DIY - Fitting an Ecotek CB26P
A neat DIY for fitting the Ecotek valve. Some people have
reported better fuel economy after fitting this gadget whereas some have
reported no noticeable gains. The Ecotek does not work with Coupes fitted with
a supercharger or turbo.
Many thanks to Steve
This mod can be discussed in the DIY section of the forum
Right as im a dunce when it comes to anything mechanical I thought I'd take a few pics of this to help out any other dunces in the future. Apologies to those who know all this but hey!. you had to learn it once!
1. you will need: sharp stanley type knife, two hose clips,spanner to fit the hose clips and one ecotek valve.
2. locate the pipe from the brake servo to the inlet manifold its under here.......
here it is circled......
3. pull this pipe off (will be easier) 4. cut this pipe 2" from the end.
5.and stick the ecotek in the middle using the hose clips.
6. when done it will look like this.
7. then simply push the pipe with the ecotek attached back onto the manifold.you can just see it in this pic.
Then tune it. With the car running at operating temperature unscrew the filter part of the unit untill you hear a sucking/rasping noise (you will also feel the unit sucking in air if you put your thumb over it). when it starts to suck , screw the unit in a quarter turn and screw the locking ring down to hold it in this position. now when you rev the car you should hear it sucking this should stop when it returns to idle. job done, dont know if its any good. will have to wait and see although it cant do any harm as my car is very thirsty and a small improvement will save me the cost of the unit.