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What types of cars need an intercooler?
Turbocharged and supercharged cars benefit from intercoolers. Your car doesn’t have to be a performance vehicle to have an intercooler. In 2016 turbo cars made up 40% of cars on the road. Even popular runabouts like the Ford Fiesta, Holden Astra, Mini Cooper, Renault Sport and Skoda Fabio are turbocharged.
My vehicle makes a turbo 'whine' and produces less power than usual, do I need a new intercooler?
A drop in power or turbo whine indicates that there could be a leak in your cooling system. A specialist Natrad technician can help identify the problem and quote a solution.
I'm getting engine 'knocking', can a new intercooler help?
Engine detonation or ‘knocking’ can occur with high air intake temperatures. A spontaneous explosion occurs after the normal combustion caused by the spark plug. The immediate pressure spike within the combustion chamber produces the knocking sound.
A Natrad technician can help to identify the cause of engine ‘knocking’. The solution could be to reduce air intake temperatures and improve combustion with a new intercooler.
Can I fit the intercooler myself?
You can fit the intercooler yourself, as long as you follow the correct procedure. Failure to do so will void the warranty. If you have any questions, you can ask your Natrad specialist for advice.
Which intercooler do I need for my car?
The intercooler for your car depends on the air-cooling performance that’s required.
Intercoolers come in many shapes and sizes, depending on the installation location. Top-mount and front-mount intercoolers are the most common.
You can ask a Natrad technician about intercoolers in Australia for your vehicle.
What design choices can I make for a custom intercooler build?
Natrad can order custom intercoolers made in Australia. You can specify the size, shape, fin style and density, inlet & outlet sizing and even the surface finish.
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