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Intercoolers

Intercoolers

An intercooler, or 'charge air cooler', cools the air going into your turbocharged engine. To boost the power under your feet and prevent overheating, buy a low-cost intercooler from Car Parts 4 Less.

An intercooler acts like a radiator in that its job is to remove heat. Most intercoolers process air rather than water. The cooler air going from your intercooler to the turbo carries more oxygen and this allows the engine to burn more fuel, which in turn gives it more power. The turbocharging process puts your engine under immense strain. The huge heat levels in your engine can increase friction and wear out different parts too soon. The heat may also detonate cylinders and lower boost levels. The intercooler therefore plays a vital role in reducing wear and prolonging the life of your engine. Intercoolers do wear out with age and leaks are a common symptom of this. Leaks reduce air pressure and affect the air-fuel ratio. This in turn means your engine has to work harder, which can lead to excessive fuel consumption. To replace your faulty intercooler at a marked down price, please enter your registration above.