1995 E36 316 What is a power boost valve? Why the cost but so many poor reviews???

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  1. 1995 E36 316 What is a power boost valve? Why the cost but so many poor reviews??? 
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-BMW-E30-E3...item35a34f45a2
    what are these things? they cost a fortune new and iv never heard anything good about them?
     
     

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    I don't anyone has anything good to say about them.

    Generally all these inferior induction, fuel, power boost tat on ebay for £29.99 is just a con, they are poorly designed, decrease power and efficiency but most importantly, none of them back up their claims with any official tests etc.

    Save your money and take the missus out instead.

    Fwiw, even the original FSE power boost valves were about £90-115 but none of them even made any difference! TDI-PLC, one of the most reputable tunuing firms for Japanese cars and now also cater for supercars and german cars, told me themselves (even though they could supply them) that I'd simply be throwing away £115, I will not notice any difference at all.
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    iirc some has told me they are pants!! unless an upgraded fuel pump is used as you may regulate the flow but at the end of the day the fuel pump will still pump at the same rate
     
     

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    its not a case of just buying one andfitting it. my mate who has a williams clio decided to get one and have the job done properly. he had it on the rolling road before to test for present bhp. he had it set up properly by the same guy that did the rolling road and then put on again. in all he gained about 13hp which doesnt sound alot but they do state that you will usually only gain a maximum of 15hp from them. think he paid £190 all in and the guy he used was a dealer for fse so supplied the boost valve aswell. he says it has made a difference to the driving so in my eyes if you are having one make sure its done properly and you will see the gains unlike poeple that think "hey £80 for a boost valve thats going to give me 15hp" which dont realise that unless its doneright you arent gaining anything.
     
     

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