Alta Compressor Recirculation Valve for R56 Turbo Engine Mini Cooper S 2007-2010 / JCW 2009-2012
Achieve a smoother driving experience by replacing your slow and electronically-controlled compressor recirculation valve with the fast and mechanically-actuated ALTA CRV.The stock CRV is actuated electronically by the ECU, which may sound quick, but is actually a much more delayed process than one might expect; there are delays in the ECU when determining when to open the valve. This effects how quickly it blows off, which can lead to compressor surges, which leads to turbo damage or even failure. The ALTA CRV uses the tried and true method of using intake manifold vacuum and pressure, along with turbo pressure to open the valve. This means the moment you start to lift your foot off the gas, the ALTA CRV will start to release boost pressure keeping your turbo safe!
Cars with an ECU tune that increases boost levels will enjoy this part as you will never have to worry about it leaking under boost. The BOV is designed in such a way that the boost pressure pushing it closed is greater than the pressure trying to open the valve under boost. This means that 10psi, 20psi or 30psi of boost is no problem for it to handle!
There are many Check Engine Lights/ Diagnostic Trouble Codes that start to appear as your stock CRV ages. The P28AA (Compressor Bypass Error), P2c91 (Possible Seized Compressor Bypass), P2c90 (Compressor Bypass Seized/Closed), are all very common to see on cars that have more than 50,000 miles on them. These codes all appear because of the many faults with the OEM part. Getting rid of your stock CRV can do many good things for your car, such as eliminating turbo-damaging compressor surges, eliminating DTCs/CELs for faulty or sticky CRVs, and improving both drivability and power!
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