How much boost can a valve hold?
Our valves are not rated by the amount of boost pressure that they can hold. A good rule of thumb is that if the hose supplying air into the top chamber of the valve is large enough to supply an adequate volume of air, then the valve itself should maintain a closed position, despite higher boost pressures. This is because the boost pressure being plumbed into the top valve chamber is intended to overcome the boost pressure in your charge pipe, keeping the valve closed.
A better determination of the type of valve needed would be to base the decision on the quantity of air being supplied to the engine. Engine displacement, boost pressure, and turbo size are all important factors to keep in mind when determining valve needs.
What’s the difference between a “Dual Port”, a “Supersonic”, and a “Plumb Back” valve?
Our “Dual Port” valves split the released compressed air, recirculating a portion of the air into the intake tract and removing the remaining air into the atmosphere. A “Supersonic” valve vents 100% of the compressed air charge into the atmosphere. A ...
My valve is not functioning the way that it should be. What should I do?
The first step would be to perform some basic inspections on the valve and try to establish what potential causes might exist (such as a leak or an incorrect spring). If the valve is a piston-type valve and has not been maintained (cleaned and lubed) ...
I’m experiencing excessive/fluctuating boost with the Boost Tee.
(The following answers also apply to Dual and Single Stage Boost Controllers) • Check that the boost controller is installed so that the arrow points toward the wastegate actuator. • Check the joining hoses for splits, cracks or loose connection and ...
What boost controller should I get?
This complex question requires additional information about your intended use for the vehicle and the controller. Mechanical boost controllers are simple to operate and extremely reliable, with little maintenance and tuning required. Electronic ...
What are the benefits of an electronic boost controller?
Electronic boost controllers have many benefits not found in manual controllers. Our electronic boost controllers have an Overboost Protection function which acts as a safety feature. This is to prevent, boost over your desired maximum. They also can ...