The Mishimoto 2nd-Generation Cummins Intercooler, Part 1: Project Intro and Factory Cooler Removal
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After being hounded by second-generation owners for months, our team decided it was time to fulfill their needs and develop an awesome intercooler upgrade for the 12V and 24V. We would be designing our cooler with a few key features that would set it apart from the factory unit.
- Cast aluminum end tanks for smooth airflow and unmatched durability
- Extremely efficient bar-and-plate core
- Direct fit for the 12V and 24V second-generation trucks
First Test Vehicle: 24V
After hunting around for a few local vehicles, this 24V ended up in our shop. A big thank you to the vehicle owner for lending us his truck for development.
Peering under the hood reveals a fairly clean engine bay.
Factory 24V Cooler Removal
We didn't waste any time with this project and set to work removing the factory cooler from this truck. Along the way, we would be capturing measurements from the truck to see just how much we could expand the size of our intercooler design.
These trucks are relatively easy to work on and disassemble. We had the factory cooler out in a fairly short time.
Second Test Vehicle: 12V
Next, we rolled in a 12V truck to pull the cooler on this vehicle as well. By having both vehicles in the shop, we can ensure that our design will be applicable for vehicles with either engine.
A cool shot showing our full shop!
Factory 12V Cooler Removal
Intercooler removal for the 12V is similar, and we set to work pulling the bumper to remove the cooler.
Soon enough, we had the factory cooler out to begin evaluating our design.
Check back with us next time for a full evaluation of the factory cooler and a look at our first prototype 3D rendering!
Thanks for reading!