air-to-air intercooler

A heat exchanger used on a turbocharged engine, which uses liquid coolant from the rad to cool the air coming from the turbo into the intake manifold

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  • Intercooler — For the Australian rock group, see Intercooler (band). An intercooler (original UK term, sometimes aftercooler in US practice), or charge air cooler, is an air to air or air to liquid heat exchange device used on turbocharged and supercharged… …   Wikipedia

  • Intercooler — de un motor de gasolina, abajo la rampa con los 4 inyectores El intercooler es un intercambiador (radiador) aire aire o aire agua que se encarga de enfriar el aire comprimido por el turbocompresor o sobrealimentador de un motor de combustión… …   Wikipedia Español

  • intercooler — A device which cools the air entering the carburetor or fuel injection system. Colder air has more oxygen molecules than warm air. Thus cooler air gives more power and better fuel economy. An intercooler looks like a radiator. It contains large… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • intercooler — /ˈɪntəkulə/ (say intuhkoohluh) noun 1. an intermediate heat exchanger, acting between two stages of a heating or cooling process. 2. (in turbocharged vehicles) a secondary radiator behind the air intake to cool the pressurised inflow of air,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • intercooler — A precooler or a heat exchanger that is like a radiator. It is a component of an air conditioning system fitted between a compressor and the turbine of a cold air unit or that used between the turbocharger and the cylinder of a reciprocating… …   Aviation dictionary

  • intercooler — lə(r) noun Etymology: inter + cooler : a device for cooling a fluid (as air) between successive heat generating processes (as in a multistage air compressor) …   Useful english dictionary

  • intercooler — noun Date: 1899 a device for cooling a fluid (as air) between successive heat generating processes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Charge air cooler — A charge air cooler (also known as an intercooler) is used to cool engine air after it has passed through a turbocharger, but before it enters the engine. The idea is to return the air to a lower temperature, for the optimum power for the… …   Wikipedia

  • Compressed-air car — A Compressed air car is an alternative fuel car that uses a motor powered by compressed air. The car can be powered solely by air, or combined (as in a hybrid electric vehicle) with gasoline/diesel/ethanol or electric plant and regenerative… …   Wikipedia

  • Compressed-air vehicle — The Victor Tatin airplane of 1879 used a compressed air engine for propulsion. Original craft, at Musée de l Air et de l Espace …   Wikipedia

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