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Old 04-04-2012, 10:24 AM   #476
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I have installed and tuned for plenty of these solenoids and there is nothing wrong with them. Some people dont have the time or desire to cut and splice wires for a diy. This is a great solution for those people.

Medamullet, If you have a problem with their solenoid, why wouldnt you just send it back to them. Btw, if you solder a wire it looses its flexibility as the solder gets absorbed into it. If too much solder is aborbed into the wire, the wire can break that way.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #477
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I agree and completely understand what you are saying. I didn't return the valve because it wasn't worth the $30.00 to me to do so. I had been running it for quite a while before the wires failed. It was easier to throw it in the garbage.

I know I don't need to sell my skills here but honestly I own a shop and tune cars and have build tons of custom parts and have tried new innovative idea. Search some of my build threads if you care.


This is where mine failed. If you have a rubber grommet like the GS then great you aren't using the same solenoid I did. There were exposed wires where they meet the solenoid. It had nothing to do with my workmanship. They started to get brittle and eventually 1 of the legs broke off.




it's fine I don't care at all which solenoid everyone is using and hope it works perfect for you all. I wish you al lthe best of luck.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #478
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that's not a gm solenoid.

why are you in this thread?
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:56 PM   #479
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Hey, we are all for DIY...trust me! All of us over here at the shop are DIYers as well. We just wanted to give a simple/full featured plug-n-play option to you guys.

Couple of things to clear up:

1. We've never switched valves. We have always used our customer MAC valve. We have NEVER used the IR valve. (btw, in testing we found the IR valve is not even close to the MAC valve performance-wise)
2. Our MAC valve is not an off-the-shelf valve you can buy. It is similar but we had MAC customize it a bit for us.

Also to reiterate from above...no one is butt hurt here in the DIY vs. GS debate. Two different options for two different people. Completely understandable.

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If you guys get Mac to make some 4 port solenoids for us using external wastegates that would sway me into buying one of your solenoids. That's the only reason I didn't buy one.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:22 AM   #480
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that's not a gm solenoid.

why are you in this thread?
No **** it's not a GM solenoid....

I was showing with a Grimmspeed picture where on the GM solenoid mine failed. Grimmspeed obviously knew there was a problem with the design and added a rubber grommet where the wires went into the solenoid. I have heard GM started putting that grommet on some of their solenoids since but I haven't seen any to verify if this is true or not
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:36 AM   #481
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ummm...

gm doesn't put the grommet on their solenoids because their solenoids don't have wires.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:36 AM   #482
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Ya I have nothing against the GS unit. It is obvious that a plug and play unit was missing on our market, and it is a great solution. All I was saying is that a DIY thread turned into a "buy plug and play for 4x as much" thread, so I posted a good alternative for those of us who are making realistic wages, going to college, or just plain cheap
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #483
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well I have had the profec installed for a long time and it works flawlessly, but if it is not too much trouble to adjust the map for a cheaper gm soleniod setup and use the utec to control boost (previously used unichip base map and profec b to adjust boost) I will sell the profec b
In terms of this, I must go with your opinion, because all the others does not seems to match.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:54 AM   #484
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Can you post more close up pic's of your motor. mostly vacuum line connections and around the intercooler and front around radiator . PLEASE THANKYOU
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:02 PM   #485
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Is there anything apart from the WGDC table that I should check when I install the 3-port? I ask because I am looking to tune my car myself (already bought the tactrix cable and a wide band), but my car is overboosting so I think I need to change the boost controller.

I'm waiting for parts to arrive but I would like to know what to look out for so I don't kill my engine.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:22 PM   #486
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What are your mods? Assuming you are stock, take a look at your vaccuum lines going to your wastegate.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:32 PM   #487
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Thanks for the reply. I have an STi Turbo, STi intercooler, STi injectors, up-pipe, down pipe, and exhaust.

I have changed all the vacuum hoses going to the wastegate already. Could it be something else?
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #488
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Well, to start off when you get your new solenoid, decrease max wgdc and initial wgdc (depending on your rom, some dont have initial wgdc) by about 30%. That should be a good starting point. Fill in your profile so we know what kind of suby you have and mods.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:58 PM   #489
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Thanks, I'll do that.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:05 AM   #490
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Did a search and I can't seem to find an explanation on how to do this with a "bleed-type" setup instead of blocking. I'm more than likely having a "derp" moment but is there an explanation for that?

I'd also like to understand the difference between the setups. I get the impression with blocking type in a BCS failure you'll overboost badly?
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:06 AM   #491
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hi, back from the dead here
I am boosting too high on my 06 wrx vf39
my map is made for 18 psi, but i am boosting at 23. i know its a problem in the boost control system. I am wondering if a larger pill will fix it, or if i should do this new boost solenoid
any comments would be helpful! wanna start boosting again =)
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:03 PM   #492
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hi, back from the dead here
I am boosting too high on my 06 wrx vf39
my map is made for 18 psi, but i am boosting at 23. i know its a problem in the boost control system. I am wondering if a larger pill will fix it, or if i should do this new boost solenoid
any comments would be helpful! wanna start boosting again =)
Did you change to the vf pill? If yes and everything mechanical is fine, your max wgdc is too high.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:29 PM   #493
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Did you change to the vf pill? If yes and everything mechanical is fine, your max wgdc is too high.
Thank you!
I drilled the pill to the right size and it still has a little boost creep.
Decided to go ewg, and a 3 port.
Thanks again.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:17 AM   #494
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So, I am trying to get mine tuned right now, and my tuner is saying that my bcs isnt working( GM EBCS) but it was working on the previous engine, and on the jdm rom. I double checked and everything is hooked up just like in the first post, and I have double checked to make sure that the solenoid is operating with 12v applied to it, and it is. he says that the map is set up to run 20psi and on my datalogs, I am only pushing 15psi though. Any idea why this is? I tried flip flopping port a and b, and it made boost go to 20psi, but then it's not hooked up right. I'm so confused right now, I just want to get the tune finished so I can enjoy my new ej207, but this issue is keeping me from finishing the tune.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #495
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I just got home from another test drive, and this time, I switched to a brand new gm bcs, and had the same result. I cant ever hear any clicking though. maybe my exhaust is too loud, but the new solenoid is mounted with no rubber grommets and I can't hear a thing.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:48 AM   #497
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I just got home from another test drive, and this time, I switched to a brand new gm bcs, and had the same result. I cant ever hear any clicking though. maybe my exhaust is too loud, but the new solenoid is mounted with no rubber grommets and I can't hear a thing.
Put the car into test mode and see if you hear it clicking.
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