Ok, so I pulled out the BCS, put it on a dc power supply, pulsed it a bunch of times and it seems to be working normally. I blew in one side and pulsed it and air came out the other without restriction. I cleaned it anyway with some iso and stuck it back in. This car is 100% stock yet, so maybe next weekend i'll put in the up/downpipes and while I'm at it I'll inspect the wastegate area for cracks and make sure it is shut all the way. I'll report back. Sorry to thread jack but it doesnt seem right to make a new one for the same problem.