Product Name:  
FCD 1  
Product Description:  
Product Number:  
Pneumatic Fuel cut defender  
TS-0303-1001  
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IMPORTANT NOTES ON YOUR BOOST CONTROLLER  
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Consult your local specialist before setting your desired boost pressure and FCD boost level  
Setting boost beyond your engines capability may result in engine damage  
To safeguard against “pinging” or detonation, always use the highest octane fuel available  
Please check www.turbosmartonline.com for the latest updates and information on fitting your Turbosmart FCD  
RECOMMENDATIONS  
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Turbosmart recommends that your FCD is fitted by an appropriately qualified technician  
Turbosmart recommends that the engines Air/Fuel ratio is checked once the FCD and desired boost pressure is set, as any  
increase in boost pressure or incorrect setting of the FCD can cause the engine to run “LEAN”, resulting in possible engine  
damage  
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HOW TO INSTALL YOUR FUEL CUT DEFENDER  
CONTENTS  
Please check that the following items have been provided in your FCD 1 Kit  
Quantity  
Description  
Use  
Clamping the pressure signal to the MAP sensor  
Mounts the FCD1 to a secure location  
Secures FCD1 to the bracket  
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FCD 1  
Mounting bracket  
M4X4 Button head screws  
FITTING YOUR FUEL CUT DEFENDER  
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Locate the vehicles MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) Sensor, it is connected to the engines wiring harness by three wires, and  
has one pressure hose joining it to the inlet manifold (Fig. 1)  
If you are unsure of the location of the MAP sensor please refer to the specific factory workshop/repair manual for your model of  
vehicle  
Install the FCD T-piece between the MAP sensor and the pressure signal. Make sure the arrow is pointing towards the MAP  
sensor  
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Ensure all hoses are not cracked, blocked, kinked or restricted and all connections are secured with hose clamps  
Mount the FCD with the supplied bracket in a suitable position to allow access for adjustment and be adequately shielded from  
heat, i.e. positioned at least 100mm or 4” from the turbine housing or the exhaust manifold  
Figure 1 MAP Sensor (Subaru WRX)  
Figure 2 Clamp dial  
MAP sensor  
Clamp Dial  
Pressure source  
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Before making any adjustment the Clamp Dial (Fig. 2) will need to be fully closed (anti-clockwise)  
Adjustment to the FCD is made by turning the Clamp Dial  
Turn clockwise to increase the fuel cut level and anti-clockwise to decrease the fuel cut level  
Turbosmart recommends that the fuel cut limit is set 2-3 PSI (0.14 – 0.21 BAR) above the desired engine boost pressure  
If you wish to lock the setting of your FCD to avoid further adjustment, use a 2mm Allen key to tighten the detent grubscrew in the  
side of the FCD until the adjustment knob is locked  
TROUBLE SHOOTING  
If experiencing difficulties the following checks will cure 99% of problems experienced when fitting a Turbosmart FCD  
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Check that the FCD is installed on the correct engine sensor. (MAP sensor) (fig. 1)  
Check the joining hoses for splits, cracks or loose connection  
Check that the joining hoses are not blocked or kinked or restricted  
Check to see if the FCD is blocked or contaminated with dirt, oil build up or debris  
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