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PrimeSilver02 01-06-2012 09:15 PM

ID this turbosmart bpv/bov for me!
Hey all!
I was hanging out and helping my buddy out with his civic and our buddy's PA system last night and he handed me something. Low and behold he handed me a turbosmart bpv or bov. He tells me that it's for a Subaru but it came off his project starion that he is starting. He put his hks on the starion from when his civic was turbo'd and he didn't have a use for the turbosmart so he gave it to me. First off, can you all help me identify it? Here's a picture.


Second off, if it will fit and work on my setup, is there any benefit to putting it on? The car is 100% bone stock and it will be recirculated as well if possible. If I can put it to use, I'd like to throw it on. Also, need a tune for it or no? Thanks for your help guys! I appreciate it!

newtothegame 01-07-2012 09:21 AM

You wont get an ounce of performance from putting it on, regardless of runnning it recric or not. As far as it being turbosmart or not, can be certain on that.

PrimeSilver02 01-07-2012 10:11 AM

It's turbosmart. I know it is for sure. I was wondering what model it is. And if there is no benefits of installing one? Glad I got it for free. So just a sound mod pretty much?

brfatal 01-07-2012 06:39 PM

There is no benefit to installing it.

newtothegame 01-07-2012 07:11 PM

You would get the same sound and no worries by putting in a high flow panel filter, and removing the silencer/snorkus from your fender well of your car. But I guess like you said the BPV/BOV was free.

PrimeSilver02 01-07-2012 08:26 PM

Well I was asking for the sole fact that I know many people put them on and got it for free and was wondering if there was any benefit. I'm thinking it's a dual port. I'll hook it up anyways. Can't argue free for something pointless that might be cool if I ever vent it.

newtothegame 01-07-2012 08:37 PM

Right, alot put them on, then the smart ones take it off because of the issues or headaches that follow shortly after installing them. Most cars around dont need them, except for the "wow" factor. I just recently put my Cobb XLE BOV back to full recirc, and I can still hear it go off and its annoying amongst the other noises my car makes. But I know that everyone likes something different. I hope it suits your taste well and you enjoy it.

PrimeSilver02 01-07-2012 10:14 PM

Yea, it will be recirculated until/if I ever get around to going blow through and have it tuned that way.

Ricemaster 01-10-2012 01:57 PM

Dont want to step on anyone's toes but I have read and have been told that BOV do not have a significant power enhancement but it does help with keeping boost pressure when advancing into the next gear.

Here is the blog from a local shop in my area. Hope it helps.


turmic 01-10-2012 02:14 PM

That is not the same BPV/BOV that the OP has a question about and your link isn't correct.

[url=] Forge Recirc Valve vs Subaru OE Recirc Valve Dyno Test[/url]

Looks more like a marketing ploy than anything to me.

Ricemaster 01-10-2012 02:35 PM

Yes I agree it could be seen as a marketing tool. But I was talking to the individual who tested it and was notified he also tested other BOV's. COBB was one of them that had the same results of keeping the pressure a little better.

I have noticed that my BPV is a little "long winded" and is open for a longer duration than what I believe what it should do (Probably due to a worn out spring). So putting a better BPV/BOV with stronger spring will allow for faster results of pressure input regardless of what brand.

So yes the blog is not part specific for the OP but makes you observe about how different products work on vehicles.

PrimeSilver02 01-28-2012 03:16 PM

So essentially it will help spool a little bit. I didnt pay anything for it, so I was just wondering if there was any benefit. A little bit stiffer spring that holds boost in the lower rpms and better response between shifts is good enough for me. Probably be putting it on here in the coming weeks. I'll post up and let you all know what my feelings are on it afterwards.

brfatal 01-28-2012 05:19 PM

No, it will hurt spool. With the stock valve air is recirculated back into the turbo inlet and helps keep the turbo spinning between shifts. If you vent that air with a blow off valve you lose that benefit.

Sell it.

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