Engine power and efficiency typically start and harnessed in the combustion process where the complete burning of air and fuel mixture is sought. Air is vital to combustion and often times the amount of air drawn by the engine is inadequate. To aid the inadequacy of air drawn by the engine during the intake stroke, turbochargers are used to pump clean air to the combustion chambers. Turbochargers are basically air compressors that force air into the combustion chambers to improve vehicle power and efficiency.
Turbochargers are driven by the velocity of the engine exhausts. The exhaust drives the turbine which is connected to an impeller which draws in air and then compresses it before it reaches the engine intake manifold. As the air is compressed, its temperature rises due to the hot environment of the turbocharger and the compression process itself. This increase in air temperature is undesirable to some degree for hot intake air causes the pre-detonation of the fuel charge.
Lowering air temperature to ideal levels to achieve maximum volumetric efficiency requires the use of intercoolers. Turbocharger Intercooler Hoses are used to deliver compressed air from the intercooler to the intake manifold. An Intercooler hose serve as the final delivery link of compressed air from the turbocharger compressor. Turbocharger Intercooler Hoses must be free of leaks so that air pressure and temperature is maintained and also to prevent contaminants such as dirt.
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