Actually it can die on your. A lot of them times, BOV's can leak or have the wrong spring in them, causing a poor idle and leads to your engine cutting off.It won't die, but it's not doing much for you. If you want the sound, get it; if you care about peroformance more don't waste your money. I'm going with Crawfords FMIC, the utilize the blow-thru (I believe that's what it's called) method.
I had no knowledge on blow through tubes but I found this by searching on google. It explains what they do.One thing I personally think alot of people on here forget is that not everyone knows about this stuff. Alot of people come on the forums to learn and this forum is pretty bad with flamming people who dont understand, not to mention being very short answered. Don't get me wrong im sure everyone here is very thankful for the good answers that they do receive. That being said One thing that I noticed going through these 13 pages is that alot of people talk about going fmic and blow thru, but noone once explains what that means. Those of you who have either seen it or have it completly understand it but for people like me who this is my first turbo car and the area isnt huge on support I have no clue what going fmic would do for a too rich bov. I have the issue that the car idles perfect but in parking lots espically in reveres the car just dies.
Do the silencer delete first. You may like it enough and not have to buy a BOV. :tup:Say what you will, I like the sound that BOVs make. I'm still stock at the moment, but I was wanting to get the RFL valve and plumb it back into the bypass hose. That way it sounds cool and won't run like crap.
Hey, appreciate the welcome! :tup: And the input as well. After lots of reading and weighing my options, Ive decided to go back to stock w/ the bypass valve, have a factory OEM one on its way. Thanks again.Chime in if I'm wrong, but you'd want to loosen up the spring tension to just before the threshold of it not holding boost. That is, just enough spring pressure to hold it at peak boost. Then, you'd have great responsiveness at vacuum and you don't have to worry about idle lope since it's bypassing the turbo, duplex.
Also, make sure you understand the placement of the bypass hose and its double function of reducing intake drag during vacuum, since the engine can draw air straight from the inlet hose, bypassing the turbo and i/c before you hit boost.
And welcome to the forum!