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Cooling system's Thermostat removal should be temporary, if necessary.

Cooling system's Thermostat removal should be temporary, if necessary.

Many people have asked whether it is good to remove the thermostat in their cars.
For fuel economy and engine longevity concerns, the best is the have the engine's Thermostat in place. This can make the rings still be in good shape after many miles.
Where proper maintenance of using coolant solution and replacing the coolant (causing severe rust and/or scale formation) and Thermostat periodically are not followed, as in the case of many users in Nigeria, REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT to protect the engine from catastrophic failure as a result of overheat. Thermostat removal should normally be a temporary measure till you can get the cooling system clean, get quality coolant and quality Thermostat. Thermostat removal can be done for the purpose of troubleshooting too and then returned back to..

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Factors that could make engine oils degrade faster in hot climate

Factors that could make engine oils degrade faster in hot climate

We are writing this article to advise owners not to exceed manufacturers oil cnange intervals in Nigeria because of the presence of factors that could cause faster oil degradation. Below are some of the factors explained. 

Dust - Relative to the western world, our environment is very dusty. Coupled with poor maintenance culture of not replacing bad engine intake air filters, dust finds its way more easily and hence contaminate and degrade the oil faster.
Substandard oil filters - The engine oil filters that are mostly on sale in Nigeria are substandard. This is so because of the fact that many Nigerians prefer cheap products. These substandard oil filters are not able to filter very micro particles (like little particles of dust, iron fillings, carbon) which causes the o..

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Coolant versus water in a car's cooling system

Coolant versus water in a car's cooling system

Many vehicle users do not see the need to use coolant in their vehicles simply because they put in water and their vehicle runs fine simply because they are unaware of the long term negative effect that it will have on their vehicle's cooling system and the engine itself.
Now, let's see how coolant performs when used and how water performs when used in the cooling system.
• Ordinary water - let's say either tap, well or borehole water. These water contain minerals that cause corrosion to engine block, piping and radiator core. Those minerals also cause scale formation. For better understanding, check your old home electric kettle, you will notice a brown layer under, that is scale! When water that contains these salts evaporates, it leaves behind the salts that forms scale.&..

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