Miscellaneous tests and other stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into other categories.
Also, topics that frequently are raised in discussions.
Stock DV versus BOV – How well does a BOV perform compared to the stock DV.
Stock vs Turbosmart – Comparison of response times of the Turbosmart valve versus stock DV.
Stock vs DV+ – Does the DV+ provide measurable benefits versus the stock Diverter Valve?
DV Spacer vs BOV sound – In-cabin recording of sound from the ECS DV spacer and Forge BOV.
BOV vs Open Intake – In-cabin sounds from a Forge BOV versus IE V2 Open Intake.
DV vs BOV Analogy – Explaining why a DV doesn’t recirculate excess pressure to help build boost back faster.
Counterfeit DV+ – Showing the performance difference between a Genuine GFB DV+ and a counterfeit product
Stock airbox modification – Flow testing the Mk7 stock airbox with additional holes.
Stock modified airbox vs aftermarket – Comparing flow performance of the stock airbox vs aftermarket with a larger turbo.
Grill intake scoop – Several tests to investigate what, if anything, the intake grill scoop does.
Intakes & hydro locked engines – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 – Checking if water gets into the GTI intake.
Intake power gains – Comparing an aftermarket intake to stock to see if acceleration performance changes.
APR vs Modified stock – APR carbon fiber closed intake compared with a modified stock GTI airbox during street pulls.
Block off plate and underhood temperatures – Comparing the underhood temperature near the oil filter with and without blocking the passenger side duct.
Open vs Closed intake air temperatures – Recording the air temperature entering the turbocharger using each type of intake.
Hybrid turbo intakes – Test of the difference a hybrid optimized setup makes.
Bicooler outlet temperature with the AC on – Comparing the temperature from the bicooler with a stock location and FMIC with AC operating.
FMIC and SMIC with AC On – Comparing the temperature out of different style intercoolers with the Air Conditioning on.
Bicooler blues – Evaluating the performance of a Mk7 bicooler intercooler.
Intercooler test trends – Trends observed using different intercooler configurations on the GTI.
FMIC vs SMIC trends – Overall trends of front mounts and stock mount ICs that I have used.
Tube & Fin Stock Location trends – Comparison of four aftermarket stock location Tube & Fin style intercoolers.
Stock vs Aftermarket ICs – Comparison of the performance of the stock GTI IC and an aftermarket stock location IC.
Bicooler spacer mod – fitting the Majesty bicooler hose to the stock IC.
IS38 turbo with IS20 tune – What happens when driving with an IS38 turbo on an IS20 tune?
Cobb IS38 OTS tune – Comparing the Cobb GTI IS38 OTS tune with a customer IS38 tune from EQT.
IS20 and IS38 Wastegate Adaptation – The steps I went through to calibrate the wastegate actuator.
IS20, IS38, and Garrett Pmax Comparison – Average WHP and WTQ values for these turbos pulled from other people’s dyno charts.
Custom Performance Engineering Mounts – Review of cp-e engine and transmission mounts for the Mk7.
Turbo Inlet Pipes and Boost – Comparing stock and aftermarket inlet pipe boost onset / turbo spool changes.
IAT Sensor Lies – Measurements from the IAT sensor compared with a temperature sensor at the IC outlet.
IAT During Cruising – Measurements from the IAT sensor during cruising show how the sensor inaccurately reports the temperature leaving the intercooler.
Product Reliability – Discussion of the processes involved with determining a product’s reliability.
Ethanol mix time – After filling the fuel tank with ethanol it takes some time for the content analyzer to show the new percentage of ethanol.
DSG Shift Analysis – Comparing the stock DSG shift times with the time using a tuned file.