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Subieblue03 04-04-2014 11:00 AM

Boost control solenoid
 
Can you just unplug the solenoid or us it necessary my buddy has a Bugeye that he said his isn't hooked up and runs fine reason for asking is mine stock one is going out

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Jkas 04-04-2014 11:34 AM

Learning about EBC stuff now. You can run without one. You'll only get wastegate pressure. 10psi. Should throw a code if I remember correctly, going to double check though.

Subieblue03 04-04-2014 11:50 AM

What do you mean only wastegate pressure

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arcticscythe 04-04-2014 01:36 PM

With the solinoid disconnected your ECU wont be able to control when the wastegate opens. That means the you are relying on the spring inside the waste-gate to regulate the pressure. It limits your maximum boost to the strength of the spring and gives you no control over boost pressure.

For my money I wouldn't just trust the wastegate spring, You can get a solid BCS for around a hundred bucks, if it keeps the engine happy thats worth the money for me.

Subieblue03 04-04-2014 01:50 PM

Got I plan on getting a 3 port it's just I was told when you change it you have to tune it

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boo-key bear 04-04-2014 03:06 PM

That's correct. Tuning is absolutely required for a 3 port. If you don't want to go that route just pick a stocker up from nasioc. You can find them all day and for cheap.

BLAZE2099 04-04-2014 05:21 PM

I had one til today, just sold it for less than $20. Normal price on a used one shouldn't be more than $40.
Good luck

Fidrat 04-05-2014 06:09 AM

So,when I go to my tuner I can install my new Grimmspeed BCS in the parking lot (they charge $50) and just don't plug it in to drive it into the bay? I'm told don't drive it one inch with it hooked up without a tune. Is this true?

BLAZE2099 04-05-2014 06:58 AM

You won't hit hardly an oz of boost pulling in the door. I'm calling bullshit on that one.

Jkas 04-05-2014 02:27 PM

If you do, thats a hell of a launch into the garage.


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