For those looking to maximize performance, a compressor bypass valve (CBV) upgrade is essential to sustain peak boost levels and extend reliability of your turbocharger. All Volvo turbochargers are fitted with a stock CBV which utilizes a rubber diaphragm and spring to recirculate boost back into the intake system. Because the stock CBV is designed for stock boost levels, its lifespan is significantly shortened once you increase boost (tuned engine software, etc.)
Turbosmart Kompact Shortie Valve (CBV)
Turbosmart has designed an all metal Kompact Shortie Valve TS-0203-1261 also known as a CBV for the Borg Warner Volvo KKK Series Turbochargers. These units offered increased boost handling capabilities and reliability over the OEM plastic and rubber units. Turbosmarts's Kompact Shortie also features a re-circulation style valve with enlarged ports than can accommodate higher airflow from tuned applications. Each Unit is machined from billet aluminum for the highest quality. Due to the slim design installation is a breeze.
**Note: Some vehicles you may need to bend the coolant pipe slightly to make this CBV fit.
- 2004 - 2007 S60R/V70R
- 2005 -2010 S60 T5
- 2004.5 - 2012 S40, V50 T5 (FWD/AWD)
- 2006 - 2013 C70 II T5
- 2007 - 2013 C30 T5
While you're at it...
If you plan on replacing your CBV with one of our upgrade kits, we also highly recommend replacing the original rubber vacuum lines with more durable silicone lines. The rubber vacuum lines can harden and get brittle due to excessive heat and aging, which will ultimately lead to a boost leak! We offer replacement 4mm ID Silicone Vacuum Lines in either blue, black or red colors! Click here for more info...