How It Works
Intercooling keeps all engine components at a stable temperature.
Intercoolers are simply air coolers, working on the same principle as a radiator cooling water.
Hot air travels from the turbo through the intercooler and is cooled down before entering the engine.
The aluminium intercooler cores are internally and externally finned thus creating an excellent compromise between the cooling effect and minimal pressure losses.
An Intercooler reduces the in-take air temperature by as much as 70% which vastly improves not only power and torque, but reliability as well.
Reducing the charge air temperature into the engine minimises the combustion temperatures allowing increased power and torque due to the cooler intake air.
Typical charge air temperatures without an intercooler for the modern turbo charged vehicle will vary between 100 – 200 C.
With a good intercooling system this will drop to between 40 – 60 C depending on the ambient air temperature.