Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Can I put a blow off valve in my car?

asked by on

Can I put a blow off valve in my car? And do I need a turbo charger for a blow off valve?

My car has 124000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If I am understanding your question correct...

If I am understanding your question correctly, you are wanting to install a blow off valve on a non-turbo charged car. A blow off valve is typically only necessary in turbo charged applications as it’s function is to to release pressure in the intake system of a turbocharged vehicle when the throttle is lifted or closed. Without a turbocharger on your car this type of a valve would not serve any purpose.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car making clunking, grinding noise 2006 Scion xB

Hi there - your symptoms suggest a problem with the transmission since they only appear when the vehicle is in gear. First task is to check the transmission fluid - you are looking for "clear" red fluid and no burned...

Q: Engine light came on and the gas cap is stuck

Hello. Your particular vehicle has what is known as the smart pin which will lock the gas when the vehicle itself is locked. If you unlock the vehicle with the key fob, the pin should disengage and you will be...

Q: My car jerks at 45-50 mph during acceleration, and then it smooths out.

Hi There, The jerking reaction you are describing may indicate a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor which is a unit that monitors air intake and relays this info to the ECM which then makes adjustments to the fuel...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...