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I just installed a txs fmic and it came with a new bpv. I first ran it without any washer shims but I was leaking boost. So I called PDX who I buy my stuff from, and told them the prob and they suggested add some shims. I added three shims (pack came with eight) and on the way home some bad sounds came along. I babied it home and opened the bpv to find the piston seized. :eek: I then used the only grease I had (mobil one synthetic, red nasty crap I cant get off my fingers) and the piston now moves freely and smooth but is a bit slower moving due to the thickness of the grease. Any ideas what I should use or should I be fine with the grease and not to mention who else has had this happen and how often should I lube it. THANKS....
 

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Take it apart, clean it (carb cleaner works great), polish the piston and cylinder to remove any scuff marks, and re-grease it. Don't sweat the grease - as long as it slides smoothly it'll get hot and flow just fine.

I check mine about once a month - what turbo?
 

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that happend to me before my car died in the middle of an intersection and i almost got hit by a car. i just took it off and put the stocker back on.
 

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I already lubed it and I didnt polish it since its only three days old, but you think the mobil one grease is good? There wasnt any really any scuffs
 
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