I'm sadly asking a BOV question - Subaru WRX Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 07-02-2009, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
WRXtuners Member
 
Schmidtastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
Posts: 11
Schmidtastic is an unknown
I'm sadly asking a BOV question

Before you ask, I have read all the bov discussions and threads but I still have no direct answer, everyone keeps saying different things. I just wanna clarify some things. If I were to get an aftermarket BOV would i be causing damage to my 04 sti? Does venting to atmosphere really make it run rich and cause stalling issues? If so is recirculation better than vent to atmosphere? Is there any difference with an aftermarket bov on a stock sti compared to a stage 2 sti or stage 3? I love my subie and i dont wanna hurt her =/
Schmidtastic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 07-02-2009, 04:36 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
Kjott21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 763
Kjott21 is known to be trustworthy and helpful Kjott21 is known to be trustworthy and helpful Kjott21 is known to be trustworthy and helpful
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmidtastic View Post
Before you ask, I have read all the bov discussions and threads but I still have no direct answer, everyone keeps saying different things. I just wanna clarify some things. If I were to get an aftermarket BOV would i be causing damage to my 04 sti? Does venting to atmosphere really make it run rich and cause stalling issues? If so is recirculation better than vent to atmosphere? Is there any difference with an aftermarket bov on a stock sti compared to a stage 2 sti or stage 3? I love my subie and i dont wanna hurt her =/
Best write up: Blow Off Valve FAQ: Read if you are thinking of buying one! - NASIOC

If you want your car to run properly full recirc is the best way to go. If the stock BPV isn't leaking don't change it. Save the money and buy something that will improve performance and not just make noise.

My name is Ken and I am a HP Junkie.
Kjott21 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 07-02-2009, 09:34 PM
Moderator
 
newtothegame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6,493
Images: 4
newtothegame is known to be trustworthy and helpful newtothegame is known to be trustworthy and helpful
Send a message via Yahoo to newtothegame
+1 to that. Stock unit can hold pretty well for the most part. If it starts leaking get yourself a nice BPV (recirculating).

Joshua
"2007 WRX- PPG'd, 20G- Tim Bailey tuned
Stage 2 2005 WRX
Cobbtuning.com"
newtothegame is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 07-03-2009, 12:10 AM
WRXtuners Member
 
pb-king07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Washington
Posts: 135
Images: 2
pb-king07 is an unknown
are you really pushing over 20 PSI. if not then stay with stock. if you are then do what newtothegame said get a nice BPV.
pb-king07 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 07-03-2009, 10:14 AM
WRXpert
 
dumdum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,800
Images: 12
dumdum is a WRX tech God, pay attention dumdum is a WRX tech God, pay attention dumdum is a WRX tech God, pay attention dumdum is a WRX tech God, pay attention dumdum is a WRX tech God, pay attention dumdum is a WRX tech God, pay attention dumdum is a WRX tech God, pay attention dumdum is a WRX tech God, pay attention
If you do not know how to tune/set an aftermarket adjustable BOV then I wouldn't worry about getting one.

Homebrewed tuned with Opensource!
dumdum is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 07-03-2009, 07:27 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
landrocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: California
Posts: 2
landrocket is an unknown
I was thinking of getting the Turboxs hybrid BOV just for some extra turbo sound, but I heard it will decrease gas mileage (wrx is the daily driver!!)
landrocket is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 07-03-2009, 08:14 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
Kjott21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 763
Kjott21 is known to be trustworthy and helpful Kjott21 is known to be trustworthy and helpful Kjott21 is known to be trustworthy and helpful
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by landrocket View Post
I was thinking of getting the Turboxs hybrid BOV just for some extra turbo sound, but I heard it will decrease gas mileage (wrx is the daily driver!!)
Your BOV doesn't affect gas mileage unless it is leaking and making your car run rich.

My name is Ken and I am a HP Junkie.
Kjott21 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 07-04-2009, 12:07 AM
WRXtuners Member
 
jed344's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 147
Images: 3
jed344 is an unknown
stay with stock i had to change mine due to it leaking so i have my greddy type S recirculated back into my intake
jed344 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome