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Old 07-08-2019, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My DR750 surge fix using a Synapse synchronic diverter valve

Like many other DR750 users before me (and other variants of larger TD04 turbos) I've had some serious problems with surging during acceleration at low RPM's in high gears and also some bucking problems when coming off the throttle under similar conditions.

Several years ago I purchased a Synapse synchronic diverter valve based on the feedback regarding these issues from the EVO forums. This valve has a multitude of ways in which you can configure it and for the first years I had it installed in push mode and used both nipples. In that configuration it was much better than my previous Forge BOV in but still not surge free in any way.

The trick is to get the valve to react quickly enough to dump air at low RPM and low boost before surge happens while at the same time stay closed during high boost.

After a recent race weekend where I spent 16 hours driving the car to and from the event I got fed up with the surge while cruising on the highway and decided to do something about it.

So during the past week I tried 7 different configurations of the Synapse synchronic and to my big surprise found a completely surge free configuration.

What worked for me was using the the valve in pull mode with the weaker of the two springs and only using the A port for vacuum/boost reference.

It feels really great to be able to accelerate at high gears and low RPM on the highway again without constantly having to watch out for surge and having to downshift to get into a higher RPM range. So I thought I'd share this configuration with any other 3/S owners fighting the same issue.

Here is a photo of my setup in the car and diagram of the valve itself.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info
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great write up robert
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Nicely done!
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Default Re: My DR750 surge fix using a Synapse synchronic diverter valve

Dude, thank you very much.... II just got my dr 750, which I have to instal...but Surge is what I am worried about. I went on their page, but there are numerious kits. Which one did you choose?
What about how to connect it, are there any instructions or what...?
Thanks man again for this information.
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Default Re: My DR750 surge fix using a Synapse synchronic diverter valve

They don't have a 3/S specific kit so I used their Evo kit and made a short aluminum pipe that goes between the intake bubble and the valve itself. Apart from that the install is very straight forward.

This is the kit I bought: http://synapseengineering.com/synaps...ic-dv-kit.html

I've attached some pictures of how I installed it on my car.
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Default Re: My DR750 surge fix using a Synapse synchronic diverter valve

It should be noted that I mounted the valve right on the Y-pipe instead of the in the stock location. This might not work for those of you that still have the battery in the stock location.
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