"The BIG BOV thread" (Where all bov question threads get merged) - Page 306

This is a discussion on "The BIG BOV thread" (Where all bov question threads get merged) within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; the product seems solid and they will stand behind their product. it was specifically made for the wrx (unlike many), ...

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    the product seems solid and they will stand behind their product. it was specifically made for the wrx (unlike many), so i would imagine that you should have no problems.
    on the other hand...
    you really should upgrade your up pipe first. thoes rich conditions are just one more reason for your cat to shatter and break your turbo (how small of a risk is still up for debate)
    if you had your up pipe done i would say do what you want to your car b/c i dont feel that their is any real risk to them other than cat problems.
    as far as a performance difference, you will notice one from every bov because they have different springs, valves, etc. a bov designed to hold 25lbs+ is going to need some stronger internals, they will probably be slightly slower than stock, however, i doubt it is enough to be apreciable. in theory you could make a bov that was quicker than stock but would have an even harder time holding boost. most people need bov's because of fmic upgrades, so i doubt this would sell very well. some food for thought i supose...

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    BOV question??

    Would it cause any negative effect if i was to install a bov on a nearly stock WRX?? I've heard ppl say different opinions.

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    It will make your car run rich. It is not recommended if you have a stock uppipe. The rich conditions over time could break down the catylitic converter and send pieces into your turbo. That is bad. It's also not needed until you are running 20+ psi. If you search there will be many more answers.
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    BOV Trouble??????

    I dunno , i dont know where else to post this so i come to my local area, my BOV i got the TXS type H RFL and it usually is a quick very loud PSSTT and today it was acting up and it was a long quiet ppppppppppsssssssssssssssstttttttttttt and i dunno why? i have 2 washers in it for my REX, has this happend to ne1 else , or does anyone know wats going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobErT
    I dunno , i dont know where else to post this so i come to my local area, my BOV i got the TXS type H RFL and it usually is a quick very loud PSSTT and today it was acting up and it was a long quiet ppppppppppsssssssssssssssstttttttttttt and i dunno why? i have 2 washers in it for my REX, has this happend to ne1 else , or does anyone know wats going on?
    have you checked the boost fluid ???
    have you ever been 4 bagged ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerWRX
    have you checked the boost fluid ???
    Where's that
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    Quote Originally Posted by racerWRX
    have you checked the boost fluid ???

    even if it isn't low it could still be old, try swapping it out with some new royal purple.

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    I could hear my stock BOV on the STi...

    I remember reading that someone said you can't hear the stock BOV... well when I test drove the car I just bought, I remember hearing a light BOV sound at each shift. Is anyone else able to hear their stock STi BOV?

    Also on a side note... did all '04 STi's come with the adjustable HID headlights? They are PURE hotness.
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    My stock WRX BOV is pretty loud if you're getting on it. I have a lot of mods though... people tell me I should replace the stocker, but I think it's plenty loud already.

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    hmmm... but my STi is stock.
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    Better still to get a blanking plug for the recuirculation hose that is not a drain stop vist http://www.agileauto.com/subaru.html, they sell various sized plugs based on your needs.

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    yes me too. my stock bov is loud. it goes like wwwshhhhh!!! its cool. i love my sti
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    I learned today that stock is a bypass valve, not a BOV. Similar to a BOV but doesn't release the air into the atmosphere.
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    correct, its a 100% recirculating
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