Turbosmart Blow Off Valve Kompact Shortie Dual Port Focus ST 2013-2018/EcoBoost 3.5L F-150 2011-2012
Turbosmart Kompact Shortie Dual Port Blow Off Valve for all 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Focus STs and all 2011-2012 3.5L F150s with EcoBoost.
One of the many joys of owning a turbo powered vehicle is hearing the turbo spool up when you hit the throttle, but since the factory does such a nice job of limiting how much turbo noise you can actually hear, that joy turns into disappointment pretty quick. This is where Turbosmart steps in and introduces the all new Kompact Shortie Blow Off Valve, specifically designed to suit BorgWarner EFR and KKK turbos, which are factory installed components on many Ford EcoBoost engines, including the 2013-2018 Ford Focus ST and 2011-2012 3.5L F150s.
The Turbosmart Kompact Shortie Dual Port Blow Off Valve is a bolt-on direct replacement for the factory valve on all BorgWarner EFR, KKK and most EcoBoost turbos, the Kompact Shortie Dual Port BOV provides better boost response and superior boost handling capabilities.
- Kompact Shortie Dual Port Blow Off Valve
- Straight and Banjo Nipples
- Mounting Screws
- Spring Clamps
The Dual Port design of this Kompact Shortie BOV offers responsive flow characteristics allowing air to be vented to the atmosphere for sound, providing you with the whoosh sound you've been looking for, without upsetting the ECU. Turbosmart's Kompact Shortie Dual Port Blow Off Valve will have everyone stopping, staring and listening to your ride.
Turbosmart machines each Kompact Shortie BOV in-house, from solid billet aluminum. Ensuring they won't suffer from cracking or leaking like the factory plastic valves do with weak, non-reinforced diaphragms. Internally, the use of a light-weight, brass/aluminum, two-piece, O-ring sealed piston and new carefully engineered springs make this BOV the most responsive valve of its kind, capable of handling over 30PSI of boost!
The smaller dimensions of the new Turbosmart Kompact Shortie Dual Port Blow Off Valve make it a breeze to install and it fits a wide range of applications. Making things even easier, each BOV is supplied with both a swivel banjo nipple and a straight nipple, meaning you can modify the BOV to better suit your specific set-up and application. Also, larger o-rings have been fitted in the base to make installation easier than ever.
Will Also Fit:
- Ford F150 3.5L EcoBoost 2011-2012
- Ford Fusion 2.0L EcoBoost
- Ford XR5/RS 2.5L 5-Cylinder 2004-2010
*The 3.5L EcoBoost F150 is twin turbocharged, so it requires two of these Turbosmart Kompact Shortie Dual Port Blow Off Valves.
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Note: This item is not CARB (California Air Resource Board) exempt and is not legal for sale or use in the state of California.
Intermediate skill is required for this installation.
The owner of our Focus ST has plans to turn the boost up in the future, so today we're going to remove his factory bypass valve and replace it with this dual port blow off valve from Turbosmart. A bypass valve and a blow off valve accomplish the same thing, but they do it in two different ways. When you are under boost and you close the throttle body, you're going to have pressure between the turbo and the throttle body itself. That pressure has to go somewhere because if not, it goes back into your turbo which slows the compressor wheel down and damages your turbo.
The factory set-up uses a bypass valve and what that does is when you close the throttle body, it takes the air and recirculates it back into your inlet track after your mass air sensor. What a blow off does is the exact same thing, but instead of recirculating it, it simply vents into the atmosphere and gives it that turbo sound that most people are familiar with.
The unit from Turbosmart is the best of both worlds. It's a 50/50 dual port bypass. What it does is 50% of the air is recirculated back into your inlet track, the other 50% is vented to the atmosphere. Many people argue over the benefits of bypass versus blow off. The Turbosmart gives you the best of both worlds.
Another nice feature of the Turbosmart blow off valve is the adjustability. You can actually turn the whole mechanism to make the spring either harder or softer, allowing to compensate for higher or lower boost pressure, but also to compensate for elevation change.
For this installation, you need a jack and jack stands or lift; 3/8 ratchet; extension; 5mm Allen socket or Allen key; 13mm deep socket; needle nose pliers; and a flashlight.
A factory bypass valve is located on the passenger side of the engine kind of behind the wheel. First thing you want to do is get your car up in the air and pull off your wheel. The factory bypass valve is pretty far in so it's kind of tough to see with the camera. We're going to show you the basics of what we're going to do. There's three 5mm bolts here. They hold the base in. You can simply remove the vacuum line off the top to remove your factory bypass valve.
Now we'll use needle nose pliers to disconnect the vacuum line. Remove our stock bypass. Here you can see the stock bypass versus the Turbosmart. Obviously, there's a huge difference in the quality and construction between these two. You'll also notice that the vacuum fitting comes straight up on the factory piece versus at an angle on the Turbosmart.
Turbosmarts give you both versions, both the straight and a right angle. We're going to swap out for the straight making installation a little bit easier, and we're ready to install. I want to install a dab of Loctite on each bolt before putting them in. I'm going to reinstall our wheel and our installation is finished. We'll start by trying it out with no load. Now we'll give it a ride.
While it's not really a necessary modification for a stock Focus, if you're planning on adding boost or simply want the sound of a blow-off valve, you can't go wrong with a Turbosmart. Installation should only take you around an hour. You'll be back on the road in no time.