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      11-20-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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So I picked up an ER chargepipe from N54tuning. Mike really lives up to his reputation of amazing customer service.

Anyway, I took my HKS BOV off the UR chargepipe it was initially on. Reused the retainer clip and O ring to install it on the ER chargepipe. Everything works fine except the fact that the BOV can rotate freely without much force. It was tight solid on the UR chargepipe. I already talked to Mike and he suspects a fake BOV or a bad retainer clip. Any other ideas on what it could be? Car is running fine and its holding boost all the way to 15.8psi. Im just not sure if air may be escaping from the BOV. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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      11-21-2012, 01:31 AM   #2
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So I picked up an ER chargepipe from N54tuning. Mike really lives up to his reputation of amazing customer service.

Anyway, I took my HKS BOV off the UR chargepipe it was initially on. Reused the retainer clip and O ring to install it on the ER chargepipe. Everything works fine except the fact that the BOV can rotate freely without much force. It was tight solid on the UR chargepipe. I already talked to Mike and he suspects a fake BOV or a bad retainer clip. Any other ideas on what it could be? Car is running fine and its holding boost all the way to 15.8psi. Im just not sure if air may be escaping from the BOV. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
This seems to be the case with all ER chargepipes in my experience. The UR was a tighter fit and diff material so it was a lot harder to spin. With the ER you have a bit more room, but the O-ring should be compressed enough that it still forms a seal. After a bit of driving it will seal up better as well and become slightly harder to spin around.
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Thanks a lot. I've been searching and searching hoping I didnt have to buy another BOV!
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did it turn out to be a fake? Ive heard about fake HKS bov hitting the market.
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      12-18-2012, 07:13 PM   #5
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Yep....so now Im gonna have to buy a new one . I even bought a new o ring and retainer clip which didnt help. The BOV is just loose. There are so many HKS SSQV 3s out there. I actually went to a local store to pick one up and it turned out to be fake also. I wouldbt have been able to tell had I not done my research. The new HKS SSQV 4 is the exact same BOV with a few minor cosmetic changes and a serial number so Im gonna pick one of those up.
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      12-20-2012, 07:48 PM   #6
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I have a CP/Tial BOV for sale if you can sell your CP

Just a thought...
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      12-21-2012, 01:03 PM   #7
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Haha well I like the sound of the HKS. But thats a good idea. If this doesnt work out maybe ill go that route
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Just wanted to update everybody that I swapped out the fake for a new HKS SSQV 4 and it fits nice and snug. Just in canse any one else runs into similar problems!
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