In the world of high-power trucks, turbochargers are a godsend. No matter whether you’re piloting a twin-turbo F-150 or a Cummins-powered heavy-duty Ram, the turbo is what gives your truck the extra kick it needs to get the job done. While vital to generating power, the exhaust circulating through the turbo can also generate the internal combustion engine’s arch-nemesis – heat. But don’t worry, we here at Mishimoto have you covered, literally.
For those who don’t know or need a refresher, exhaust heat is the primary fuel source for a turbocharger. The turbocharger uses hot exhaust gasses to spin the turbine wheel and force more air into the engine. The side effect of this process is that the turbine housing heat soaks and therefore radiates heat through the engine bay, especially after heavy use. Depending on your turbo, or engine layout, this glowing hunk of hot metal could start transferring that heat into your intake