine falls on the radiator and cooling system. The water heated in the engine is sent to the radiator and cooled. The cooled water is sent back to the engine and the engine block is cooled. This repeats constantly, and the engine remains at an operating temperature between 90 and 110 degrees. While the tap water we know can also be used in the engine of cars, it is recommended to use antifreeze with a lower freezing point.
Why is radiator water missing?
There is almost no evaporation in the water that is recirculated in the engine. A decrease in radiator water is a harbinger of something wrong with the engine. But why is radiator water missing?
1- Burning of the Top Cover Gasket
When the top cover gasket, also called the cylinder head gasket, burns out, coolant leaks into the engine. This will cause the radiator water to decrease.
2- Leakage in Radiator Hoses
Between the engine and the radiator, water is circulated by hoses. These hoses are constantly exposed to heat and cold. Radiator pipes, which harden over time, wear out and can cause leaks. When you check your car’s hoses, you should make sure that there are no leaks. Another symptom of leakage from hoses is water dripping under the car.
3- Radiator Puncture
Car radiators are made of aluminum and copper alloy. The radiator, which has a very delicate structure, can beg over time and cause water leakage. If there is wetness on the radiator it can mean that it has been punctured.
4- Water Leakage of Heating Hose and Honeycomb
The heaters of the cars heat the inside of the car with the temperature of the radiator water. In other words, the heating system works by the engine water. If the heating comb is punctured or the heating hose leaks, your vehicle will lose water.
5- Spare Water Tank (Expansion Vessel) Crack or Leakage>
The expansion vessel is used to depress the pressure of the water from the pressure inside the radiator. If there is a crack in the spare water tank or a leak in the hoses coming to the tank, it will cause the engine water to decrease.
How Often and How to Check Radiator Water
Regardless of the make and model of your vehicle, you should check its water no more than once a week. You should also take a look under your car every day. If water is accumulating under the car, you should check the engine water immediately. Make absolutely sure the engine is cold before checking your car’s engine water. When the engine is hot, the water is also hot and the pressure. is under. When the radiator cover of the hot engine is opened, it gushes and can cause burns.
Press the radiator cover to open it and remove it. When you look inside, there should be water at the level of the lid. If it is missing, complete it and find out the reason why it is missing.