On our last shipment, we received another new item. The GReddy Magnetic Oil Drain Plug is a powerful 5000 Gauss neodymium magnet. The Neodymium magnet is one of the most powerful magnet on the market. The hard anodized aluminum drain plugs are available in three popular sizes to match most Japanese vehicles. By using the “GReddy Magdrain” plug, you can help reduce the amount of abrasive materials in your engine, while extending the life of your engine. (ideal for use with GReddy Hi-capacity Oil Pans)
Direct Fit Design: Turbosmart Kompact BOV for Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Turbosmart’s latest addition to its model specific blow-off valve range is the new Kompact VR02 valve designed specifically to fit the Hyundai Veloster Turbo.
The Veloster’s factory bypass valve is a plastic unit that becomes brittle and wears out over time. It can also be forced open at high boost levels – especially if boost levels are increased over standard.
The Kompact VR02 is unlike any other Kompact BOV before, featuring a unique design to fit in the tight mounting location of the Veloster’s factory bypass valve. The result is a product that is truly a direct replacement for the OEM valve, requiring no cutting or special tools for a 100% reversible installation.
Machined from billet aluminium, the VR02 cannot be overcome by boost, and it won’t break like the standard plastic item. The Dual Port provides head-turning sound when the driver lets off the throttle, while still routing an amount of air back into the intake, like the standard valve. The Plumb Back configuration routes 100% of air back into the intake for quieter operation.
The Kompact VR02 Dual Port is modular in its design, meaning it is easily adapted from the standard 50-50 setup to either a full recirculating or full vent-to-atmosphere valve, based on the drivers’ preference. Simply unscrew the unwanted fitting and replace it with the included blanking plug.
The Kompact VR02 will be available for purchase in December 2016.
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How To Avoid The Top 3 Clutch Installation Issues…
The most important part of any clutch system repair begins with the initial diagnosis. The primary cause of complaint must be identified correctly, along with any secondary or related concerns, prior to replacing or repairing any components. For example: a clutch might be slipping because it is old and excessively worn, but this phenomenon may also occur for many other reasons (such as grease or oil contamination, release mechanism problems, driver error/abuse, or an incorrect flywheel profile). If the initial diagnosis is not correct, then, despite repair work having been carried out, the vehicle will still be in a state of disrepair. The inevitable consequence of which is usually the premature failure of the replacement clutch.
EXEDY Australia always recommends following vehicle manufacturers’ individual clutch installation instructions, unless the kit selected requires a different procedure, in which case any special instructions required will be provided within the kit.
As with most things in life, prevention is better than cure, so here are the top three installation errors we encounter, along with sure fire ways to avoid them.
1) Incorrect Or Excess Grease Applied During Installation
This is a very easy mistake to make, which can result in contamination if the friction surfaces, leading to the clutch slipping and/or juddering. Simply apply a small amount of suitable high melting point grease to the input shaft, the splined hub, the fork (where it contacts with the release bearing) and the fork pivot surface. Slide the friction disc onto the input shaft then wipe off any excess grease before completing installation. EXEDY Australia includes a tube of high melting point grease with every clutch kit purchased.
2) Misalignment Of The Engine And Transmission
This can occur for various reasons, including: hanging the gearbox during installation; forcing the gearbox input shaft during installation; a worn or missing pilot bush (spigot bearing); warping of an alloy gearbox bell-housing; damaged or missing gearbox dowel pins; interference between the gearbox and engine mating surfaces caused by dirt or grease accumulation, metal chips, or even by wiring and pipework clips.
To avoid this, it is important to degrease and inspect the gearbox bell-housing thoroughly, ensure a transmission jack is used correctly, and use the relevant clutch alignment tool during installation.
3) Release Bearing Installation And Release Mechanism Faults
It can be very easy to overlook installation errors or incorrectly assume that there are no problems present in this area. Thoroughly inspect the gearbox bearing guide tube, the fork or lever and the cable or hydraulics system for any wear or visible faults. Always follow vehicle manufacturers’ recommendations when adjusting or replacing the bearing, the cable or any hydraulics components. Check for any clutch travel adjustment required upon clutch replacement. This may be necessary dependent on the vehicle.
If you encounter any problems or are unsure about any of the above, seek advice before proceeding further. Most vehicle manufacturers will have a technical hotline you can contact for advice or you can contact your local EXEDY office for assistance.
New Internal Wastegate Actuator and Kompact Shortie Blow-Off Valves
Turbosmart releases new Internal Wastegate Actuator and Kompact Shortie Blow-Off Valves for Ford Mustang EcoBoost
With the long-awaited new Ford Mustang finally landing in Australia, Turbosmart have introduced a suite of products for the turbocharged Mustang EcoBoost. The IWG-75 Internal Wastegate Actuator and Kompact Shortie Blow-Off Valves help take the EcoBoost Mustang’s already impressive performance to the next level.
Kompact Shortie Blow-Off Valves
Stock blow-off valves like those that come standard with the Mustang often suffer from a range of problems. They are plastic, they leak, and if you want to up the power (who doesn’t?) they have trouble holding the extra boost. What’s more, they often fail to prevent compressor surge, even in otherwise standard cars.
Kompact Shortie Plumb Back
You’ll have no such troubles with Turbosmart’s Kompact Shortie blow-off valve. Like all Turbosmart blow-off valves, the new Mustang Kompact Shorties have been designed, machined and hand assembled in-house. Keeping the process in-house, ensures only the best quality, and the aircraft grade aluminum alloy construction means cracking and leaking even under increased boost levels will never be an issue.
Kompact Shortie Dual Port, showing fitment to the Mustang’s charge pipe
IWG-75 Internal Wastegate Actuator
Turbosmart’s IWG-75 Internal Wastegate Actuators offer a significant performance boost to the EcoBoost Mustang, in an easy-to-install bolt-on part. The Mustang’s standard wastegate actuator is made out of stamped steel, and due to excessive spring pre-load, has less valve travel, meaning less accurate boost control. The use of a soft spring in the standard actuator means it can crack open unnecessarily at low RPMs – creating an inconsistent boost curve.
Turbosmart’s IWG-75 better controls the flow of exhaust gas to the turbine of the turbocharger compared to the stock actuator, resulting in a flatter boost curve which comes on sooner, with more stable boost and less drop off at the end of the rev range. The result is a more drivable car with smoother power delivery and less turbo lag.
IWG-75 Internal Wastegate Actuator, as installed to the Mustang’s turbo
Turbosmart’s Internal Wastegate Actuator can cope with the high stresses and temperatures of high boost applications for prolonged periods of time, and is highly customisable with interchangeable springs for a range of boost levels. Constructed with the level of precision customers have come to expect from Turbosmart, the IWG-75 Internal Wastegate Actuator allows the EcoBoost engine to realise its full potential.
Real world results
StangTV, a US-based Mustang enthusiast magazine, dyno tested the impact Turbosmart’s Kompact Shortie Blow-Off Valves and IWG-75 Internal Wastegate Actuator on their EcoBoost Mustang – and they were left pleasantly surprised!
The Kompact Shortie Blow-Off Valve allowed the Mustang to reach peak boost faster, resulting in an average increase of nearly 10kW and 34Nm throughout the rev range.
The IWG-75 showed also returned impressive numbers, with an 11kW and 26Nm average increase across the rev range – but tellingly, the real change happens where you spend most of your time driving – in the mid range. At 3500rpm, the Turbosmart IWG saw a massive increase of 23.7kW and 63.8Nm – a seriously noticeable improvement for everyday driving.
Turbosmart really does take the Mustang EcoBoost to the next level!
Part Numbers and Pricing
TS-0203-1281 – Kompact Shortie Plumb Back BOV – Ford Mustang EcoBoost
TS-0203-1081 – Kompact Shortie Dual Port BOV – Ford Mustang EcoBoost
TS-0622-8072 – IWG75 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 7PSI
TS-0622-8102 – IWG75 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 10PSI
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