you will heat sock a top mount intercooler as well.
when i had a mazdaspeed3, they came with stock top mounts...definitely a problem for heat soak.
i can't think of one build of a car that came naturally aspirated from the factory that uses a top mount by choice.
i've seen a whole lot of build threads too.
do yourself a favor and get a front mount.
87-88 ford t-bird turbo coupe had top mount intercoolers
Yeah my buddy had the issue on his old bug when we put a turbo on his bug with no BOV. Blew the head gasket with all the boost it couldn't handle it. That was fun. Ended up hooking up a BOV with a duck call attached to it.
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It doesn't matter if a car was built for boost or not. A turbo works under the same theory regardless. Blow off valves are not required.
He is correct, blow off valves are not required, I was just wondering of he had one.
My new twin turbo truck doesn't have one nor did my diesel have one stock.
As long as you don't get compressor surge, or the throttle blowing open after you let off it doesn't matter.
I think some people are confusing it with a wastegate.
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Waste gate controls boost, you need a relief as well. My dmax doesn't have a bov either but it does have a relief. Something has to release the boost. My friends dmax runs 42 lbs of boost with no bov. There is a relief in the system or it would blow the throttle blades open.
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A bov releases the boost when the throttle is closed suddenly. It prevents compressor surge, continued use without it will cause premature wear/failure of the turbo. Diesels don't have bov bedside they do not have throttle plates.
You can think what ever you want, But believe me, you do not need a blow off valve. I have a mid 10 sec turbo firebird, i didn't have a blow off valve on it for years, I added one to prevent the charge air tubes from blowing off. Duramax trucks, or any other diesel's for that matter, don't have any kind of "relief system" stock. You can add one to a diesel, but it's not common at all. The only reason for a blow off valve is to prevent turbo surge, and so far there has been no surge. It also helps if the charge air piping is blowing off when you let out of the throttle. I've never heard of the boost pressure pushing open the throttle plate.
No problem with the upper control arm so far.
No dyno numbers yet. But it sure feels great. It has to be making over 200 rwhp. Pretty good considering these things don't even make 150 rwhp stock.
A BOV is not needed but it does have some benefits. When you let off the throttle with no BOV the compressed air will bleed back out the compressor causing the turbo to flutter(the whomp-whomp-whomp sound) The compressor wheel doesn't actually spin backwards but rather stops and continues. This will cause the turbo to not spool back up as quickly as with a BOV. They actually make anti surge compressor housing to prevent it as well.
Another reason for one has to do with MAF based cars so I won't talk about that one.