did this mod tonight.
i managed to do it for ZERO MONEY..
i had a small flat head bolt that seemed to thread into the hole. i took a large drill bit and countersunk the hole so that it tapered to meet the bolt head chamfer. then i drilled out the other hole, and replaced my trusty old txs rfl with the now-modded stocker.
first... daaayam, it's so quiet!
i didn't really realize how loud the rfl was until it was gone. the ricer in me misses it dearly. i will not be selling it any time soon...
you can tell that the car is a bit happier with a BPV in place. i saw a bit more of an rpm surge as i lifted off the throttle, but it reapplied power much quicker after the shift/rollon. i noticed that the high rpm lift while staying in gear was much smoother.
what prompted this was a little time with my local constabulary. it seems that while pulling out of a parking lot the sound of the rfl was misinterpreted as "peeling out." after a lot of explanation i was let off the hook, but it was too close for comfort. these were the local cops in the city where i live, and it's pretty small. i just don't need the attention, as much as i love scaring pedestrians and such.
i might put it back on, or i might not. change is good... it makes you appreciate things. i'm running 17.5/18 psi on it and i netted the exact same manifold pressure before and after, so i know it's sealing well. so the plan is to run with the tms modded stocker for a while.
ps oh yeah today i realized the other benefit of the 100% vta bov... pulling your ic takes less time.
now i've got to unscrew FOUR bolts instead of two.