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Effects of cooling system thermostat removal in hot climate

Effects of cooling system thermostat removal in hot climate

There is a myth that is quite popular in some countries with hot climate, even among mechanics - "cooling system's thermostat is not needed in the car". 
This believe is not necessarily true even though the importance of the thermostat is not as much as it is in a car in a cold climate. 
Listed below are some of the effects of thermostat delete;

The engine does not warm up on time. One function of the thermostat is preventing the coolant from circulation until the engine has attained a particular temperature. When the thermostat is not in place, the coolant begins to circulate right from the moment the engine is started. This extends the time the engine takes to attain operating temperature. The cooler the ambient temperature, the more time it will ..

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Car kickstarter relay solenoid teardown - Inside the kickstarter solenoid

Car kickstarter relay solenoid teardown - Inside the kickstarter solenoid

This blog post is meant to satisfy the curiosity of people who may have wondered what is in the kickstarter solenoid. The solenoid is often a sealed unit such that once it develops a fault, it is simply replaced. 
We cut one kickstarter solenoid open with a hand saw as shown in the image of this post. The part that is often problematic which is the high current relay contact is our area of interest.
 
Sometimes, when the solenoid fails, we hear only a click sound when we attempt to start the car. This is because the relay contact has failed.
Why is this relay necessary? 
This relay is there because the kickstarter is meant to work only during engine cranking period. The kickstarter is fed electrical energy and this energy is then converted to mecha..

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