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      07-30-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy when installing AA bov..

did anybody else crack off the nipple that is connected to the intake manifold where you put the vacuum hose???
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This guy did.
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I think that's pretty common from what I've read. If you do a search you might be able to find some good suggestions on how to repair it and/or avoid it in the first place.
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yea this happened to me a couple weeks ago and i took it to a place and they jb welded it, but know i have a boost leak and i think its coming from there. now i dont know what to do
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      07-30-2009, 10:35 PM   #5
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post #6 or #9 either will work. Depending on how picky you are.

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And no, you cant take it to the dealer, unless you really have no value for your warranty.
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      07-30-2009, 11:00 PM   #6
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Order yourself a new intake manifold i think it was like almost six hundred $$$
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would the brass fitting be better than the jb weld? the jb weld holds it fine but there is a boost leak there. everytime i step on it i hear the pressure being released from that area.
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and i scan the codes and code 30ff was thrown which is like turbo pressure too low.
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JB weld will break in a short matter of time and hello boost leak. Anyone who has any experience with BMW's know das German plastic is craputo. Nipples go all the time.
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so what should/can i do?
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      07-30-2009, 11:22 PM   #11
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so what should/can i do?
brass fitting ftw.
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alright i guess ill do the brass fitting. can i do this anywhere or should i go to active autowerks?
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Any competent shop that can tap and fit a brass fitting in there should be able to do it.
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and should that hopefully stop the boost leak?
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I did that as well installing the AA BOV. the best way to go about that is to use a box cutter blade and carefully slicing the oem vacuum hose that's fitted on the manifold. After a few slices with a fresh blade, you should be able to pull the hose right off.

So I took it to my friendly dealership, told them what happened, then paid for a new intake manifold and labor. Still kept my warranty as well.

IMO, it's ultimately your car and you can do the brass fitting if you want. But it's a $40k car, so that's why I spent the extra $$ to have it fixed right. You live and you learn, it's just a part of tunning/modding cars.

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alright i guess ill do the brass fitting. can i do this anywhere or should i go to active autowerks?
no offense to AA, but they are going to rape you on that. the quote they gave me equalled the amount for a new manifold. You can find a used manifiold from a salvage yard for about $250. Plus about 3 hours labor to swap them out.

Call ASR and get a quote from Abid, he is already familiar with it.
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alright,where is there a salvage yard where i can find a 335 intake manifold??
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Why would anyone ever touch the nipple on the Intake manifold? After all the different charge pipes i have installed i have not yet touched the vac line on the manifold side...
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AA sucks at instructions then cause i just unplugged the vac line from the 3 way at the diverters and hooked it up to the BOV and Boost guage... Never need to touch the manifold side... Sorry for your troubles, i wish i could have helped you out before it got broken... AA should help people out with this since their instructions seem to be bullshish...
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yea it really sucks. i guess i need to get a new manifold.
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yea where is the salvage yard that you can get the manifold?
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