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Subaru Turbo Engine Parts: Intercooler

Information on genuine Subaru Intercooler (Turbocharged Engines) in Olympia, WA

Subaru produces a number of vehicles with turbocharged engines. For the 2020 model year, turbo engines are available on the Subaru Legacy and the Outback, and they're standard on the Subaru Ascent, WRX, and WRX STI. These turbocharged engines are all equipped with an intercooler. If this intercooler becomes damaged, the turbocharger won't work as well, which means you're likely to experience decreased engine performance, along with other problems.

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What Exactly Does an Intercooler Do?

To answer that, let's first take a quick look at what a turbocharger does. A turbocharger is a way to turn what is normally waste into power; exhaust gases from the engine go past a turbine that powers an air compressor, giving the engine extra air. However, the air that's compressed by the turbocharger is hot, which is less than ideal. Cold air has more oxygen than hot, which means more engine power. What's more, cooler air is less likely to combust before it should. Enter the intercooler. This part functions much like a radiator. The hot compressed air from the turbocharger passes through the intercooler, which cools it down before it reaches the engine. The cooler air allows the engine to produce more power and be more efficient.

What Are Some Signs of a Bad Intercooler?

Though intercooler problems may often be due to bad hoses, the intercooler itself can sustain damage. If this happens, there's a possibility that the check engine light comes on. Perhaps the most common symptom of an intercooler problem is a distinct drop in your engine's power, and smoke may come from your engine's exhaust. While it's possible to replace the intercooler on your own, we recommend having it done at an authorized service center unless you feel comfortable working on a complicated forced induction engine.

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Order a New Intercooler from Hanson Subaru

At Hanson Subaru, we carry a variety of parts for your turbocharged engine. In addition, our online store contains even more parts, and ordering is easy. If you have any questions about Subaru parts, contact us online or by phone, or just stop by. Our parts specialists will always be glad to help you find exactly what you need.

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Your Subaru is a special vehicle, which means that it deserves nothing less than the best. At Hanson Subaru, you'll find a huge selection of new OEM and factory-approved parts, fluids, filters, and accessories. Unlike what you may find on the aftermarket, these parts have been tested to meet the same high standards that Subaru is known for. We also make it easy for you to get factory parts at a lower price, thanks to our selection of remanufactured Subaru parts. Our parts experts will be glad to help you find exactly what you're looking for, so don't hesitate to contact them and learn more!

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