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    SSQ leak?

    how can i tell if my hks bov is leaking and making my engine run lean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02 wrx View Post
    how can i tell if my hks bov is leaking and making my engine run lean?
    Remove the BOV from the car and disassemble it. Now that it is off and busted, replace with a stock BPV.

    Moving to troubleshooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Remove the BOV from the car and disassemble it. Now that it is off and busted, replace with a stock BPV.

    Moving to troubleshooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Remove the BOV from the car and disassemble it. Now that it is off and busted, replace with a stock BPV.
    I will say I laughed at this one...

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    From: BOV FAQ: The REAL dirt on BOVs. Ups AND downs. Lets dispell some myths. - NASIOC

    9. Ok so how do I set my BOV up, so that it doesnt leak/stands less chance of leaking?
    --Read the manual first off. Learn how to adjust it. If it doesnt have a manual, just look at the valve. You can almost aways figure out how to adjust it. Some have screws and such, some use washers under the spring. Others use replacement springs.
    Now that you know how to adjust it, here is what you do.
    First off, start the car, get out and open the hood. If you can see the piston of the valve (look in the hole it vents out of if its a VTA valve), check to see if it is moving at all at idle, or worse, partially open. You want that piston rock solid not moving at idle.
    Now give it a little gas. It shouldnt move when you step on it, and when you lift, it should pull up a bit. Depending how hard you hit the gas, it will either JUST move, or fully open.
    If its doing anything but what it should be, adjust it a little tighter.

    Now go drive the car

    When you shift at light throttle, is it venting? If so, is it a pure straight vent, or do you get a little bit of a "chufchchchc" noise right before it vents? That noise is compressor surge. Which isnt as bad as some people like to think and say. Ideally, you are looking to hear a little surge then a vent. Or no sound at all. Either is ok. Now drive it hard, does it surge a little or just straight vent?
    Get out of the car and tighten the valve and drive it again. Repeat this until you get a LOT of surge when you lift under boost. Now start loosening it until you JUST start to hear no almost surge.
    What the surge means is that it fought opening just a little bit. If you hear a LITTLE surge just as it begins to vent, that means that the valve is holding itself shut as tightly as it is capable of, without being so tight that it doesnt vent properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Remove the BOV from the car and disassemble it. Now that it is off and busted, replace with a stock BPV.

    Moving to troubleshooting.
    hahaha damn dood yer a real big fan of tha stock bpv arent you??!!
    haha well i think im gonna order that **** haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02 wrx View Post
    hahaha damn dood yer a real big fan of tha stock bpv arent you??!!
    everyone on this forum who isnt a ricer, or pushing like 80000hp is a fan of the stock BPV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02 wrx View Post
    hahaha damn dood yer a real big fan of tha stock bpv arent you??!!
    haha well i think im gonna order that **** haha
    There are plenty of used ones around, try NASIOC.
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    i got an extra one....dont ask me y but im a spare part junkie...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 03subiedude View Post
    i got an extra one....dont ask me y but im a spare part junkie...
    I'll make sure to contact you if i'm ever in need of stock parts
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