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KRS, which way does the water go round?

Can any body tell me for sure which way the coolant flows? I.e, is the pump pulling coolant into the motor, or pushing it out?

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Can any body tell me for sure which way the coolant flows? I.e, is the pump pulling coolant into the motor, or pushing it out?
It looks like the pump pushes coolant through the engine. What's also unusual is that it seems that the coolant flow through the left radiator is bottom to top, then top to bottom on the right.
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It looks like the pump pushes coolant through the engine. What's also unusual is that it seems that the coolant flow through the left radiator is bottom to top, then top to bottom on the right.
Thanks Carnadero, that's just what I wanted. From that diagram, the coolant as you say is pushed anti-clockwise into the block then into thebottom of the right rad, across the top, and out through the bottom of the left rad.

At startup with the stat closed the coolant whistles across the bypass route.

What's curious is that both rads seems to be working in series. i.e the water leaving the right rad will have been cooled before it gets into the left rad. I'm not sure if this makes for good efficient use of the radiator area, I'd have expected the rads to be plumbed in parallel, i.e the top and bottom header tanks are linked with a flow and return on tees - which is just like one large radiator cut down the middle. In theory then, air leaving the right fan will be a bit hotter than air from the left side?

I need to look more into this. Thanks



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