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Mini Cooper S R53 JCW – Servicing the Eaton M45 supercharger

When I bought the Mini, it had reached the 160.000km or 100.000 miles mark. This is a milestone in the Mini Cooper S service history, because it means that you need to service the Eaton M45 supercharger (new fresh supercharger oil etc etc).

I saw the episode from Wheeler Dealers and felt confident. It was a lot of work, but fortunately it wasn’t complex. As this isn’t my daily driver, I meant I could take the time.

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Supercharger Service

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Supercharger Service

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Supercharger Service

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Supercharger Service

Eaton M45 supercharger on the work bench

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Supercharger Service

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Supercharger Service

The new Compressor Bypass Valve (CBV) vs the old

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Supercharger Service

Dirty throttle body!

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Supercharger Service

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Supercharger Service

Finally cracked the supercharger open to allow for visual inspection of the gears (they looked good!)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Eaton M45 service

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Eaton M45 service

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Eaton M45 service

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Eaton M45 service

I also replaced the supercharger coupler with a new oil filled nylon coupler (in red).

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Oil Filled Nylon Supercharger Coupler


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 🙂

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


Volvo S80 2.4T Pierburg TCV 7.22908.03.0

Replaced the Aliexpress Pierburg valve with a brand new original Pierburg unit. These are also known as the “Porsche” TCV and sold by ARDideas. Must have part for about 20-30 euro.

The difference is noticeable, especially when driving with half throttle.

Partnr: 7.22908.03.0
Partnr: 722908030

Volvo S80 2.4T Pierburg TCV 7.22908.03.0

Volvo S80 2.4T Pierburg TCV 7.22908.03.0

Volvo S80 2.4T Pierburg TCV 7.22908.03.0




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




Volvo S80 2.4T ProPerfekt CBV / Diverter / Blowoff Valve

I actually wasn’t planning to upgrade the OEM Compressor Bypass Valve (CBV), but I am glad I decided to do so with this ProPerfekt piston type Diverter Valve (DV).

The rubber rings don’t leak (so much) boost, which means the power output is better (and faster) compared to the stock CBV. The stock CBV has a rubber outer ring (diaphragm) and a plastic ring on the inside (this is the flaw in the design).

The ProPerfekt DV is a known mod with the Renault Megane RS drivers, but I haven’t seen it before on another Volvo forum. The results are clear to me, the boost buildup is quicker, which means the car is faster. I would recommend this mod to anyone who has a TD04 turbo (who is still using the stock CBV). My S80 has the TD04HL-13T turbo, but will also fit the TD04HL-16T. Please note that the CBV I had fitted is quite new, so no ruptured diaphragm or something.

Volvo S80 2.4T ProPerfekt Diverter Valve
Volvo S80 2.4T ProPerfekt Diverter Valve
Volvo S80 2.4T ProPerfekt Diverter Valve
Volvo S80 2.4T ProPerfekt Diverter Valve

And this is how it compares to the stock CBV.

Volvo S80 2.4T ProPerfekt Diverter Valve
Volvo S80 2.4T ProPerfekt Diverter Valve
Volvo S80 2.4T ProPerfekt Diverter Valve