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Old 18 Nov 2004, 08:24 am
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Never owned a turboed car before ... how hard is it to install Mopars BOV upgrade kit?
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Old 18 Nov 2004, 10:41 am
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The mopar BOV is the blue plate
I haven't installed mine yet, but the difficulty is the 3rd screw, which is on the bottom left corner from the photo above. I believe the instructions require you to remove the battery and intake, but I think the intake is the only thing necessary to remove. The 3rd screw is very hard to reach for from the top, but a little bit more accessable from the underneath. You need to carefully bend or move the line a bit to access that 3rd screw.

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Old 22 Nov 2004, 10:46 am
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Ok, here is the trick...

My brother and I were able to install this in 45 minutes, after we made 2 separate trips to Autozone for tools. Buy a 10mm close-end ratchet wrench - $10. Have a friend hold the oil pipe - without bending it - case of beer $10. Finishing the install yourself and taking that first cruise with the BOV and hearing the woosh - priceless!

All kidding aside, he is right, the third bolt is a be-toch, but it is doable. Make sure you are paitent. I have really big hands and it was hard to get the screws started, but once you got that far it was easy. Make sure you give yourself 2 hours to do it right and make a fun project out of it.

If you have access to a lift - BY ALL MEANS USE IT! There is a service hole you can access bolt 3 from below. BUT DON'T try it by putting the car on jack stands. The only way to get to it is by standing under the car, you will never get your arm in the correct position if you are lying on your back.

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Old 22 Nov 2004, 12:59 pm
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If you have access to a lift - BY ALL MEANS USE IT! There is a service hole you can access bolt 3 from below. BUT DON'T try it by putting the car on jack stands. The only way to get to it is by standing under the car, you will never get your arm in the correct position if you are lying on your back.

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Unless you have a stick, then the shifter cable gets in the way.
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If you have access to a lift - BY ALL MEANS USE IT! There is a service hole you can access bolt 3 from below. BUT DON'T try it by putting the car on jack stands. The only way to get to it is by standing under the car, you will never get your arm in the correct position if you are lying on your back.

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I beg to differ, I have done 3 BOV installs using Rhino ramps. 2 auto-sticks at the track and 1 5sp at home. I agree with Cal Cruzer 5 speeds have less room because of the shifter cable. But you DON'T need a lift.
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If you have access to a lift - BY ALL MEANS USE IT! There is a service hole you can access bolt 3 from below. BUT DON'T try it by putting the car on jack stands. The only way to get to it is by standing under the car, you will never get your arm in the correct position if you are lying on your back.

Good luck.
I beg to differ, I have done 3 BOV installs using Rhino ramps. 2 auto-sticks at the track and 1 5sp at home. I agree with Cal Cruzer 5 speeds have less room because of the shifter cable. But you DON'T need a lift.
No, I meant it was easier for me to do it from above than from below with the 5 speed. I couldn't get my hands up in there.
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Buy a 10mm close-end ratchet wrench - $10. Have a friend hold the oil pipe - without bending it - case of beer $10.
Just a couple of notes:

1. Buy the full set of close end ratchet wrenchs. [)] Those things are great!!

2. Get the beer after the test drive!! [8)]
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OK, I installed my Mopar BOV last week and I have yet to hear a swoosh. Anybody else with an autostick have this experience?[:I]
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Old 23 Nov 2004, 12:18 pm
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You should be able to hear the noise in autostick mode. Start off in 1 or 2 and rapidly accelerate, before reaching 6K RPMs, let off the peddle quickly, then switch up to the next gear.
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Thanks Eddie. I'll try that out later[^]
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