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PORTLAND, Ore. — Alliance Truck Parts, an aftermarket parts provider for the commercial transportation industry, now offers a charge air cooler product line for most makes and models of Class 6-8 commercial trucks and buses.
The new line provides a quality solution to charge air cooler issues that can severely affect a vehicle’s performance, according to Daniel Haggerty, director of parts marketing for Daimler Trucks North America.
Charge air coolers from Alliance Truck Parts are all new construction, not remanufactured or refurbished, and feature bar and plate construction instead of fin and tube for greater durability and more efficient heat transfer.
“Fuel efficiency and overall performance are two areas where quality charge air coolers can make a significant impact,” Haggerty said. “A properly functioning charge air cooler is vital to maintaining fuel economy, horsepower and emissions, but many operators are not checking them regularly for leaks.”
Haggerty said symptoms of a non-performing charge air cooler include:
• Loss of engine power
• Increased fuel consumption
• Elevated soot levels in engine oil
• Premature piston, ring and valve failure
• Turbocharger failure
• Elevated coolant temperatures
• Exhaust manifold failure
“To illustrate the importance of the charge air cooler to engine efficiency, a leaking charge air cooler steals horsepower and can lower fuel economy by more than a half-mile per gallon,” Haggerty said. “At today’s diesel prices of well above $3.50 a gallon that could result in a loss of more than $6,760 a year for each truck averaging 500 miles a day. Doing a periodic charge air cooler check should be as automatic as checking the oil.”
Alliance Truck Parts charge air coolers are available now for Dodge, Ford, Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Mack, Peterbilt, Sterling, Volvo, Western Star and other Class 6-8 trucks and buses.
Unlike remanufactured models, Alliance Truck Parts charge air coolers carry a one-year unlimited mileage warranty, and are all tested to OEM specifications for fit and optimum performance.
The simple pressure test to ensure proper charge air cooler performance can be done in approximately 20 minutes, and is available at more than 800 Daimler Trucks North America locations nationwide, Haggerty said.
To find out more about Alliance Truck Parts all-makes parts and the new charge air cooler line, visit www.alliancetruckparts.com.
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