# Rudolph's Engine Heating And Cooling! Trivia Quiz

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Rudolphs review questions on heating and cooling Chap. 12

• 1.

### 100 percent antifreeze will freeze at a lower temperature than 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
A 100 percent antifreeze solution will not freeze at a lower temperature than a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water. In fact, the 50/50 mixture is designed to have a lower freezing point than pure antifreeze. This is because water has a lower freezing point than antifreeze, so mixing the two creates a solution that is more resistant to freezing. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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• 2.

### The cooling system is designed to cool 100% of the heat produced by the engine.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because it is practically impossible for a cooling system to cool 100% of the heat produced by an engine. While a cooling system is designed to dissipate a significant amount of heat, it cannot eliminate all of it. Some heat will always be generated as a byproduct of the engine's operation, and it cannot be completely cooled down. Therefore, the statement is not true.

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• 3.

### Heat will always flow from a hot to a cooler substance

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Heat will always flow from a hot to a cooler substance because heat naturally moves from areas of higher temperature to areas of lower temperature. This is due to the fact that molecules in a substance with higher temperature have more energy and move more quickly, colliding with molecules in a substance with lower temperature and transferring some of their energy. This transfer of energy continues until both substances reach the same temperature, resulting in thermal equilibrium. Therefore, the statement is true.

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• 4.

### As the pressure of a liquid increases, the boiling point decreases

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because as the pressure of a liquid increases, the boiling point also increases. This is because higher pressure makes it more difficult for the liquid molecules to escape into the gas phase, requiring more energy and a higher temperature to reach the boiling point. Conversely, decreasing the pressure lowers the boiling point as it reduces the resistance for the liquid molecules to escape.

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• 5.

### When the thermoststat is open, it directs coolant flow through the radiator

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
When the thermostat is open, it allows coolant to flow through the radiator. This is because the thermostat acts as a valve that regulates the flow of coolant in the cooling system. When the engine reaches a certain temperature, the thermostat opens, allowing coolant to circulate through the radiator. This helps to dissipate heat from the coolant before it is recirculated back into the engine, helping to regulate the engine's temperature and prevent overheating. Therefore, the statement "When the thermostat is open, it directs coolant flow through the radiator" is true.

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• 6.

### Air that is trapped in a cooling system will not affect the cooling capability

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
When air is trapped in a cooling system, it can significantly affect the cooling capability. Air bubbles can form an insulating layer around the cooling components, reducing their efficiency. This can lead to overheating and inadequate cooling of the system. Therefore, the statement that trapped air does not affect the cooling capability is incorrect.

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• 7.

### In most automotive applications, the water pump is driven by the:

• A.

Flywheel

• B.

Camshaft

• C.

Crankshaft

• D.

Impeller

C. Crankshaft
Explanation
The correct answer is Crankshaft. In most automotive applications, the water pump is driven by the crankshaft. The crankshaft is a key component of the engine that converts the reciprocating motion of the pistons into rotational motion. It is connected to various components of the engine, including the water pump, which circulates coolant throughout the engine to prevent overheating. By being driven by the crankshaft, the water pump ensures a continuous flow of coolant, helping to maintain the engine's temperature within the optimal range.

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• 8.

### Which of the following cooling system hoses is normally subjected to the roughest service life?

• A.

• B.

• C.

Heater inlet

• D.

Bypass

Explanation
The upper radiator hose is normally subjected to the roughest service life because it is exposed to higher temperatures and pressures compared to the other cooling system hoses. This hose carries hot coolant from the engine to the radiator, where it is cooled down before returning to the engine. The constant exposure to high temperatures and pressure can cause the upper radiator hose to deteriorate faster and be more prone to leaks or failures.

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• 9.

• A.

2

• B.

3

• C.

4

• D.

5

B. 3
• 10.

### When must a thermostat be fully opened?

• A.

20 F degrees above the start to open temperature

• B.

3 F degrees above or below its temperature rating

• C.

3 F degrees above its temperature rating

• D.

20 F degrees below the start to open temperature

A. 20 F degrees above the start to open temperature
Explanation
A thermostat must be fully opened when the temperature is 20 F degrees above the start to open temperature. This means that the thermostat will allow full flow of whatever it is controlling, such as coolant or air, when the temperature exceeds this threshold.

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• 11.

### The typically recommended mixture of water and antifreeze is:

• A.

30/70

• B.

50/50

• C.

40/60

• D.

60/40

B. 50/50
Explanation
The typically recommended mixture of water and antifreeze is 50/50. This means that the mixture should consist of equal parts of water and antifreeze. This balanced ratio provides the optimal protection against freezing in cold temperatures and boiling in hot temperatures. It also helps to prevent corrosion and maintain the proper functioning of the cooling system in a vehicle.

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• 12.

### Most manufacturers recommend that cooling systems should be drained, flushed, and filled every:

• A.

Six months

• B.

Year

• C.

Two years

• D.

Five years

C. Two years
Explanation
Manufacturers typically recommend that cooling systems should be drained, flushed, and filled every two years. This is because over time, coolant can become contaminated with rust, scale, and other debris that can hinder the system's performance. Regular maintenance helps remove these contaminants and ensures that the cooling system operates efficiently. Additionally, coolant additives can break down over time, so replacing the coolant every two years helps maintain its effectiveness in preventing corrosion and overheating.

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• 13.

### Technician A says an electric cooling fan may come on without the ignition being turned on. Technician B says an electric cooling fan may be controlled by the engine control computer. Who is correct?

• A.

A only

• B.

B only

• C.

Both A and B

• D.

Neither A nor B

C. Both A and B
Explanation
Both Technician A and Technician B are correct. An electric cooling fan can indeed come on without the ignition being turned on, as it may be programmed to continue running after the engine is turned off in order to cool it down. Additionally, an electric cooling fan can be controlled by the engine control computer, which monitors the engine temperature and activates the fan as needed to prevent overheating.

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• 14.

### Cooling system pressure is increased by the use of a

• A.

Water pump

• B.

Electric fan

• C.

• D.

Thermostat

Explanation
The radiator cap is responsible for maintaining the pressure in the cooling system. It acts as a seal, preventing coolant from escaping and allowing the system to build up pressure. This increased pressure helps to raise the boiling point of the coolant, allowing it to absorb more heat from the engine. Additionally, the higher pressure helps to circulate the coolant more efficiently, ensuring that it reaches all areas of the engine and radiator.

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• 15.

### A thermostat is used in the cooling system to prevent

• A.

Overheating

• B.

Overcooling

• C.

Both A & B are correct

• D.

Neither A or B are correct

B. Overcooling
Explanation
A thermostat is used in the cooling system to prevent overcooling. This is because overcooling can lead to issues such as freezing of the system or excessive condensation, which can damage the components of the cooling system. By regulating the temperature and preventing it from dropping too low, the thermostat ensures that the cooling system operates within a safe and efficient range.

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• 16.

### Radiator design ( coolant flow ) is

• A.

Cross flow

• B.

Down flow

• C.

Both A and B

• D.

Neither A or B

C. Both A and B
Explanation
The correct answer is "Both A and B." This means that radiator design can be either cross flow or down flow. Cross flow refers to the coolant flowing horizontally across the radiator, while down flow refers to the coolant flowing vertically downwards through the radiator. Both designs are commonly used in different types of vehicles and cooling systems.

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• 17.

### Heat that is hidden is called

• A.

Absolute heat

• B.

Warm heat

• C.

Specific heat

• D.

Latent heat

D. Latent heat
Explanation
Latent heat refers to the heat that is absorbed or released during a phase change of a substance, such as the transition from solid to liquid or from liquid to gas, without a change in temperature. It is called "latent" because this heat is hidden or "latent" within the substance and is not reflected in a change in temperature.

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• 18.

### Cooling systems are pressurized in normal operating conditions to

• A.

Increase boiling point of coolant

• B.

Ensure a constant flow of coolant

• C.

Aid in locating leaks

• D.

Minimize the formation of rust and corrosion

A. Increase boiling point of coolant
Explanation
Pressurizing the cooling system in normal operating conditions increases the boiling point of the coolant. This is important because when the coolant reaches its boiling point, it can vaporize and cause air pockets, leading to overheating. By increasing the boiling point, the cooling system can effectively transfer heat away from the engine without the risk of coolant vaporization. This helps maintain the stability and efficiency of the cooling system, preventing overheating and potential damage to the engine.

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• 19.

### In a typical thermostat, operation is controlled by

• A.

A temperature sensitive bi-metal spring

• B.

A pressure sensitive control switch

• C.

A wax pellet and coil spring

• D.

Coolant flow rate through the water outlet connection

C. A wax pellet and coil spring
Explanation
The correct answer is a wax pellet and coil spring. In a typical thermostat, the wax pellet and coil spring work together to control the operation. The wax pellet expands or contracts based on the temperature, which in turn causes the coil spring to move. This movement of the coil spring opens or closes the thermostat, allowing or restricting the flow of coolant to maintain the desired temperature.

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• 20.

### Technician A and B are discussing fan shrouds. Technician A says that engine can be run without the shrouds. Technician B says that the shrouds should not be removed. Which technician is correct?

• A.

Technician A

• B.

Technician B

• C.

Both A & B

• D.

Neither A or B

B. Technician B
Explanation
Technician B is correct. Fan shrouds are an important component in the cooling system of an engine. They help direct airflow over the radiator, ensuring that the engine stays at the optimal operating temperature. Removing the shrouds can disrupt the airflow, leading to overheating and potential damage to the engine. Therefore, it is recommended not to remove the shrouds.

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