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So I had the BOV/BPV line disconnected to get a better sound, I did it with the method floating around here of using the rubber chair foot thingy. It was a tight fit. I took the car in for service a few days ago, so I took it off to reconnect the factory recirculation hose and noticed it had cracked. I am guessing the cold temps of winter combined with the warm engine air dried it out. Basically it wasn't really doing it's job of keeping dirty air from being sucked in though the intake.

I looked around and found a cheap, easy mod that fits far better and should last. I used some 1 inch inner diameter heater hose (bought a foot at Advanced Auto for less than $2 and a 73 cent 1 inch plug i found in the sprinkler isle at Menards. Enjoy.

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My black cap actually came off of a Lacrosse stick. Fit absolutely perfectly! So, if you're ever in a Play it Again Sports, look for a good STX stick and, uh, borrow it. :)
 

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Just did the mod ! Soo cool !! Having fun with it .
 
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Hello all, quick question as I've read on some of your signatures some of you have bov to atmosphere. Can someone explain this to me as this is my first turbo vehicle and I want to understand what it is you guys are doing before I do it myself. Are you plugging the line and deleting the recirculating line? Are you leaving the line exposed from where your deleting it from or are you covering it with those little breather filters? What does going atmospheric do? Btw great post Wurk!
 

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Hello all, quick question as I've read on some of your signatures some of you have bov to atmosphere. Can someone explain this to me as this is my first turbo vehicle and I want to understand what it is you guys are doing before I do it myself. Are you plugging the line and deleting the recirculating line? Are you leaving the line exposed from where your deleting it from or are you covering it with those little breather filters? What does going atmospheric do? Btw great post Wurk!
So put a cap on the intake from where those hose comes off. If you just want you can leave the hose connected to the BPV it'll give you a taste of the sound but it'll be quiet and not very clean sounding. To better make the whoosh sound then take off the hose from the BPV on top of your intercooler. you need to remove your air box but that's about it takes 10 minutes to complete this task.

The only benefit is that you hear a sound. But I like it make me feel like RACECAR! They do have options for a sound plate to make it louder but it wont sound like an SRT4 or anything. If you want a real BOV I believe you'll need to install a FMIC but I could be mistaken.
 

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Wow, ok thanks Crazy! So then it's safe to leave the port open on the BOV? I'm just making sure I'm not going to damage anything.
 
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Nope, no damage.
You may leave the pipe on or remove it completely, if you get access below the air box intake.

Just cover the side port with anything that seals nicely. I used a furniture rubber foot...
 

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I used a furniture rubber foot...
Haha I think that is the #1 used item most of us have in common with the fortes
 
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Haha I think that is the #1 used item most of us have in common with the fortes
Rubber chair foot ftw!

Yeah yeah yeah.
That's mine.
When did you take a picture of my engine bay??


Unfortunately, the lady (i.e. wife; for those young kids here who have not done it yet) did not like it. Hence, I had to go back to stock. This Pshhhh was not "her" thing.
 

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Omg that's perfect ok awesome. I'll have to do that this weekend. I was going to do it when my CAI came in but shiet lol. Thanks guys.
 

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Unfortunately, the lady (i.e. wife; for those young kids here who have not done it yet) did not like it. Hence, I had to go back to stock. This Pshhhh was not "her" thing.
When I have my CAI on and the BOV going to atmosphere it drives my wife nuts. The PSSHHH of the BOV and WHOOOOSH of the intake make her think something is wrong with the car. I love it and it's my DD so there, but when we go out somewhere she doesn't like it :)
 

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Nope, no damage.
You may leave the pipe on or remove it completely, if you get access below the air box intake.

Just cover the side port with anything that seals nicely. I used a furniture rubber foot...
It can and will damage the turbo over time, its there for a reason. If its noise you want go to iTunes and download the sound you want. You kids lol
 

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It can and will damage the turbo over time, its there for a reason. If its noise you want go to iTunes and download the sound you want. You kids lol
And here we go again... just like valleyracer.
Could you elaborate your thought with some data supporting your statement?
 

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It can and will damage the turbo over time, its there for a reason. If its noise you want go to iTunes and download the sound you want. You kids lol
This has zero effect on the turbo. I have no idea what you're talking about.
 

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Well took the recirculating hose off today and cleaned out the engine bay and car. Looks brand new again but now you can hear the BOV :) I'm happy and thanks guys.
 

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It can and will damage the turbo over time, its there for a reason. If its noise you want go to iTunes and download the sound you want. You kids lol
What. Just. What.

So let me get this straight. Venting my bov to open atmosphere, can and will damage my turbo over time?

Give me a few minutes to get some popcorn, because i'm gonna have to get comfortable while you try and explain this one.

I hope for your sake that I've missread your statement, because I'll gladly start the bus on why a Bov, open venting or not, is necessary for a non- anti surge turbo.

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What. Just. What.

So let me get this straight. Venting my bov to open atmosphere, can and will damage my turbo over time?

Give me a few minutes to get some popcorn, because i'm gonna have to get comfortable while you try and explain this one.

I hope for your sake that I've missread your statement, because I'll gladly start the bus on why a Bov, open venting or not, is necessary for a non- anti surge turbo.

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The BOV would extend the life of the turbo. Where did he come up with this "can and will over time stuff". And then a snide remark about Itunes? Consistent with the forum posters on here who offer no proof or evidence to back up their assertions. Just generalizations.
 
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