Fuel Cutoff w/ Stock ECU + MBC

Click through for a video example of the Volvo ECU cutting fuel after the parameters go off the map. Now that ambient air temperatures are very low, 9°F (-12°C), the air-fuel mixture is so dense that it’s going off the ECU’s map, and my Volvo’s computer is shutting down the party. It happens at low speeds […]

Chip Tune vs. Manual Boost Controller

Fast Friday Volvo Performance and Tuning

I shot an email over to my favorite Volvo speed genius Lucky, of Active Research & Development, formerly of iPD, MVS sponsor. He was happy to give his thoughts on the question Chip or Manual Boost Controller? Now, I know what you’re thinking: he runs a chip tune company! Of course he’ll favor chips! Yes […]

Restoring performance to a Modded 850 T5 R

Changed the wires, cap and rotor to good but used Volvo from a spare engine allready my better starting and drove much better. We then took the aftermarket boost controller apart and the little ball that are used as a one way valve was stuck cleaned everything up nice and connected it to the turbo […]

Recomended MBC for Volvo 850 Turbo

$80 Hallman ES MBC - Manual Boost Controller

Manual Boost Controllers (MBCs) are the cheapest way to get more power out of your turbo. Please do a Stage 0 first! clawless » This link has a good ‘how to’ on boost controllers for Volvo turbos. With the ECU controlling the boost you may not get what you want with a MBC. I plan on […]