Direct-Fit Extruded Tube Core Radiator and Electric Fan System
FLEX-A-LITE HAS A NEW SOLUTION FOR OWNERS of 2003-2007 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks with the 6.0L Power Stroke turbodiesel engine. They can now get significantly better engine cooling with a Direct-Fit Extruded Tube Core radiator.
The electric fan system replaces the factory belt-driven clutch fan and fan shroud, delivering more engine power to the wheels and improving fuel economy. The dual-electric fan system also allows the engine to warm up more quickly in cold weather and improves air-conditioning performance at idle and slow speeds in hot weather by moving 6,000 cfm of air, and it includes a variable-speed, adjustable thermostatic controller.
These performance aluminum radiators provide better heat transfer and stronger, more durable construction with less weight. The key cooling technology is a core that is made with extruded tubes, which replaces the outdated single-core, 2-core, 3-core and 4-core tube designs.
The extruded-tube design is super strong, and the internal passage volume increases the contact area between the coolant and aluminum tubes. The extruded tubes also provide a flat, optimum surface on which to braze the cooling fins. This maximizes the contact between the tubes and fins for increased heat dissipation. Additionally, the cooling fins have louvers punched into them to direct airflow. This increase of contact and heat transfer from coolant to tube, tube to fin, and fin to air gives these radiators significantly better cooling capability than is possible with old-style tube cores.
The extruded tubes are much stronger and more rigid than traditional aluminum radiator-core tubes, and in conjunction with a proprietary brazing process give the radiator a 100-psi burst rating
The Flex-A-Lite Extruded Tube Core radiator includes a corner subhead, reinforcing the cooling tube to header connection, an area prone to cracking and leaking in other brands of radiators.
There are direct-fit Flex-A-Lite Extruded Tube Core radiator applications for more pickup trucks and Jeeps. LS engine-swap radiators are also available for many applications. Flex-A-Lite radiators are available both with and without a Flex-A-Lite electric fan installed at the factory.
Please visit flex-a-lite.com or call 800-851-1510 for more information.