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a radiator is used to cool down the engine using a liquid, whereas an intercooler is used to cool the air going to the engine or cooling the air comming from a turbo. What that does is that there will be more air particles in a defined volume of space if the air is cold, compared to hot air in the same volume of space. This is due to air contracting in cold temperatures. The result is more air going to the engine and therefore more generating more power.

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Q: What is the difference between an intercooler and a radiator?
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