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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; After further reasearch, I misspoke. Worx recommends graphite engine grease for their valve. You can walk into any auto store ...

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    After further reasearch, I misspoke. Worx recommends graphite engine grease for their valve. You can walk into any auto store and get a tub of it for cheap.
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    lithium based is nothing like wd40. you can get it a variety of viscosities (even in a spay can) its very good stuff to have around. i'm sure that it would work just fine in a bov (others have used it).

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    the turbosmart unit calls for a light sewing machine oil. (better than 3-in-1 oil.) the piston in a channel style of BOV needs constant cleaning and lube. There is another style that is like a valve with a stem that works longer between cleanings. Some dis-similar metals will make a battery effect with salt (plating). Light sanding with 1000grit will free up any BOV followed by a metal polish, then a light oil.

    My BOV adds 75 HP!

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    i spoke with TURBOXS about this over the phone when my type H was sticking, or so i thought, but thats another story (attesting to my downsyndrome). he told me that most BOVs do NOT require cleaning to prevent sticking. however, he claims that because of the hood scoop on our cars, he recommends a good cleaning after 15K miles or so. he said he did this to his own car once and never bothered cleaning it again. i followed his advice and cleaned mine about 15K miles ago and haven't cleaned it again (im currently at 33K). hope this helps...
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    Yea, thanks for all the help. I'll just go ahead and buy that blow off valve.
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    thanks for the info... ans i didn't see the sticky but i will check it out

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    No prob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AIRBORNEGUYWRX
    P.S. Im also in the army where this is a big deal!!!

    hahaha, umm okay. . .
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    Worx Tuning BOV flange is too big!

    I picked up a Hyperflow TMIC this weekend and discovered and interesting fact when I attempted to install the Worx BOV in the parking lot.

    The Worx flange is about 1cm wider than the stock BOV flange!

    This caused some interesting problems. Luckily, I had an extra TXS type-H sitting at home that has the proper flange size, but I want to use the Worx! It was performing beautifully, eliminating all the problems I've been experiencing with the TXS (compressor surge, etc).

    So, moving beyond the informative stage of this thread, I'd like to know if Worx manufactures another flange that would fit. Do I have to grind the thing down until it fits? What's up?
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    mmmm recirculating Greddy yummy
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    blah this one is too large to be attached

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    bov harmful during cold season?

    i have an turbo xs rfl and was wondering if i should put it back to stock since i'm in indiana's 0 - 30 degree weather. will the cold be damaging???
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    my friend had one and made a whistling nose even while idling in the cold, he went back to stock and has no problems

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    Should I take my BOV off?

    Few of my buddies are telling me to take my HKS Bov off and that it is for sure making me lose power... is this true? I love the sound and the epxresions I get from people..lol but I don't want to be losing power.. I currently have a 3" TBE ecutek and this BOv.. should I lose it? also... I don't have the stock one if I do take this off is it ok to just take it off without puting the oroginal one back on?
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    It won't actually make you lose power just because its one there. If you are not having any problems with driveability, the car ildes fine and you are boost correctly, don't worry about it and leave it on.

    The reason I didn't have faith in aftermarket BOV's when I had my WRX was because my GFB would almost make the car die when it was at idle, and the Forge 50/50 would flutter heavily under boost. So I always stuck with the stock BOV. Well, and the fact that I get sick of the PSSSTTTTT after a while.

    To tell you the truth, I have a HKS BOV on my SRT-4 right now and I am enjoying the sound. But it will probably come off the car in the next few weeks when I can't stand it anymore.

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