September 19, 2011 Products

How to Clean and Look After Your BOV or BPV?

How to Clean and Look After Your BOV or BPV?

Your Turbosmart BOV or BPV is designed to provide you with years of reliable service, providing a simple maintenance schedule is observed.

Turbosmart recommends that the following maintenance procedure is carried out at six-monthly intervals or at higher intervals if the environment is very dusty or wet. Regular maintenance will ensure that your BOV is operating at its peak performance and will extend the working life of the product.

Follow These Steps When Cleaning Your BOV or BPV

To demonstrate this procedure we have used the Kompact Series Dual Port. NOTE: The same steps apply to all Turbosmart BOVs and BPVs.

  1. Remove the cap of the BOV by rotating in an anti-clockwise direction – CAUTION, the cap is under spring force. REMOVE WITH CARE!

2. Next, remove the spring.

3. Carefully remove the piston. Then thoroughly clean the piston and the bore of the BOV. NOTE: Use a soft microfibre cloth when cleaning the piston.

4. Inspect the surface of the piston and the bore of the BOV for scoring or excessive wear. NOTE: Silver-coloured marks on the bore are an indication of excessive wear.

5. Lubricate the bore and the piston with Uni-Glide™, hydraulic oil or sewing machine oil – DO NOT use grease or viscous oils.

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 as well as a sealing O-Ring on the body.

7. Finally, re-assemble the BOV in the reverse order.

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