Diesel engines create a lot of heat and, as such, need strong coolant systems to disperse this heat. To keep your engine at an adequate operating temperature, a water pump is used to push coolant through your engine block. This coolant absorbs heat and is then flushed out of the engine and into a radiator. Your radiator disperses this heat by allowing air to run across your coolant lines. Over time, parts of this system may fail. Coolant lines may leak, radiator fans may break, and water pumps may malfunction. Fortunately for anyone having trouble with their coolant system, we here at IBEX Diesel Repair offer a wide array of coolant system services that are bound to meet your every need.
Symptoms of a Bad Water Pump
Your water pump is an incredibly important part of your coolant system. Water pumps typically last about 100,000 miles, but they can fail a lot sooner if your truck is constantly hauling heavy loads. Common symptoms include loud whining sounds, an overheating engine, rust on the pump housing, and coolant leaks. When one or more of these symptoms becomes apparent, we highly recommend you bring your truck in for service.
Importance of Coolant Changes
Many drivers assume that coolant doesn’t need to be changed as long as it’s not leaking. However, that’s not entirely true. Coolant breaks down over time and can lose its ability to absorb heat. When this happens, you’ll likely notice that your engine is overheating and that your coolant starts to boil. Engine coolant typically lasts around 100,000 miles but may need to be changed more often depending on your hauling habits.
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Are you looking for a coolant service? Whether you want a simple coolant flush or a water pump replacement, give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.
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