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Old 11-25-2012, 09:07 AM   #673
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Originally Posted by V8 GTFO Lesbic WGN

Instead of 1) hacking out the barometric/atmospheric sensor and 2) having to deal with the under turbo block-off plate shenanigans, just leave the damn valve with sensor in place and sandwich the OEM Subaru Tribeca/LGT $3 EGR block-off plate between valve and under turbo piping flange, advantages:

1) You preserve ability to go back to stock should you decide to sell vehicle as close to original condition.
2) No need to deal with under turbo block-off plate, just block the end of the pipe by installing the plate between the pipe flange and the valve flange.

Reconnect passenger side/under turbo pipe here with plate in place.

Am I missing something here? or people just choose to follow popular convention without stopping and thinking of more elegant and reversible solutions?

Most of the people who remove the system are doing it for one of two reasons:

1) The system has failed and is throwing a Cel; [Valve stuck closed] not so bad [Valve struck open] this one is what causes all the problems.

2) People like myself, who do not want a basically useless system (From a performance standpoint) taking up precious realty in the engine bay

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