Category Archives: Ford 6.7L Powerstroke Intercooler 2011-2016

Old Dog, New Tricks – Intercooler R&D, Part 5: Dyno

Power feels different for everybody. For some, it’s the feel of freshly printed money. For others, power feels like the blinding camera flashes of paparazzi. But for many automotive enthusiasts, true power is the shove you feel in your back as you push your right foot to the floor. The enthusiast’s quest for power can be never ending (just ask the … Continue Reading ››

Old Dog, New Tricks – Intercooler R&D, Part 4: Strong by Design

It wasn’t too long ago that we saw our 2011-2017 Ford Powerstroke 6.7L air-to-water intercooler on the flow bench. We talked about flow rates, and pressure drop, and learned that our intercooler flows air about 22% better than the stock cooler. Soon, we’ll see how that increased flow translates into power on the Dynapacks. But first, I wanted to circle … Continue Reading ››

Old Dog, New Tricks – Intercooler R&D, Part 3: Flow Bench

Intercooler design is a delicate balance of pressure and flow. Too much flow means that the charge air does not stay in the core long enough to transfer heat. Too little flow, and too much pressure, means all the work your turbo or supercharger has been doing is wasted on forcing the air through the cooler instead of into the … Continue Reading ››

Old Dog, New Tricks – Intercooler R&D, Post 1: A Core Review

Everything about Ford’s Super Duty Powerstroke brand screams, well, Super Duty. It has done so since they were first put in the Econoline Vans in the mid ‘90’s. Our 2011 is equipped with the 6.7L turbodiesel V8 engine, and it’s clear Ford has engineers who really took the Super Duty term to heart. There are two batteries, two radiators, two … Continue Reading ››