Originally Posted by AJ@ESS
You will not melt your piston in a stock Cobra running 8PSI boost even if the IC system fails. All factory FI systems as well as ours are designed so that there is enough margin to compensate for a failing IC system.
Even in our VT2-625 kit you can run hard all day long without a functioning IC system. It will pull some power, but it will run perfectly safe.
This is essential in any FI system, as you can be sure that a percentage of customers will have some sort of IC related failure (pump, electric, kinked hose or lack of coolant) during the course of a cars life, and if this is not taken into consideration you will have a massive amount of very frustrated customers with blown engines.
Wow thanks for the info! Great to know there is a large margin of error. So it would be perfectly safe to run the VT1 @ 5PSI, per se?
Originally Posted by Fsarc
- Any issues with very cold start ups? (below 25 degrees) Block heater or engine blanket required? Weather has been pretty cold in the Northeast.
Car will always be leaving a temperature controlled garage so no issues there, however return trip I could be facing a cold start up.
Looking at the Vortech warranty page it appears to be an issue (voids warranty). Not sure if this is applicable in the VT-535/575 application.
"Subjecting any Vortech supercharger to a “cold start-up” condition (below 25° F) without the use of an engine block heater/aftermarket engine blanket."
Awesome question. In my area, temperatures range from -30°C to +35°C (-22°F-95°F). Can you comment on this, ESS?