Hello again, radiator lovers!
Have you ever wondered: what is an auto radiator? If so, this is a technical but very understandable video about what a radiator does and how an automobile radiator is put together in the factory. I was thrilled that at last there is a female narrator for a radiator video! Unfortunately, I was quickly put off by the way she mispronounced the very basic and important word, “radiator.” She said rad-iator (as in “rad” when it refers to something that is really cool, or “rad” as in radish.) I’ve never heard it pronounced this way so even though she had a nice voice, after she did this eight times, I was led to believe she was reading a script and didn’t have a clue about what she was saying regarding manufacturing radiators. Oh well – progress of sorts, I suppose.
As to the video itself, if you want a simple explanation about how your car’s cooling system is put together and works, this video will probably do the trick for you. It shows what a radiator manufacturer does in order to produce quality radiators from start to finish, all with great up-close shots that make what the narrator-gal says easy to follow. Explaining the problem of engine-generated heat and the use of radiator fluids composed of a mixture of water and anti-freeze to deal with the heating problem, we are taken along a journey through the many automated (producing shapes, thicknesses, etc.) and manual processes (welding, hammering) done in order to produce radiator tubes from paper thin brass and cooling fins, which are stacked together to make up the radiator’s body. The materials used throughout a radiator are described, along with why they work for each particular need. For instance, even the final coat of paint is a heat-resistant blend. Great background material and this video also gives you an appreciation of the thought and complexity that go into making a radiator and I am going to appreciate mine a whole lot more, as a result.