Monday, June 13, 2011

SSV Cleaning

The Secondary Shutter Valve opens at about ~5500 rpms (If I remember correctly) and when it gets gunked up with will rob you of power.

I followed the Technical Service Bulletin and I found something very very dirty...

I then proceeded to clean my SSV

After you clean your SSV (following the TSB of course),  you will notice that your car will be noticeably smoother as the SSV opens around ~5500 rpms. Might I also recommend an Oil Catch Can to prevent oil from traveling into your intake system...

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  1. Only for 2004 RX8s manufactured between Jan 2003 and Dec 26 2003 with manual transmission

  2. Correct, as per the TSB. In reality it is applicable to 03-06. I believe it was in 2007 the oil neck breather hose was redirected so that the SSV/intake system would not be soaked with oil foam/froth.