The intercooler of your vehicle is, so to speak, in continuous operation when it is in use. From time to time, it is therefore possible that dirt can settle in the intercooler. These can be particles of dirt such as mud or dust, but also oil or oily gases. But other defects such as damaged hose connections are also conceivable. How can you tell that the intercooler is possibly defective? Often the first thing you notice is a drop in engine performance, but increased fuel consumption or increased pollutant emissions can also be signs. With water-cooled intercoolers, coolant could also leak out. Therefore, the intercooler must be cleaned at intervals to prevent the intercooler from literally running out of air. In the worst case, the engine could otherwise be damaged.
The intercooler must be removed so that it can be cleaned. Once this has been done, it is time to investigate the cause: is the intercooler just dirty or is there actually a defect? It is recommended to have the cleaning done by a specialist. They can also tell you whether the intercooler can be cleaned or whether you should think about replacing it. One reason to install a new intercooler would be, for example, if the intercooler failure is caused by mechanical turbo damage. In any case, at WAGNER TUNING you will find a large selection of powerful intercoolers for almost all makes and models, and in excellent quality. Intercooler kits can also be ordered from us. The detailed product information in our online shop will help you choose the right intercooler. Let us convince you!