PowerMax Charge air cooler

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Nevs, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Nevs

    Nevs Light Load Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    flyover country (Iowa)
    Does anyone have any experience with the PowerMax charge air coolers from Detroit Radiator? Pros and cons would be appreciated. The ten year warranty is looking good to me.
  2. josh.c

    josh.c Road Train Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Knoxville, Tn
    I put one in April of last year to replace my factory one that had started to leak. I upgraded the turbo and put in an ECM from Mr Haney at the same time, so I can't really give you a good before and after comparison, but it's certainly held up well, and seems to do the job. It looks stout, for whatever that's worth. Mine was made in America, but they apparently also sell some that aren't.
    Nevs Thanks this.
  3. josh.c

    josh.c Road Train Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Knoxville, Tn
  4. paul 1052

    paul 1052 Heavy Load Member

    Oct 9, 2010
    Sand Springs, Ok.
    I put one an mine when I did the B/W turbo so far so good.

    I bought a radiator from them about 3 years ago and it's held up well, I did have a problem with it after about 6 months and they said if I could come through the Detroit area they would pit a new one in for me, I like their customer service attitude.
  5. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Abbottstown PA
    i put one on my my boost dropped alittle like 3 pounds but seams to pull fine
  6. superwhackedcat

    superwhackedcat Bobtail Member

    Jun 16, 2011
    Altamont IL
    I put a powermax aircooler and a 5 row radiator core in a month ago.. I really didnt notice a really big difference in boost or lower egt's with the cooler..
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