Replacement of the charge air cooler avoids engine damage
Schwäbisch Hall, August 2011
A defective turbocharger should not be underestimated: because a mechanical damage often also affects the charge air cooler – for example due to penetrating metal shavings. If they come loose and are sucked in by the engine, this may cause fatal engine failure. Therefore, BEHR HELLA SERVICE recommends after any mechanical damage to the turbocharger that the charge air cooler also be replaced.
The charge air cooler cools the air that is compressed by the turbocharger and has a temperature of up to 150 degrees Celsius, before it reaches the combustion chamber of the engine. The cooling takes place via the ambient air (wind) or the engine coolant. The metal shavings that may have entered often cannot be removed completely by a simple flushing of the charge air cooler, which is why it is recommended in such cases to replace the charge air cooler to avoid further damage. Flushing or cleaning the charge air cooler, on the other hand, is only recommended by the experts of BEHR HELLA SERVICE if oil has accumulated there as a result of a leak at the compressor.
Behr Hella Service GmbH, Schwäbisch Hall: The joint venture by the automotive suppliers Behr (specialist for vehicle air-conditioning and engine cooling) and Hella (specialist for components and systems for lighting technology and electronics) deals with the global independent aftermarket for vehicle air-conditioning and engine cooling. The joint venture combines Behr Service activities on the independent aftermarket and the air-conditioning sector of the Hella aftermarket organization. Behr and Hella each have a 50% share in the joint venture. The combination of Hella's global sales organisation with Behr's product know-how and the linking of activities in the field of vehicle air-conditioning and engine cooling for the parts business is a consistent further development of the already existing cooperation between Behr and Hella in the field of climate control and front-end modules.
For further information contact:
Behr Hella Service GmbH
Head of Marketing/Communication
Phone: +49 7907 9446-37358
Fax: +49 7907 9446-37 379
Dr. Markus Richter
Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
Phone: +49 (0)2941 38-7545
Fax: +49 (0)2941 38-477545