Northern Radiator

Diesel Products from Northern Radiator

It’s no secret— when pushing your diesel pickup to the max, it can be a challenge to keep it cool. Northern Radiator has a quality line of radiators, charge air coolers, oil coolers, and performance diesel SPAL fans & shroud kits that will keep even the most tuned engine cooled under demanding conditions.

Diesel Pickup Truck Radiators

While these plastic tank/aluminum core radiators may look OEM, we've applied similar construction principals used in the big rig trucks. Northern Radiator has a long history of servicing the heavy duty semi-truck market, in fact, today it’s our primary business, so we know semi-truck radiators and used this knowledge for the development of our Diesel Pickup product line. Borrowing from decades of experience in the Heavy-Duty market, we brought these same construction methods to light truck aimed at the diesel performance enthusiast. These radiators provide trouble-free OEM mounting and replace existing OEM radiators as a standard replacement!

  • Added ribs in weak spots on the tank
  • Beefy fiber reinforced tanks
  • Extra strong integrated mounting points
  • Tank to header attachments is strengthened by a heavy gauge steel crimp strip vs aluminum on OEM
  • The radiator core is the best in the business with more fins per inch and strong heavy-duty tubes

Diesel Pickup Charge Air Coolers

Northern’s charge air coolers (or intercoolers) complement and work in conjunction with our diesel pickup radiators. Northern Radiator diesel pickup charge air coolers are engineered and designed to match OEM fit and standards for reliable performance.

  • Constructed with heavy duty aluminum cast tanks
  • Extruded micro-fin tubes
  • Strength throughout

Diesel Pickup Fans and Shrouds

With Northern Radiator's fans and shrouds you not only get a quality product, but we include the proper wiring kit and instructions to ensure smooth installation without error codes being thrown from your truck's computer.

Brushed Fans
When selecting a fan for your performance diesel applications, it is important to consider several things. Advertised CFM is relevant ONLY if there is NO resistance to the air flow. This is not the case with engine cooling.

In diesel applications, you have a radiator, condenser, and charge air cooler to draw the air through. This means a lot of resistance to air flow. We’ve built our performance diesel line around quality and performance. We have selected SPAL fan products, which are specifically designed to move enough air through these high-density applications. With the quality of SPAL you’re sure to get the cooling your hardworking system demands. 

Z40122:  Fits ‘01-’05 Chevy Diesel
Z40124:  Fits ‘06-’10 Chevy Diesel
Z40116:  Fits ‘03-’09 Dodge

Brushless Fans
Have you ever said, “man, there’s just too much room under the hood”? Didn’t think so. With the slimmer design of brushless fans, they not only out-perform, they save space! So what are the other benefits to brushless fans?

  • More Power
  • Last Longer
  • No AMP Spike: Unlike the typical brushed fan that has a peak power surge at start up and then runs at a maximum power draw, our SPAL brushless fans draw minimal AMPs at start and only draw what is needed, when it is needed.

Z40123:  Fits ‘01-’05 Chevy Diesel
Z40125:  Fits ‘06-’10 Chevy Diesel
Z40117:  Fits ‘03-’09 Dodge Diesel

Switch out your engine driven fan to a Northern Electric Fan and Shroud! See why here.

Oil Coolers

Diesel power provides more power and high torque ideal for towing. However, low-end RPM will raise the temperatures of the automatic transmission. As an integral part of any cooling system, Northern Radiator offers oil coolers that utilize an improved core for better cooling over the OEM.

  • Application specific
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Includes all mounting brackets and hardware
  • Fittings included for use of OEM oil lines

Z18060: Chevy / GMC ‘01-’05 Duramax HD
Z18061: Chevy / GMC ‘06-’10 Duramax HD