The cooling system and especially the radiator are crucial in keeping your engine from overheating. Your commercial truck engine can produce a large amount of heat, and without a properly functioning radiator, it will certainly overheat. The radiator in your truck is filled with a mixture of water and anti-freeze. This mixture is moved through your cooling system usually by a water pump.
One of the most important parts of a semi truck or heavy-duty truck is the radiator. The radiator is an essential part of the cooling system for your engine. Large truck engines can produce massive amounts of heat. A properly functioning radiator can help reduce the heat on the engine to help it run better. No one has time to be broke down on the side of the road with an overheated engine.
Southpointe Radiator is a member and strongly supports NARSA, The International Heat Transfer Association. We are proud to be NARSA Heavy Duty Certified and we want our customers to know. They recognize our radiator shop and our technicians to have the equipment and technical knowledge to provide parts for heavy duty repairs with a high level of product quality and customer service.
As a dedicated supplier for replacement parts on coolant tubes and fan clutches for Detroit Diesel heavy-duty trucks Southpointe Radiator is excited Detroit Diesel is making a comeback. Detroit Diesel will offer medium-duty diesel engines to Daimler Trucks North America in 2016. All model Daimler Trucks and Thomas Built School Buses will be carrying these new Detroit Diesel engines.
Operating big machinery is a skilled job, one that is not easy and holds high responsibility for truckers. That is why it is important to keep your truck maintained to prevent costly breakdowns and having to buy replacement parts.
With the abundance amount of heat the engine receives it is priority you keep close eye on how your fan clutch is operating properly or if you need to replace. Remanufactured fan clutches are available to replace your truck part.
A neglected diesel engine heavy duty truck can;
- Cause your warranty to be voided
- Cause diesel engine break down or malfunction
- Pollution Law penalty
- Expensive replacements and repairs
Diesel fuel has to be compressed at very high temperatures to burn fuel efficiently and to meet required laws. Luckily truck engineers and manufacturers have been working hard on ways to improve the engines cooling system this has included;
- Realizing cannot increase size of radiator
- Testing different ways to manage the airflow through the radiator
- Improved fin designs
- Increase cooling capacity
- Better designed fan clutch
- Better designed pumps
- Better designed coolant tubes
Practice the steps to maintain the health of your diesel engine heavy duty truck. Some repairs are unavoidable and are expected with wear and tear of the vehicle but save yourself the hassle of something happening unexpected. Remanufactured fan clutches by Horton are available for Detroit Diesel Trucks, Caterpillar, Cummins, International, Volvo and more. We offer FREE Freight in the continental U.S. on all coolant tubes. CONTACT US to see what diesel engine truck parts we can help you replace.