Designed specifically for the BMW/Peugeot N18 engines, (Cooper S 2011 onwards, JCW Cooper S 2013 onwards, R58 Coupe 2012 onwards, Peugeot 208 GTi late 2012 onwards including the Sport model, 308 GTI, RCZ THP 156 & 200 2011 onwards). This product is either recommended where the boost pressure has been increased by an ECU software upgrade or simply as a solution to the many failures that have occurred. The most common complaint on the OEM solenoid valve is a split diaphragm preventing the valve from opening fully, or not at all. This doesn’t always result in a check engine light as the valve can still be blown open by the boost pressure. We have seen many valves with this problem (see image above).
The other problem is that diaphragm retaining ring is made from very thin plastic that goes brittle with heat cycles, and eventually fails. This prevents the diaphragm from sealing with the same problems as mentioned above. This particular failure also results in the valve falling apart upon removal from the turbo, though in extreme cases bits of plastic can enter the turbo and destroy it.
Our alternative is a fully engineered solution offering both significantly improved reliability. Our valve is piston based , with no diaphragm to fail, and of all aluminium construction, it replaces the original unit with a pressure/vacuum operated piston valve that still also retains the desirable OEM ECU control over valve actuation. The valve has been proved on the VAG scene for many years. The spring is interchangeable for different levels of boost, and the solenoid is plug and play with the wiring harness which is included.
In The Box:
1 x FMDVR60R Valve
1 x Wiring Harness
1 x Solenoid, Bracket, and Screws
1 x Aluminium Spacer
1 x M6 x 30 Hex Head Bolt
1 x M6 Penny Washer
1 x M6 Nyloc Nut
1 x Uprated Red Spring
10 x Cable Ties
1 x 5mm T Piece
1 x 2000mm Length of 4mm Vac Hose
1 x Forge Keyring and Sticker
If you wish to tune this product to fit the needs of your engine, please see the spring tuning kit below.
Please Note: In line with our policy to constantly review, revise, and improve our product range, the appearance of the product you receive may differ from the one advertised.
All Forge Motorsport products come with a limited lifetime warranty. All warranty claims must be accompanied by the original proof of purchase to enable us to help you. Failure to supply this proof will result in your claim or enquiry being denied.
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