Jacobs releases engine brake for International A26 engine

March 16, 2017

Jacobs Vehicle Systems has introduced a compression release engine brake for the International A26 engine.

Continuing their strong relationship, Jacobs and Navistar engineers collaborated to provide an engine brake for the latest A26 International engine offering. By leveraging the benefits of the new Variable Geometry Turbo, Jacobs says the A26 engine brake performance increased up to 67 percent at lower engine speeds and higher altitudes.


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This engine update improves driveability, increases foundation brake life, and lowers total cost of ownership of International trucks equipped with the A26 engine brake, Jacobs says.

“Jacobs is proud to continue working with Navistar and International Trucks to provide engine brakes that complement their latest A26 engine. With this enhanced Jacobs Engine Brake, drivers experience a reduction in the need for downshifting and improved NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness),” says Sergio Sgarbi, president at Jacobs Vehicle Systems.

The Jacobs Engine Brake is now available on the A26 engine and will come factory installed on all International LT Series of long-haul vehicles and RH Series of regional haul vehicles, the company says.

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