Image

The cars heating system runs of the radiator

i am doing a tafe course on autamotive at the moment and have just came across a possible threat to all humans that like to use the heater i the car
the problem with the heating system that was explained to me many years ago by a patient parent by the name of mr turner tommy to his mates
it involves turing the heater on in the car and adding of poisons to the cars interior and a may be possible cause threat that causes for young people that vomit and sleeep well during travel in colder climates
it is called the radiator and adding coolant as well as rust protection and then turning on the heater for the cars interior it adds the gasses from the radiator to the cars interior and also adds the heated gasses from the radiator that has been heating during driving
remember the coolant and the rust protection well you have just started to inhale the whole concuction
so maybe we need to think of purchasing an eloectric heater for the car and removing the heater hoses fromunder the dash as well the heater from the inside of the car

Last reply: 11th Dec 2015 / 9 replies / Post by stretch

Reply to this topic

Replies

col

Posted by: col
Posted: 28th Oct 2013

col says: this is not so. nothing in the radiator enters the car or you would have water all over you and none in the radiator. there is a small radiator under the dash of your car which hot water from the main radiator passes through. clean air from outside passes through the fins of the radiator and warms up thereby warming the interior of your car. the only time you would have anything toxic in your car is if the air outside is toxic and passes through your car. this is no different from having the window down. Reply

peterv

Posted by: peterv
Posted: 21st Jan 2014

col says: this is not so. nothing in the radiator enters the car or you would have water all over you and none in the radiator. there is a small radiator under the dash of your car which hot water from the...

peterv says: Spot on col. I worry if auto mechanics etc are being taught the sort of thing stretch is saying! Reply

r43026a

Posted by: r43026a
Posted: 12th Nov 2013

r43026a says: Where is your intelect?
One problem with new cars is the amount of plastic now used inside a car which gives off toxic fumes especially when warm, therefore when driving with a heater on and the windows closed the recycled air is not only having the CO2 levels increased but also the fumes, both of these then cause drowsiness, leading to possible incidents wherein people are either killed or injured. Such incidents should not be referred to accidents, because by definition accidenyts are avoidable!! Reply

col

Posted by: col
Posted: 21st Jan 2014

r43026a says: Where is your intelect?
One problem with new cars is the amount of plastic now used inside a car which gives off toxic fumes especially when warm, therefore when driving with a heater on and...

col says: this is probably so but the toxicity levels reduce to negligible amounts in a quick time. I have known about this for about 50yrs and so have the automobile associations so I am sure studies have been done and would be made public if it were serious. I remember the RAC WA bringing it to light a long time ago. Reply

jjdrer

Posted by: jjdrer
Posted: 21st Jan 2014

jjdrer says: Considerring the fact that many of the newer cars have alloy motors would they rust? In older cars I know that welsh plugs may eventually leak but I don't know if they are part of the cooling system in any way. One issue I had was being able to get the lid of the coolant "bottle" on tight enough. On 2 occasions I thought is was on tight as I couldn't tighten it any further only to be told later that it wasn't. The 2nd time on parking after 3/4 hour drive we discovered we had leaked out most of our coolant.
The "bottle" was almost empty after being filled to recommended level before we left home. We called the RAA Road Service after we discovered the welsh plugs had slight rust marks on the "motor block" below them (only the front ones).
I might add the car had been serviced only a couple of weeks before by a reputable service company but the mechanic did not mention that the welsh plugs were leaking at all. We had the car re-serviced by the mechanical workshop connected to the RAA in Murray Bridge, the entire cooling system checked, and the welsh plugs replaced. We knew the workshop (in Murray Bridge) had a lot of other vehicles pre-booked and expected to be minus our car for 2 days, but we got it back late that afternoon. They did a fabulous job and the price was very reasonable. They used geniune manfucturer parts and top quality coolant. I wish I remembered the company's name as they were very helpful and gave excellent advice. We confirmed the advice we were given by a Motor Mechanic (not the one who had previously serviced the car) and were told the company was honest and had a excellent reputation. Reply

jjdrer

Posted by: jjdrer
Posted: 21st Jan 2014

jjdrer says: You didn't mention what make of car you were working on. I don't know whether or not they still do, but Volkswagons we owned had an oil cooled motor and didn't have a radiator as such Reply

Hol94

Posted by: Hol94
Posted: 30th Jan 2014

Hol94 says: im going to look into thos more. if its true this is the most terrifying thing ive ever read Reply

lpullman

Posted by: lpullman
Posted: 28th Feb 2014

lpullman says: If you have leakage from the radiator / cooling system into the the cabin you have bigger problems than the risk of poisoning. The hot coolant fluid is run through a heat exchanger to heat air for the heater. There is no poisoning risk there. Reply

Skylark

Posted by: Skylark
Posted: 11th Dec 2015

Skylark says: I'm more concerned about the reflex numbing, decision slowing agent that leaches through Toyota Corolla, Camry & Prado vents.
Its the only explaination that would explain the failure to indicate, inability to merge, inabilty to move quickly when the lights go green. Unable to accelerate into gaps I could safely get a 3 ton truck into. And the list goes on. Reply

Create a new topic to discuss