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Old 13 Sep 2012, 06:02 pm
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Installed it twice now and still feels sluggish. Tried using cork style gasket but no help. Checked all hoses and lines and everything is fine. Does this problem occur with different bov applications? Also used sealant and it didnt seem to help. New to this whole thing. Need some help please.

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Old 13 Sep 2012, 07:45 pm
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Have you tried taking it out and going back original? Do you have more power then? First of all I commend you for taking it off twice already. I lost so much blood putting my first one on that I was almost in need of a transfusion. I read that you are supposed to hear it but I don't think I do on mine. I am waiting til RTTB and see what a couple of the guys's sound like, but I am with you I don't think there is any change. Good luck.
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Old 13 Sep 2012, 07:48 pm
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Take some photos of it and post them here. Generally the crowd installs the BOV either off-center or upside down, causing tremendous loss of backpressure and loses lots of HP.

Here's a copy of mine installed, looking in over the drivers side fender:


Here's my video after installing the BOV:


I like how she spun her tires when I hit 2nd gear...

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Old 13 Sep 2012, 08:11 pm
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Yea i made sure it was centered correctly and put on the same way it came off. I haven't put it back to stock yet to see if i have the same power back. But after installing it twice now i notice a lack in pull from 2-3 and especially 3-4. Its an 06 gt m/t. Im going to wait until i get a boost gauge in a couple of wks before i change it back to stock just to be sure its not my imagination. Where is stock boost suppose to be at? Ive heard 9-11psi and 14-15psi.
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Old 13 Sep 2012, 09:43 pm
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9psi max, in stock form. And yes, even with exhaust/intake that is still considered stock form because bolt-ons do not suddenly bring boost up.

I asked this in the other thread and don't recall an answer so I'll ask again; did you accidently leave a line disconnected? More importantly, the line that attaches to the end of the recirculatin valve?
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Old 13 Sep 2012, 10:32 pm
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Yea i checked all the lines and everything looks good. Recirculation line is on also. I read that the mopar bov tend to do this sometimes? Am i better off with a hks bov or something? So boost level should be no lower than 9psi? Its completely stock aside from cai.

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Yea i checked all the lines and everything looks good. Recirculation line is on also. I read that the mopar bov tend to do this sometimes? Am i better off with a hks bov or something? So boost level should be no lower than 9psi? Its completely stock aside from cai.

Sorry didn't know how to start my own thread earlier. New to all of this.
You don't need a blow-off valve at all.

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Old 14 Sep 2012, 11:12 am
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Thanks for the help. Yea i know its not necessary, just wanted to try it. To be honest i dont care for the noise it makes. Im sure ill be on here for more help in the future.
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I actually enjoy the noise it makes. Running back from Raleigh today, came up on a Mustang GT Vert, solid black, all murdered out, and dayum did it have one nice sounding exhaust. I passed him doing triple digits, then he ran up behind me with his HID's on (yes, nice bright blue headlights). We ran from around 20 miles east of Greensboro all the way to I-77 nose to tail, shuffling through traffic, basically rat racing. I actually blew by him and beat him to 77 and as he went by he was waving and honking his horn and laugh his head off. I don't think he's ever had that much fun with a PT before. When I pulled up beside him, I downshifted to 4th to slow down beside him, then slammed on the gas and upshifted. He heard that BOV and that got him all excited...

Was a total hoot! We had a blast, even though all the other traffic just got out of our way...lmao...really fun....
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Old 16 Dec 2012, 11:36 pm
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You're just used to the car. I installed mine and thought the same. But I haven't lost boost or any performance. It's all in your head. I personally like the noise it makes, and it does help the turbo by not letting in all that hot air. It may not add horsepower, but it's nice to have. Also, if you have lost boost, try putting some gasket sealant on when you re-install it. It's recommended because some people don't tighten it enough (especially because of that pain in the ass 3rd bolt) and you can have leaks through the gasket. Causing a loss of boost. Can't hurt to give that a try.
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