The Nissan 200SX was built as a light, nimble economy car, starting in 1974. During the oil crisis of the 1970s, car manufacturers began using lightweight materials and efficient engine designs to make their vehicles more appealing to consumers. The two Liter engine of the 200SX was tuned by the designers to be moderately powerful and easy on gas.
For an engine to run economically, it must be kept at a very specific temperature, and the cooling system ensures that heat generated by the combustion of the fuel does not destroy the engine. The most obvious part of the cooling system is the Nissan 200SX radiator. It is located on the front of the vehicle to maximize airflow.
The radiator uses the classic design of aluminum tubing mounted within a plastic frame. Hot coolant is driven by the water pump out of the water jacket built into the engine block. It flows through rubber hoses to the radiator, where it moves throughout the aluminum tubing. Attached to the tubes are thousands of paper thin aluminum radiating fins. The heat is transferred from the coolant into the metal of the tubing and from there into the radiating fins, where airflow disperses the heat into the surrounding atmosphere. The Nissan 200SX radiator should be regularly inspected for damage and replace when damage is evident. White or colored encrustments are evidence of coolant leaks in the radiator. While there are coolant leak stopping products available, it is generally not recommended to use them and risk polluting the coolant fluid.If your radiator is damaged, you can easily order a replacement from our convenient 24/7 online catalogue, and you can have your new Nissan 200SX radiator shipped directly to you door.