Ford 7.3 IDI and 7.3 Power Stroke Diesel from All
The new Ford Power Stroke is an excellent engine for an intercooler. The Power
Stroke has many features found only on industrial and heavy-duty commercial
diesels, built from start to finish by Navistar engineers for power and
durability. The Power Stroke produces 15-20 psi of manifold pressure that causes
air intake temperatures to be higher than normal. Higher air intake temperatures
reduce horsepower, engine efficiency, raises exhaust temperatures, and overall
engine operating temperature.
The ATS intercooler system is designed to lower the compressed air temperature
from the turbo, through the air-to-air intercooler and back into the intake.
This is accomplished when a truck traveling at regular highway speeds, forces
air through the heat exchanger (intercoolers are also sometimes called
aftercoolers), causing the air to cool. Cooling the inlet air increases air
density, maximizing engine performance. The inlet air temperature also lowers
firing pressures and reduces stress on the engine.
The ATS intercooler for the Ford Power Stroke diesel, can reduce air intake
temperatures over 200 degrees and lower exhaust temperatures over 150 degrees
while towing. Theoretically, for every 10 degree drop in air intake temperature,
an engine can increase performance 1%. For example, reducing the air intake
temperature 200 degrees would equal (200 * 1%) a 20% gain in performance. In
addition, lowering exhaust temperatures can increase engine efficiency, extend
life and reduce engine operating temperatures. Testing the intercooler while
towing has resulted in the ability to pull the same grade in the next highest
gear at approximately 5 to 10 mph faster.
ATS designed their intercooler system with the same quality, performance,
and ease of installation that ATS is known for in the diesel performance
market. Mounting the ATS intercooler behind the openings in the front bumper
allows for easier installation, and less cooling restriction to the
radiator. This intercooler system is a true bolt-on that fits 2-wheel or
4-wheel drive models. Each ATS intercooler system includes all the necessary
parts and step-by-step instructions. Approximate time of installation is 2-4