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Old 02-17-2004, 09:14 AM   #1
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Default Aftermarket blow off valve

What is the best thing to use when oiling up a aftermarket blow off valve??? and does putting one on void warranty??
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Old 02-17-2004, 09:40 AM   #2
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Don't use oil...use grease.
I don't think you will have any warranty issues...depends on the dealer...ask them.
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Old 02-17-2004, 04:05 PM   #3
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Yep, lithium grease (or a comprable synthetic substitute, i.e. Mobile 1 Synthetic Grease). Heh, just did this with my Forge Dump Valve (after throughly cleaning it of course) and it vents much more "crisply" and completely. [Should've seen the old grease, the stuff was black and grimy...]
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Old 02-18-2004, 11:03 AM   #4
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if you are stock, don't use a blow off. waste of money and makes the car run like pooooooo
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:31 AM   #5
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if you are stock, don't use a blow off. waste of money and makes the car run like pooooooo
are you speaking from experience, or just parroting BS out your arse?

btw, lithium grease all the way. what bov?
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Old 02-19-2004, 05:04 PM   #6
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Turbo XS type h-rfl however they keep F***ing up....i dunno if i will be ordering anything else from there sight unless they solve this
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Old 02-19-2004, 05:43 PM   #7
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hehe, there's quite a long history of people having to tweak their rfl's to get them to work right on the wrx. that's why i went with the hks.

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Old 08-17-2004, 09:19 AM   #8
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Yea I just purchased an 03 WRX, put the Turbo XS RFL blow off valve on it, and I dont know if its just me, but I feel that the motor idles more harsh, and when I tap the gas pedal, I watch my rpm needle go down and it comes close to hitting zero-when it does that it sounds like the motor is gonna stall or shut off. Any answers? clues? tips?
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Old 08-17-2004, 11:41 AM   #9
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I wonder how many people will waste their hard earned $$$ on buying and installing useless, and potentially damaging parts that are not designed for their vehicles ANYWAY......and then come here and bitch about it....
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Old 08-17-2004, 11:46 AM   #10
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I wonder how many people will waste their hard earned $$$ on buying and installing useless, and potentially damaging parts that are not designed for their vehicles ANYWAY......and then come here and bitch about it....
ME!

Well minus the bitching part...
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Old 08-17-2004, 11:48 AM   #11
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As ignorant as Unlce Scotty's response is, he has a point.
The RFL is not meant for use with a stock WRX. It's made for high boost applications, which is why people have trouble with them.

Go with a BOV/BPV combo like the GFB. I'm running one of those on my car, with no issues at all.
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:26 PM   #12
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....nah....I can't post that....

...but I can post that the RFL is a kiddie valve....plain....pure....and simple.

...oh yeah....they are junk as well....they self destruct regularly.....
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Old 08-19-2004, 04:02 PM   #13
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hehe, there's quite a long history of people having to tweak their rfl's to get them to work right on the wrx. that's why i went with the hks.

*switching to the purple insert now*
what do you do to maintain your HKS? The only problem I have had is that the small vacum line into it has come loose, and I have had to reglue it into place.

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Old 08-20-2004, 07:01 AM   #14
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Right unclescotty, but you see, they make these forums for trading helpful information and tips, not criticism. I dont know EVERYTHING about turbo related topics. But now that I hear that the RFL is crap I'm glad I did not pay for it, I received it from a buddy of mine who wrapped his rex around a bridge pillar. So to anyone that knows, by removing this "kiddie BOV", theres a good chance that my problems I stated earlier about the motor will be no more?
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Old 08-20-2004, 08:00 PM   #15
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So to anyone that knows, by removing this "kiddie BOV", theres a good chance that my problems I stated earlier about the motor will be no more?
Very likely, if you didn't have the problem prior to installing it and remove it then you will cure your problem(s).
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Old 08-20-2004, 08:12 PM   #16
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I just love to read these bov posts. Very entertaining responses.

Uncle Scotty, how did you make out with the storm? Everything ok? Whenever I see a hurricane I always hope it goes somewhere else, but I feel bad for the people that do get it. I guess it is the "better them than me" mentality.
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Old 08-20-2004, 08:25 PM   #17
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....well....I survived it well enough....and the car did too....that is until the brainless porkchop porkbut damned girl downstairs was dragging a big damned branch out to the curb and dropped the damned thing on the side of my damned car and dented the damned door....the stupid little fat assed damned bitch....and then she tried to say it happened in the damned storm and I told her I'd rip her head off and **** down her neck...it did NOT....and I had to postpone further conversation on the matter because I was going to kill her right there with the chain saw....I think she piddled her size 16 panties, though.... havent seen/heard her since...2 days ago...
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Old 08-23-2004, 10:41 PM   #18
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Yea problem solved by removing the crappy RFL.
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:20 PM   #19
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Yea problem solved by removing the crappy RFL.
....see....???.......there ya go...not such bad advice afterall....

RIGHT!!!!!
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:42 PM   #20
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Yea I just purchased an 03 WRX, put the Turbo XS RFL blow off valve on it, and I dont know if its just me, but I feel that the motor idles more harsh, and when I tap the gas pedal, I watch my rpm needle go down and it comes close to hitting zero-when it does that it sounds like the motor is gonna stall or shut off. Any answers? clues? tips?

..its in the stickies, but since wrx uses MAF sensor, the atm. (atmospheric) release of "metered" air sends the engine into a temp. rich condition, causing the choking (better than lean tho).

This is what Unkle is referring to that is its useless in function.
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Old 08-24-2004, 08:54 PM   #21
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This is what Unkle is referring to that is its useless in function.
....no....it is useless because the stock valve is being replaced....and that makes it useless, because the stock valve functions just fine....

it IS dangerous because it can cause MANY problems....and that's a fact.
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