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As the title says, I am going to attempt to repair my reed valve. Not buy a new one.

I have no idea why mine keeps failing. Over 3 years, I believe I'm on my 3rd reed valve? Anyway, it always seems like the reeds open too much. Need to be bent back to straight.

The screws are only screw-ins. So attempting to remove them snaps them off. I am going to drill out the screws, then tap and install very small SS cap screws. I'll post pics of the results.

Anybody have a picture of a good reed valve, I.E., how large of an opening should the reeds allow?

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-Anders
 

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I finished repairing my reed valve after work yesterday. I didn't have any tool to take the old screws out, so I just held the metal "tab" in it's original place with a C-clamp, then drilled straight through the screws. So, I wasn't able to tap a new thread and instead just used M3 bolts with a nut on the back. Not the best solution but it worked great. I just carefully bent the reeds back to straight and now I don't have that annoying reed-valve-cow in my engine bay :)







 

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I repaired my reed valve with a single turbo kit, hasn't failed since?
LOL. It is so embarrassing when your car moo's at a stop light :-D
 

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your intake makes a nice "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" like a dying cow. Actually, here's a clip of my reed valve when it failed last year:

 

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Both of my MKIV's started making the bullfrog sound as soon as I put an open-element filter on them. I think the stock airbox just dampens the noise, or otherwise mitigates it due to the restriction. Other than the noise, I have never observed any ill effects from it whatsoever. It also disappears in TTC.

I concur that the best solution is to go single! :)
 
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