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Getting blown?

I am considering a few options for my V8 Falcon and a blower is one of them. I would most likely only go with a Vortech V1 S trim running 8 psi as the engine is pretty standard apart from the usual induction and exhaust upgrades. I was just wondering how many kms is too much when it comes to getting a blower and what I need to do in order to make my engine withstand it all. I don't really want to spend a heap of money opening up the engine so I will probably just do a compression test and strengthen the gearbox and diff and see how it goes. Any opinions are welcome. By the way the car is an auto AU V8 with an exhaust and XR snorkel with K&N filter.

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Re: Getting blown?

There is no real answer to how many k's are too much. It really depends on the condition of the engine.

A compression and a leak down test would be a good place to start. The standard engine would handle 8psi OK, you just need to ensure you provide enough fuel so it doesn't lean out.

If you already have a good exhaust with the AU engine, you really shouldn't need to do anything else, provided you get a kit that has everything in it

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Re: Getting blown?

I had an AU2 xr8, with a powerdyne blower 6psi i beleive, only change was injectors, extra fuel pump, unchip and exhaust

No other mods, well not until i blew the gearbox, but that was my fault

I managed some 30,000ks before i sold her.
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I had an AU2 xr8, with a powerdyne blower 6psi i beleive, only change was injectors, extra fuel pump, unchip and exhaust

No other mods, well not until i blew the gearbox, but that was my fault

I managed some 30,000ks before i sold her.
Is that the car that was in the 1st issue of performance ford mag?Why did you choose the powerdyne over a vortech?Is the driveability the same if all things are equal?
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Re: Getting blown?

Afaik the powerdyne's are cheaper and max out at about 8 psi. I think you need to go vortech for the higher boost / power levels (and you probably need serious work at that point for longlevity).
Apart from that I have NFI :)
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Afaik the powerdyne's are cheaper and max out at about 8 psi. I think you need to go vortech for the higher boost / power levels (and you probably need serious work at that point for longlevity).
Apart from that I have NFI :)
I have heard the same thing but i was wondering if the drivability between the 2 is different or not.

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Is that the car that was in the 1st issue of performance ford mag?Why did you choose the powerdyne over a vortech?Is the driveability the same if all things are equal?
Yes same car

I think the powerdyne was the quieter unit at that stage
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Re: Getting blown?

Oh, the thread title had so much potential!

I looked into supercharges fro a while for the XR6 but in the end found that a turbo was a more suitable idea even though I would have preferred the SC idea (turbos are associated with rice).

Have you looked at the turbo options as well?

Just a thought!


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Dont Use The Chip You Get In The Kit, Spend The Extra Money And Buy A Haltech System. I Had A Problem With The Chip In My Ute And It Caused It To Lean Out And It Made For One Expensive Rebuild.
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Re: Getting blown?

Powerdyne's are also easier to install as they don't require an external oil supply like the Vortech. Thus you don't have to worry about putting a hole in the sump for the oil return!!

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