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Old Dog, New Tricks – Intercooler R&D, Part 2: Plans & Prototypes

Tucked between the battery and the radiator, buried beneath a tangle of coolant hoses, lies the heart of the Ford Powerstroke 6.7L charge air cooling system.  This chunk of aluminum, the air-to-water intercooler, is responsible for keeping your workhorse breathing easy.
A freshly cut, $500 intercooler. Not a bad Tuesday
A freshly cut, $500 intercooler. Not a bad Tuesday
When we looked at this project last, we outlined what makes air-to-water intercoolers different from your typical air-to-air intercooler and why they’re used in heavy-duty applications.  We also took our waterjet … Continue Reading ››

Ford 7.3 Power Stroke Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D Part 1 – Stock Review and Design Plans

When it comes to the icon of reliability, durability, and longevity in the automotive world, all eyes are on the diesel powertrain. The recognizable chugging sound of a diesel engine has become synonymous with the thought of tractor trailers, incredible fuel economy, and reaching 300,000 miles with ease. “Built Ford Tough” reigns true for all the general features of the diesel platform, the Powerstroke. Giving our loaner F-250 a look over, it’s easy to see why. Everything incorporated into the design was done so with the intent to develop an invincible machine. Everything except for the expansion tank, it seems. [caption … 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 thermostats, two coolant expansion tanks, an engine oil cooler, a transmission oil cooler, an EGR cooler – this truck even has a fuel cooler. Just looking at the engine bay of this monster can be a bit daunting, especially to … Continue Reading ››

Quick Release! – Ford 7.3L Powerstroke Transmission Cooler Kit

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Sometimes there are products we can’t wait to get on the market. The sense of urgency follows positive feedback after a release or hinting at a recently started project. There’s pride in giving people what they want, what they need. When our 2003-2007 6.0L Powerstroke Transmission Cooler Kit was released, the question that kept coming was if it would fit the 7.3L. What followed was a “no, sorry.” That didn’t sit well with us. The efforts grew exponentially as more questions surfaced about fitment, and as the number of … Continue Reading ››

American Workhorse – Part 2: Putting Innovation to the Test

Welcome to the second blog post detailing the development of the Mishimoto 6.4L Powerstroke upper radiator support bar. Last time, we looked at why front-end chassis flex in the 6.4 Super Duty has the potential to exceed a safe magnitude, using our advanced American architecture as a comparison. We learned that too much flex spells possible consequences, so we made it our goal to stiffen things up. But how did we do it?

We did it in the most American way possible – through innovation.

The Mishimoto 6.4 not only serves … <a href=Continue Reading ››