June 11, 2021
Nobody wants to have problems with the cooling system in the heat of summer, that’s why Wilmink Engine Parts has listed three of the most important cooling products for you. These parts need to be replaced from time to time or are often the cause of a defect in the cooling system. Our specialists would like to inform you about these parts, the most common defects and what we can offer you. This way your costumer will be prepared and ‘cool’ for the summer!
The water pump (or coolant pump) is one of the most popular products in the category cooling. This part ensures that the coolant goes through the engine block, cooling channels, radiator and heater. The water pump is driven by the timing belt, which is also available with the water pump as a kit. The water pump comes in different types: the mechanical water pump, electrical water pump and water circulating pumps.
Over time, water pumps may break due to damage or old coolant, which offers reduced lubrication. A water pump needs to be replaced in time, since an overheated engine can cause even more damage.
A different defect is leakage of the water pump as a result of leaking (rubber) seals and sealing washers. When placing a new water pump we always recommend to also replace the (rubber) seals and sealing washers. According to the brand INA these leakages, and the caused bearing defects, are in 85% of the cases the cause of a defect water pump. This the reason that the brand uses specific materials for the sealing of water pumps, which not only does the perfect sealing job, but is also resistant to extreme thermal shocks and the small parts that can circulate in the coolant. This makes INA water pumps reliable for a longer time.
Wilmink Engine Parts offers a wide range of water pumps of different brands and for various applications. We have different water pumps from brands like INA, Continental, SWAG and Pierburg. As an example the brand Continental offers different types of water pumps for more than 50 million vehicles in Europe, like the electrical water pumps in this video:
Next to a water pump a thermostat is also important for the regulation of the right temperature of the engine. The thermostat controls the coolant circulation in the cooling system and thus regulates the temperature.
A defect thermostat stays open in most cases. This result is that the engine cools down too much, which causes the fuel usage to increase. A thermostat can not be repaired and always has to be replaced. Furthermore we also advice to always renew the gaskets and sealing washers together with the thermostat.
Next to personal advice from one of our specialists we offer a diverse assortment of quality thermostats. Brands like Hoffer Products, Pierburg and MAHLE belong to our product range.
The third, but not unimportant, part is the radiator. Radiators are made of tin aluminium in order to quickly absorb and release heat, so the engine cools down.
A radiator can decay in different ways. The thin aluminium is vulnerable for damage, for example from stone chippings. When you have a blocked, leaking or broken radiator it needs to be replaced. It is also advisable to check the condition of the cooling hoses and replace them if necessary.
Our company offers different radiators from Denso and NRF. The Dutch company NRF is internationally known as a high quality manufacturer and supplier of radiators for passenger cars, truck, industrial and agricultural vehicles. NRF is known for its innovation, high cool capacity and sustainability.
For more products in the area of cooling go to our website. Do you have any questions about parts around the cooling system or do you want advice on a specific problem? Then you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +31 50 549 52 00.