Viagra Commercial Car Overheating


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Give radiator time to cool down before popping cap

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I’m sure you have seen the Viagra commercial in which the driver’s muscle car is overheating. He swings into a service station, buys a bottle of water and pours it into his radiator, then drives merrily on his way. I was always told: (1) Never try to take the radiator cap off of a hot radiator. (2) Never put cold water in an overheated engine. (3) When you do add water, you should start the motor first.

RAY: On most cars, if he popped the radiator cap off while the car was overheating, he’d have second-degree burns onall over his face and arms.

TOM: In general, you should give the car a good 45 minutes to an hour to cool down, and then open the radiator cap very carefully, using a large rag for hand and arm protection.

RAY: Unless you have a car with a separate, unpressurized coolant-recovery bottle. Then you can remove the cap right away. The 1969 Camaro in that ad may have been one of the last cars to have one of those. So this car is an exception to the rule.

TOM: Normally you would wait until the engine cools off before removing the cap. Adding cold water to an overheated engine can damage the block.

RAY: But with an unpressurized recovery bottle, you can add fluid anytime, because it doesn’t go directly into the radiator.

TOM: On most cars, you would wait until the engine cools off before adding cold water. That’s why old-timers suggest you run the engine — so the cold water circulates and mixes with the hot water immediately.

RAY: Once the engine is cool enough that you can safely remove the radiator cap, you can pour in cold water without fear of damaging the block, and you won’t need to run the engine while adding fluid.

TOM: But here’s where Romeo went wrong: Adding a 1-pint bottle of Fiji water is unlikely to solve his problem. It’s not enough water to make a difference, and more importantly, it doesn’t solve the problem that led to the overheating in the first place.

RAY: So if the commercial continued for another three minutes, he’d be overheating again. Not as much as he’ll be overheating from all that Viagra, but overheating nonetheless.

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