How often should I clean my BOV?
Cleaning Your Turbosmart Blow off Valve (BOV or BPV) is designed to provide you with years of reliable service, providing a simple maintenance schedule is observed.
It is important to clean your blow off valve on a regular basis to ensure that it is functioning properly. Depending on how often you use your BOV, you may need to clean it weekly or monthly. Turbosmart recommends that the following maintenance procedure be carried out at six-monthly intervals or higher intervals if the environment is dusty or wet.
You can clean your BOV with a simple cleaning solution of soap and water. Rinse the valve thoroughly after cleaning to remove any residual soap. Always use a microfibre cloth when cleaning your BOV. If you notice any build-up on the valve, you can carefully clean it with a brush or other scrubbing tool. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning your BOV.
Regular maintenance will ensure that your BOV is operating at its peak performance and will extend the product’s working life.
Why keep your BOV Clean?
It is essential to keep your blow off valve clean to prevent it from sticking or becoming clogged. A build-up of dirt and grime can cause the valve to become less effective or fail, so it is essential to clean it regularly. In addition, a dirty blow off valve can cause your car to overheat, leading to engine damage.
Follow These Steps When Cleaning Your BOV or BPV
Cleaning your blow off valve is relatively simple and only takes a few minutes. If you have a Turbosmart blow off valve, you know it is essential to keep it clean. To demonstrate this procedure, we have used the Kompact Series Dual Port.
1. Remove the cap of the BOV by rotating in an anti-clockwise direction
2. Next, remove the spring
3. Carefully remove the piston. Then thoroughly clean the piston and the bore of the BOV.
4. Inspect the surface of the piston and the bore of the BOV for scoring or excessive wear.
5. Lubricate the bore and the piston with Uni-Glide, hydraulic oil or sewing machine oil.
6. Check the O-ring for any damage – replace if necessary. The Kompact Series BOVs and BPVs have only one O-ring (shown), whereas all Type 5 BOVs and BPVs have a thin indicator O-ring and a sealing O-Ring on the body.
7. Finally, re-assemble the BOV in the reverse order.
A clean blow off valve is essential for keeping your car running smoothly. Be sure to clean it regularly to prevent any problems.
Here is a handy self-help guide to helping you with your Turbosmart install and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get here. Turbosmart recommends that you get your products fitted and tuned by a qualified technician. If you choose to install the product yourself, ensure you have all the necessary tools and technical knowledge to perform this task.
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