2.0TFSI platform cars have a front mounted intercooler as standard, which provides adequate cooling for a stock car. However once boost levels are increased, either by ECU remapping or the introduction of a bigger turbo, stock coolers struggle to maintain low intake temperatures.
Once the air intake temperature gets too hot, the engine ECU will retard the timing and lower boost levels to maintain engine’s safety.
The stock cooler forms the hangers for both the radiator and air conditioning condenser, due to this up rated cooler designs fall into one of two categories.
As the stock cooler have its limitations, a small core and plastic end tanks
(Note Audi S3 cooler has a slightly larger core, with aluminium tanks, but restricted inlet / outlets)
THS concluded for a number of reasons that a new high efficiency bar and plate cooler as a direct replacement for the stock cooler offers best solution and results.
Using 3D CAD modelling the cast aluminium end tanks were designed to retain the vital hanger points necessary for the a/c condenser and radiator. New larger inlet / outlets and unique end tank shape give increased unrestricted air flow.
These are TIG welded to the large bar and plate core. The complete cooler is pressure tested to 5bar (72psi)
The THS TFSI cooler features a Bar and Plate core. Bar and Plate core offers similar cooling properties as tube and fin systems but has the added advantage of reducing pressure drop due to lower hydraulic internal restrictions. This means that the THS TFSI intercooler has a reduced pressure drop over the standard OEM cooler and S3 cooler.
The core measures 610mm x 415mm x 57mm (24” x 16¼” x 2¼”)
Giving lower intake temperatures right across the rev range. Let the figures speak for themselves.
Front mounted intercooler, all transverse 2.0TFSI cars
Twin pass FMIC, with unique flip pipework design, 1.8t Golf