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NRG Hood Dampers Review

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

What’s a hood damper? It’s a pneumatic strut that props open your hood. Most high-end cars have these installed instead of the cheapo metal rod that you slide into a hole under the hood. I purchased a pair of NRG stainless steel hood dampers for my Subaru STi. It included all of the necessary hardware for install. The installation was quick and simple with basic hand tools. These have been installed in my car since February 2006 and they still function well.

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How To: NRG Catch Can in a 2005 Subaru STi

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment

A catch can is a small container, that collects oil blown out of the PCV valve or valve cover intake hose (blow-by). The idea is to keep the oil out of the intake, which helps keep the intercooler running at maximum efficiency. This is because there is less oil vapor condensing on the inside of the intercooler. It is necessary to periodically empty the catch can to prevent it from overflowing. Some cans provide a drain for this purpose.

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