BTW, both CTS turbo, Snow Performance, APr, ALL those fine folks will give you ALOT more info/advice then this old guy can. But, for sure, their stuff works. If it didn't, I'd be flamin' it from one side of the internet, to the other.
And, now that I"ve got the water/meth on a switch, (hate running anything, just for the sake of having it ON), if it's not being utilized, PLUS, hopin' it will add fun life to the item. LOL. Anyway, again, ONLY when I NEED the water/meth setup, do I turn it on.
Now, this winter, I tried running/driving the car with the stock K04 tune. Couldn't handle it. Not after driving it, getting it made faster n faster, then turnit down? ugh.
So, it' s on the 91 tune.
Ccome spring. INSTANTLY, 100+ killer tune. Just TOO much fun NOT to have it on that. When you can absolutely NOT run 1st gear, and 2nd gear is just stupid to hang onto, (spinning/getting squirrely), and 3rd is slam your ass into the seat, and let's go. 4th, easily as fun.
I'm a long time/old school drag racer, and the first things I wanted to improve on my bug were the oil capacity, vibrations, and getting icky oil out.
So, #1, ECS deep/stainless HD oil pan. Added 1.5 quart capacity to my engine. Engine runs (oil runs), cooler. Plus oil pan is bulletproof.
#2. Fluidampr crank dampner. I've run them on EVERY one of my drag engines. Never had a problem/concern.
#3. Catch cans/crankcase breather systems. Gotta get that pcv gunk out. No sense in blowing that into the engine to be rebreathed/reburnt. Hard enough to tune engines w/just air/fuel, let alone adding of spent carbons/oil fumes, etc, etc,. Then, if you're a 1970s afficianado/tuner, add NOX. LOL (egr fumes).
The reason I got the catch can system, MOSTLY, is for all the pressure/gobblity goop, that gets pushed past your rings into your crankcase when you're running a lot of boost. You wouldn't believe how quickly that little reservoir fills up with a yucky milky substance. (moisture/oil mix. You know in the winter...…….well, maybe not so much down south where you are, but maybe with 30 degree weather, anyway, when you pull the oil cap when the engine is cold, and you see that yellow sludge on the inside of the oil fill cap?
Well, all of THAT (or a HUGE portion), gets pushed into the oil catch can (hence catch can). lol.
PLUS, all of the dirty intake deposits/combustion chamber buildup is MOSTLY from that stuff, comin' down the pipeline, into the combustion chamber.