It is important to know the different parts of a dump valve which is also known as a blow off valve and diverter valve. Just like other equipments and devices, you need to know what it constitutes so that you will know how you can improve it further and how you will be able to use it in your own advantage. It is often located to the pipe connecting the turbo outlet and throttle. All the parts work together in order to prevent too much pressure on the engine. Below, you will familiarize yourself into the different compositions of such valve.
The whole valve has a shape that is quite similar with a saucepan. The materials where they are made from sometimes differ but most of it are plastic or made from metallic elements. It has a small hose that connects it from the top of the valve into the engine’s inlet plenim. The diaphragm of the device is situated inside. More often than not, it is made up of rubber. It is one of the parts that easily wears out and that could cause leaks. It has a steel spring too that is intended to support the diaphragm.
Dump valve with a built-in filter is gaining popularity. Its primary function is to keep the engine from lifting the valve’s diaphragm especially when it is in idle condition. It will draw air right into the engine through the valve. Some manufacturers connect the valve filter into the air filter of the engine in order to keep the dirt and pollutants from penetrating the valve. If you will purchase one, you may want to read reviews on some manufacturers so that you will have an idea whether the product that they are offering have such facility.
The retaining cap of the BOV is important as it keeps the valve on its position. It performs like a nut that holds it in place. There are instances that you might realign the valve. There are manufacturers that offer a kit that is equipped with a complete set of tools that you will need. Aside from the valve itself, it has aluminium pipe that will be connected to the throttle and intercooler, the pertinent hoses that are made up from silicone and blanking plugs in order to fasten the valve.
In most cases, you might need to replace only a certain parts of the dump valve. There are stores that offer a wide array of various spare parts. There are pieces that will allow you to modify your valve. For instance, a device that has a diaphragm design can be substituted by one with a piston design.
They perform the same function basically despite the slight differences they may bring about. The diaphragm wears out easily though that is why some people prefers piston. This kind of valve is often sturdy even the ones that are made of plastic. No matter what design it may have, the most important thing is that you maintain all the parts that the valve consists so that it will always be in good condition.