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I used to think the HKSSBOV could not leak, but now with my new har pipes and turning up the boost a little I think they can.
When boosting with the new pipes and slightly higher boost (16LBS CT60trim) I began to hear air leaking/fluttering and I would lose power. It felt and sounded like a boost leak. So I checked all the hose clamps and boosted again, but still had the leak.

This is when I started staring at my HKSSBOV screw that was backed out all the way. I always believed it didnt matter if it was all the way in or out, but I decided to tighten it about 6 turns in. This cured that High boost fluttering problem. I do not think this was compressor surge, but was a loose screw on the BOV. And yes I know its normal for these to flutter at LOW booost, but thats another debate. This was high boost!


Anyone else run into this problem?

Dominic
 

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yeah, all bov's have to be adjusted to how much boost you run. nice car by the way
 
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76celicagt said:
yeah, all bov's have to be adjusted to how much boost you run. nice car by the way
Thats not my car, it was Ben Topus's car. He passed away about a year ago.
 

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Dominic said:
Thats not my car, it was Ben Topus's car. He passed away about a year ago.
Yeah, i believe you have to adjust the bov and that it wouldn't leak after adjusted, so HKS claims... and yes, RIP Ben... :(, aight peace :chicken:
 

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HMMM... thanks for the info, i never thought they could leak....
 

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Yeah, I was always under the impression that the positive pressure pressed the valve up against the housing, at least that's how it looks like when I was taking mine apart and putting it back together. Interesting.
 
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Da Kine Guy said:
Yeah, I was always under the impression that the positive pressure pressed the valve up against the housing, at least that's how it looks like when I was taking mine apart and putting it back together. Interesting.
Thats what I thought to. But this has me thinking differently.
 

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Dominic said:
Thats not my car, it was Ben Topus's car. He passed away about a year ago.
Has it been a year already? wow.. He was a cool guy.
 

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i'm rather new here, please tell me he didn't die with his car....
Search for my post. Word from his family is that he died as a result of massive bleeding in the brain (aneurysm). Tox screen results were never released publicly, but from my somewhat basic knowledge of drugs and knowing some of Topus' habits, I suspect Oxycontin. I don't want to speculate, however.
 
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totally off topic

did Ben Topus die, or just leave the forum?
 

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did Ben Topus die, or just leave the forum?
sadly died earlier this year i belive. natural causes. :sad:



RIP Ben
 
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theres mkIVs running pretty good amounts of boost with those BOVs. i think theres a diff spring available.
 
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