Vans are more valuable to many of us than cars – they carry tools, stock and us as workers to and from work. So how do you protect this valuable resource? Here are some quick ideas.
It is not absolutely required, but it is a good idea. The factory by-pass valve is prone to failure, and an aftermarket BOV is probably a wise investment for preventing turbo damaging compressor surge. And it sounds cool too. However, it must be noted that if you still have the factory mass-air flow sensor, a blow-off valve, which is vented to the atmosphere, may cause stumbling between shifts.
When the pressure reaches say 30-60 psi, you turn the key and go. You step on the pedal, you send more energy to the electrodes, and thus more vapor to the cylinders; i.e. fuel vapor on demand.
Yes, they have been shown to provide a 5-15rwhp gain on a BPU(TM)’d car. But to extract their potential, you must have them tuned, by a knowledgeable tuner, on a dyno. And most of the power gains will be seen on the exhaust side. I also recommend buying cam gears which feature 5-bolts.
There is some debate on this subject. There are rumors that 180 can be achieved. But by going with the numbers, 168-172mph in stock form seems possible.
This unused fuel that you paid for is literally being wasted and cooked by your scrap catalytic converter price guide. Why? Because your cars engine isn’t efficient enough to utilize all that dino goop, so the EPA made the catalytic converter an automotive standard. Well, not all is lost… if you use HHO, you not only burn and put to work all that otherwise unused fuel, you also emit cleaner emissions.
The stock intercooler does a decent job up till about 17psi on the stock turbos, after that you would probably notice a significant gain, especially in warmer temperatures, with a nice front mount intercooler. However, keep in mind it will block some of the airflow to the radiator, as well as decreasing response slightly.
We have already bought a number of such kits and fixed them. I have also done quite a good amount of research and read their reviews on Net and also looking for the people who have already got them installed and seeking their opinion which is good and which is not.