There are two basic radiator designs, DOWNFLOW and CROSSFLOW. They are named for the direction of the coolant flow and can be distinguished by the position of the tanks.
DOWNFLOW: The coolant flows from the top tank to the bottom tank.
CROSSFLOW: The coolant flows horizontally from tank to tank.
The radiator is designed to transfer heat throughout the engine for cooling purposes. It works hand in hand with the internal combustion engine. It is connected to channels that run through the engine and cylinder head from where antifreeze or coolant is pumped. The fluid conducts heat away from the engine parts as it flows from the radiator to the engine, and then back to the radiator where it is again cooled off. Typically the radiator is mounted just behind the vehicle's grill where it is supplemented by the air that comes in when the car is in motion.
There are three specific measurements that are needed to ensure correct size of a radiator, HEIGHT, WIDTH and THICKNESS. When measuring a radiator you measure the core only.
The core height measurement is always between the two tanks.
The core width is measured between the two side plates.
The core depth is the measurement in thickness of the radiator core.
Before you measure a radiator, make sure that it is in the upright position.
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