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Cooling System 5
Fig 1. Coolant Flow Though a 6 Engine
To obtain the complete amount of coolant in the cooling
in the cylinders, from component parts such as exhaust
system of a unit, the additional capacity of the radiator,
valves, cylinder liners and pistons which are surrounded
hoses, etc. must be added to the capacity of the basic
by water jackets. In addition, the heat absorbed by the
The capacity of the radiator and related
oil is also removed by the engine coolant when oil to
equipment should be obtained from the equipment
water oil coolers are used. Refer to Section 13.3 for
supplier, or the capacity of a particular cooling system
may be determined by filling the system with water, then
draining and measuring the amount required.
Cooling System Capacity
The capacity of the basic engine cooling system
(cylinder block, head, thermostat housing and oil cooler
housing) is shown in the Table.
1972 General Motors Corp.
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