Thread: $0.16 BOV mod
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Old 11-17-2003, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default $0.16 BOV mod

OK so I am a cheap sob. I want to run over 18psi on my 16G but the stock BOV opens around that pressure. So what are my options?
1)Buy an atomsphere BOV.
I borrowed one and got really sick of the noise I like stealth.
2)Buy a recirculate BOV.
I am cheap and don't want to spend $200+ on one.
3)The $0.16 mod
Very cheap and stealth this fit the bill perfect. Still 100% recirculate so no idle problems or rich between shift problems. This will allow you to run as much boost as you can throw at it and not open. The one drawback to this that I have found is that around 5-10psi when you shift you will get a real quick real short surge. This will not happen at higher boost levels.

The Mod:
Take off the BOV and look at the face that mounts to the IC. You will see two holes a big one and a small one. The big hole is the valve that releases the pressure the small hole is a boost signal line.
What I did was to take a 1/4-20 tap and drilled out the small hole and tapped it. Be careful to not let any shavings go into the hole. I held the BOV upsid down while drilling and tapping. Then I took a 1/4-20 set screw put teflon tape on it and sealed off that hole.
Then on the body of the BOV you can see where that signal hole goes through the casting. You want to drill in to that signal line and vent it to atmosphere. There is a bung cast into the BOV body to do this.

I have some pics that I will try to post tonight. Any comment or questions?

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