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Used Alfa Romeo Intercoolers

All used Alfa Romeo Intercoolers listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list cheap new OES or aftermarket car parts at discounted prices and used OEM car parts up to 80% cheaper than main dealer prices for Alfa Romeo from premium breaker yards from across the UK.

About Intercoolers

The engine needs oxygen from the air in order for combustion to work. It's imperative that the car's engine is supplied with the correct amount of clean, filtered, cold air. In a combustion engine, the Alfa Romeo intercooler functions to cool down air once it has been compressed. The overall result of this ensures the engine is working to its optimum, providing more power and fuel efficiency. 

Intercoolers are either front mounted or top mounted in the engine. Front mounted intercoolers tend to work better because they are in prime position to get a continuous stream of air, enabling the intercooler to transfer heat more effectively. Though usually made  of  aluminium, intercoolers are manufactured to be vehicle specific and the material, size and design of the intercooler as well as the location in the engine will vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle. The Alfa Romeo intercooler is made to be compatible with your car, specifically designed for the make and model of your vehicle.

In supercharged/turbocharged engines in particular, the air is heated to very high temperatures and the Alfa Romeo intercooler functions to counteract the heat produced by the process of combustion by cooling the air once it has been compressed. Air needs to be as cold as possible before it mixes with the fuel and burns in the cylinders of the engine. The cooler the air, the denser it is, which increases the volume of air being fed into the engine. This leads to a better combustion process in the engine because more of the air/fuel mixture is being burnt in each engine cycle, which improves the overall power, performance and efficiency of the engine. Intercoolers operate with either an air to water system, or an air to air system. The air to water system pumps water through the intercooler and as the compressed air flows through the intercooler, the water being pumped through takes the heat out of the compressed air, cooling it down. The air to air system harnesses air from outside the car to soak up the heat from the air, which cools it after compression. Air drawn in from outside passes through the intercooler, while the hot compressed air from the turbocharger is sent along a network of tubes inside the intercooler which have little fins on the end. These fins act as heat conductors, removing the heat from the air in the tubes and transferring it to the cool air that is  being  pumped through the intercooler, so that the air entering the engine is as cool as possible. The Alfa Romeo intercooler helps to provide a consistent, constant supply of cold air to the engine, providing the best conditions for optimum combustion.

As with most parts, over time and with continued use the intercooler will lose efficiency. Damage from stones and other road debris adds to the general wear and tear on this part. The intercooler can leak if the metal corrodes which can cause it to lose air pressure. A malfunctioning intercooler will affect the performance of the engine and make it less fuel efficient. Replacing this part with the Alfa Romeo intercooler will ensure a part that's compatible with the make and model of your vehicle.

Alfa Romeo trivia

  • The Italian Job was famous for its use of the Mini Cooper, but the police in the film might very well have beaten Michael Caine on the flat with their Alfa Giulia Supers.
  • The lighter designs of Alfa Romeos has seen the company get a lot of racing success. They have performed exceptionally well at Le Mans, the Mille Miglia, and the Vanderbilt Cup. Perhaps their personal favourite victory was the 1923 win at the Targa Florio, a famously challenging competition.
  • US President John F. Kennedy was a big fan of the Alfa Romeo, and would often be seen racing on Washington streets in his Alfa Romeo Giuletta Spider.
  • The history of Alfa Romeo has more than a touch of Ferrari in it. Enzo Ferrari himself was the man who ran the racing team of Alfa Romeo, and he did so for around a decade. That world-famous prancing pony logo was even seen on more than a few Alfa Romeo sports cars.
  • The Italian police love the Alfa Romeo, and so the 159 model is driven by both the standard police force and the special forces branches of the Italian police.