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The cooling system in necessary to deal with waste heat produced by the internal combustion engine. Each size and type of engine and vehicle will have a unique set of parameters. Of course there is a rather small amount of radiant heat from the external components of the engine and also from the exhaust system. The most common cooling system is liquid to air. The coolant, which is moved about internally by a centrifugal pump in the engine, absorbs heat up to a predetermined point and then is able to transfer the heat out to the atmosphere via the heat exchanger. Coolant is commonly water based. Certain additives are used to both increase density and prevent galvanic action (corrosion). The thermostat is a variable orifice used to restrict the coolant flow into the heat exchanger (radiator) until a pre-set temperature is reached. At that time the thermostat starts to crack open to allow some coolant into the radiator for heat removal. If not enough heat is removed the thermostat opens wider allowing ever more heat removal at the radiator until the thermostat is wide open. This is the point where the radiator must be correctly sized to be able to dispose of all excess heat. Usually a fan is used to force air through the radiator which increases the amount of heat removed.
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