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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 8, 1974 COLD FEET? If you have been putting up with a not so hot heater in your car, it may be an indication of damage to more than your dis- position. Your car's heater derives its heat from the water that circulates through the cooling system. When that water is too cool to warm your feet, it probably means your engine is cold, too! The usual cause of over cooling is an incorrect or defective thermostat. The net effect will be felt in your pocket book as well as in the car on cold days. Most immediately, you will find your gasoline bills rising over and above the normal cold weather increase when your choke is working overtime. The longer your choke is on, the greater your gas consump- tion If the engine is running even colder than you ex- pect it to in the winter, the over worked choke really inflates your gasoline bills. And all because of a defec- tive thermostat. Tune-up No. 2 is vital, here's why, how of it Specialists in all types of ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING Ask about our Guarantee ENGINES WISCONSIN ENGINE Sales and Service Centre Custom Engine Parts Ltd. 1605 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-8181 Take your car to your service station and ask the attendant to give your car "Tune Up Number 2" and he'll probably look at you and scratch his head. He knows about tune ups, but he probably doesn't know about "the second tune- up." Yet "Tune Up No. 2" is a vital part of your car's maintenance, one that's long overdue in most cars. Tune Up No. 2 is simply a thorough inspection and check of all the com- ponents in your car's cool- ing system and replace- ment of those parts that are worn or malfunc- tioning. It is a cooling system tune up. Why is it important? To understand the need for a cooling system tune up, we must first look at the function of the system. The cooling system keeps the operating temperature of the engine at a level at which it will perform at top efficiency. Keeping Its Cool To accomplish this task, automobile manufacturers TUNE YOUR CAR BEFORE THE BIG FREEZE Let our Chrysler-factory-trained experts check your car over for trouble-free driving and better performance for winter. Make your appointment with CON EBBERT or JOHN WELTERLICH Phone 327-1591 CHECK Cooling system condition Install new Chryco anti-freeze Exhaust system and install winter treads Braking system Automatic transmission Lights Fan belt Wiper blades Lubrication Oil to winter grade level points and plugs Carburation Steering for safety We have a complete stock of CHRYCO SNOW TIRES and Batteries at Special Low Prices WE SPECIALIZE in all Chrysler Automatic Trans- mission and Air Conditioning Repairs. ALL MAKE PARTS FOR ALL MODELS CHRYCD PARTS FLEMING MOTORS LTD. Service 7th St. and 1st Ave. South SHOULD YOUR SERVICE STATION attendant look puzzled when you ask him for a Tune-Up No. 2 check- up, just hand him this list. Run over it first to familiar- ize yourself with what needs to be done. 1. Visually check cool- ant level for indica- tion of leaks or ex- cessive oil content. 2. Check with pressure tester for internal and external leaks. 3. Visually check oil for water content. 4. Test thermostat for proper opening and closing. 5. Check heater valves. 6. Check heat gauge for accuracy. 7. Drain and back flush cooling system. 8. Clean radiator core of bugs and check for clogging. 9. Clean engine heavily covered with grease and oil. 10. Test radiator pres- sure cap. 11. Check radiator neck cap seat for nicks or scratches that could release pressure. have developed the pressurized cooling system which allows special coolants (not water) to rise well above the ordinary boiling point without "boil- ing over." The cooling system on the average automotive engine must be able to withstand in excess of 17 pounds of pressure combined with underhood and coolant temperatures that range from 278 degrees F to 300 degrees F. These higher temperatures and pressures put tremendous strains on all cooling system components hoses, V-belts, water pump, thermostat, radiator cap. It takes only one of these key parts to fail or malfunction to cause the engine to overheat with costly internal engine damage as the likely result. If you are driving a late model car and it's been 12. Check water pump bearings. 13. Check fan blades and pulley for alignment and balance. 14. Inspect all hose and clamps for deteriora- tion. 15. Check core plugs and drain cocks for leak- age. 16. Refill system with coolant and check for airlocks. 17. Recheck entire sys- tern for leaks. 18. Check and adjust ten- sion of V-belts. 19. Check and reset igni- tion timing to elimi- nate ping. 20. In cases where cool- ing system continues to overheat, check other possible 21. Replace belts, hose, clamps, thermostat and cap as necessary. more than a year since you've had your cooling system checked, you're overdue for trouble. You're ready for "Tune Up No. 2." It's Worth It The cost of a cooling system tune up is relatively small compared to the potential savings you could realize by preventing a costly break down or ex- pensive engine repairs. A cooling system tune up normally takes about an hour and a half to ac- complish and it carries a nominal flat rate of plus parts. If your service station man or garage mechanic doesn't know about "Tune Up No. ask him to check his Flat Rate Manual or have him con- tact The Gates Rubber Company, 999 South Broadwqy, Denver, Colorado 80217 for com- plete information on cool- ing system tune ups. Near completion Countless hours of travel, lives and injuries have been spared by the U.S. Interstate Highway System now nearing completion. First proposed in 1955, over 80 per cent of the mile sys- tem has been completed. ;