Cooling Systems Missoula MT

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OReilly Auto Parts
(406) 728-2006
3625 Brooks Street
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair

Bob Gugisberg Auto Repair
(406) 542-0451
3305 S Clark Street
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair

Judds Auto Repair
(406) 549-0309
1916 North Avenue West
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Napa Auto Parts
(406) 543-6676
1136 Strand Avenue
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair,Fabrication and Restoration,Speedometer Repair

Garys Auto LLC
(406) 542-3458
243 S Catlin Street, # 1
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair

V Tec
(406) 728-4081
2420 Benton Avenue
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair,Transmission Repair

Sparrs Towing and Automotive
(406) 549-6462
2000 W Central Avenue
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Electrical Repair,Truck Parts

Midas Auto Service Experts
(406) 728-7760
332 S Orange Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Oil Change and Lube,AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

Unique Auto Service
(406) 728-3144
1414 Montana Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Oil Change and Lube,AC and Heating Repair

Master Technician Inc
(406) 327-0014
128 S 5th Street West
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Cooling Systems

When heavy diesel emissions control systems were first introduced (could it be only five years ago?), just about everyone in the trucking industry was concerned.

Fleets were asking if the systems would even work, and if they did, what problems and additional expenses would they bring? Truck manufacturers might know these engines were going to generate additional heat and were very concerned about the problems it would cause. Even cooling system experts were worried. “The primary concern before the introduction of EGR systems in 2002 was whether the coolant would survive the spiking of temperatures it would experience where the exhaust entered the pre-cooler,” says Darrell Hicks, a recognized member of the Technology and Maintenance Council and owner of Darrell Hicks Enterprises, an experienced cooling system supplier to the trucking industry.

In a similar way, Donaldson Co.’s Matt Stein describes the results of engine design changes made in response to emissions regulations by saying, “The increased use of EGR, tighter engine packaging and other engine strategy changes have combined to create an environment where engines sometimes operate at higher temperatures. This makes it more important than ever to make sure coolant systems are functioning properly.”

Stein’s colleague, Keith Bechtum, the company’s engine liquid product specialist, agrees, saying, “Because engines are running hotter, it’s more important to make sure the cooling system is properly maintained, because you’re asking the system to do more, and you’re depleting the additives faster.”

System components
It turns out that the concerns were well-founded but quite properly ad-dressed by cooling system design engineers. Hicks says, “As long as the coolant continued to flow, had the appropriate antifreeze/water ratio and the correct pressure cap; the concerns were not realized. It truly became a ‘non-event.’”

Properly spec’ed cooling system components also contributed to this “non-event.” Gates Corp. engineers, for example, discovered what you can’t see can hurt you. During long-term field tests, they identified the primary cause of coolant hose failure as an electrochemical attack on the rubber inside the hose. This can result in very small cracks in the hose tube allowing the coolant to attack and weaken the hose reinforcement. Accelerated by heat and flexing, the hose can develop a pinhole leak or actually rupture. To solve the problem, Gates developed an electrochemical-resistant hose using a ethylene propylene (EPDM) formulation inside and a special wrapped reinforcement. In addition to chemical resistance, EPDM hose offers superior bonding to metal fittings –– compared to either standard rubber or silicone hoses –– that helps to prevent coolant leaks.

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