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Big Boss Intercooler


Intercoolers

PDI’s Big Boss® Intercoolers are built with our specifications by Dura-Lite to support 600hp to 900hp applications. Our Big Boss Intercoolers decrease EGT’s 150 to 200 degrees with no boost drop across cooler, and decrease intake manifold air temperature up to 30%. This results in increased fuel efficiency and power.

For more information about our Big Boss® Intercoolers, or for help with any of your performance needs, contact your nearest PDI dealer or call PDI at 800-511-1231.

Product
Part Number
Description
Price
Peterbuilt 3790
PE281F
Supports 600 HP to 900 HP Applications
$2400
Kenworth W900
KE282W
Supports 600 HP to 900 HP Applications
$2400
Freightliner
800236
Supports 600 HP to 900 HP Applications
$2400
Duralite Intercooler
N/A
Stock Replacement Intercooler
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How do I know if I need a new charge air cooler?
If your charge air cooler is leaking, you probably need to replace it. Many original equipment coolers leak when they are new, and only get worse as time goes by. A cooler that is leaking will allow the compressed air out of the turbo charge to escape before it gets to the engine. This will result in power loss and poor economy. A quick leak down test of the charge air cooler, will tell you how bad the situation is.

What is a “Leak Down Rate” Test?
A leak down rate test is a test which shows the amount of leakage from your charge air cooler. The basic procedure is to pressurize the cooler and then see how long it takes the air to escape. We sell a set of tools that will allow you to test your cooler in a safe and accurate manner. Your local diesel engine service center will also have the equipment to test your cooler. We recommend that the cooler be tested at every oil change.

How Much Leakage is Acceptable? See the chart below.

Stock replacement intercoolers available for any make and model. Prices vary depending on applications.

A Leak Down Rate Test  shows the amount
of leakage from your charge air cooler.
The basic procedure is to pressurize the
cooler and then see how long it takes the
air to escape. We sell a set of tools that will allow you to test your cooler in a safe
accurate manner. Your local diesel engine service center will also have the equipment
to test your cooler. We recommend that
the cooler be tested at every oil change.
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* If your charge cooler is leaking, you probably need to replace it. *
Many original equipment coolers leak when they are new, and only get worse as time goes by. A cooler that is leaking will allow the compressed air out of the turbo charge to escape before it gets to the engine. This will result in power loss and poor economy. A quick leak down test of the charge air cooler, will tell you how bad the situation is.

How much Leakage is Acceptable?

Each engine supplier has their own specifications.
Refer to the chart below:


Caterpillar                         5 psig in 15 seconds @ 30 psig

Cummins (ISB, ISC, N14   7 psig in 15 seconds @ 30 psig

Cummins (ISX, M11)         5 psig in 15 seconds @ 30 psig

Detroit Diesel                    5 psig in 15 seconds @ 25 psig

International                      5 psig in 15 seconds @ 30 psig

Mack                                 5 psig in 15 seconds @ 30 psig

Mercedes                         5 psig in 15 seconds @ 25 psig

Volvo                                5 psig in 15 seconds @ 30 psig
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PDI's Big Boss Intercoolers are built with our specifications by Dura-Lite
to support 600HP to 900HP applications. The core is built 3/4" thicker and 4" longer, Decreasing EGT's 150 to 200 Degrees with No Boost Drop across Cooler
The result is = Increased Fuel Efficiency and Power!