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Mini Cooper S R53 JCW – Vacuum Gain System VGS Modification

As usual, the Mini Cooper S with the Eaton M45 supercharger also has a bypass valve, which helps with fuel economy and lighten the load on the supercharger during idling (for instance). On NAM (North American Motoring forum) I noticed a popular mod, which is also known as the VGS or Vacuum Gain System modification.

Basically, the VGS mod changes the way the Bypass valve is operated. From indirect vacuum to direct vacuum, allowing faster response of the butterfly valve, but also keeping it shut better so no boost is lost.

I liked it in the beginning, but it makes for a rough driving experience. So in the end I reverted and never went back. Thats why we experiment ­čÖé

Source: https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/how-to/38268-drivetrain-operation-vacuum-gain-system-vgs.html

Changing the vacuum line routing.

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Bypass Valve VGS Mod

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Bypass Valve VGS Mod

Brand new Bapmic Compressor Bypass Valve (CBV).

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Compressor Bypass Valve

Modifying the bypass valve.

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Compressor Bypass Valve


Seat Leon 1M 1.8T 20VT 240BHP 380Nm – Seat Online Brabomeeting 26-05-2019

Made some flyby shots of Sander’s Seat Leon 1M 1.8T 20VT with Stage 1 tune (240BHP 380Nm). The car is stripped and equipped with some good supporting mods like a 3″ stainless downpipe + stainless catback and lightweight OZ Ultraleggeras with Nankang NS2R Semi Slicks.

Film was shot during a meeting from forum Seat-Online.nl , which was held on 26-05-2019

Sander’s Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/leon_20vt/

Mod list:

  • Stage 1 Tuned
  • K03S Turbo
  • 3″ Inch Downpipe
  • 2.5″ Custom Magnaflow Stainless Catback Exhaust by NM Parts
  • SFS Big Bore Turbo Intake Pipe
  • Forge DV
  • OZ Ultraleggera lightweight wheels
  • Nankang NS2R SEMI SLICKS
  • Stripped Car Trackday Tool
  • Cupra R Trim

Location: Flight Forum Eindhoven




Seat Leon 1M 1.8T 20VT Cupra 340BHP 460Nm – Seat Online Brabomeeting 26-05-2019

Made some flyby shots of Henry’s Seat Leon 1M 1.8T 20VT with Stage 3 tune (340BHP 460Nm). The car gave me a hella scare with the loud pops & bangs! This car is an absolute beast…

Film was shot during a meeting from forum Seat-Online.nl , which was held on 26-05-2019

Mod list:

  • Stage 3 Tune by VVT aka Van Vught Tuning
  • KKK K04 Turbo Rebuilt + Forged Engine
  • Upgrade Clutch
  • Custom Intercooler
  • Custom Stainless Downpipe
  • Custom Stainless Catback
  • Forge BOV
  • Audi S3 Airfilter
  • Custom Intake

Location: Flight Forum Eindhoven




Volvo S80 2.4T – Seat Online Brabomeeting 26-05-2019

Made some flyby shots of my daily Volvo s80 2.4T which has some modifications as it is being prepared for a stage 3 tune (swapping the 13T over for a 16T T5 turbo).

Film was shot during a meeting from forum Seat-Online.nl , which was held on 26-05-2019.

Mod list:

  • DO88.se Silicone Turbo Intake Pipe
  • DO88.se Silicone Intercooler Hoses
  • Pierburg HD Porsche TCV
  • BSR 3″ inch Downpipe with Sportcat
  • Rakaror 3″ inch Stainless Exhaust
  • ProPerfekt CBV / Diverter Valve
  • Mamba Wastegate Actuator 0.3 BAR
  • SuperPro Engine Mount
  • Polyurethane Gearbox Mount
  • Polyurethane Subframe Inserts
  • Full Stage 0 tune

Location: Flight Forum Eindhoven




Renault Clio RS 172 Phase 1 Custom CAI

Een mod die ik al een tijdje op de agenda had staan, een custom Cold Air Intake, geïnspireerd op de K-Tec siliconen intake. Op zoek gegaan naar de juiste onderdelen, met hulp van ClioSport.net en AliExpress was het zo gepiept en kwam ik uit op de volgende oplossing. Zou volgens de dyno winst moeten geven, plus het inductie geluid is heerlijk!

Apexi Power Intake + Breather filter

Vroegtijdige oplossing (nog niet alles binnen)

First CAI mod setup

En toen alles binnenkwam kon ik alles netjes afmaken. De aluminium 90 graden bocht is ingepakt in heatwrap, helpt goed tegen de stralingswarmte van het grote 2 liter blok in het vooronder.

Apexi Closeup

Custom Cold Air Intake

Custom Cold Air Intake Overview