Thread: BOV O-Ring Failure
10-15-2008, 06:57 PM #1
BOV O-Ring Failure
after finishing the installation of the x-charger, the valvetrain, the 50lb injectors and getting everything all buttoned back up, i started my engine and ran it for a bit and shut it off and then just wanted to check to make sure there weren't any extra bits in the intake, so i just popped off the filter on my BOV, and i found an O-RING pressed back against the filter.
and i thought to myself, this can't be good.
so i went to my local dealer, riva, and showed them the o-ring. and a certain person came out to take a look at the BOV and agreed that the o-ring should not be embedded in the back of the air filter, lol. absolutely no hassle, riva replaced the BOV. bottom line: riva is simply a class act and they stand behind their products.
what's funny, the last time i was out, i couldn't figure out why i magically lost 2mph off my top end when i had less than 1/2 tank of gas. i guess i'll pay closer attention to that BOV o-ring.
just want to say again, thanks riva, for your integrity. been nice doing business with you for the past 13 yrs.
10-15-2008, 07:46 PM #2
Yea unfortunately your going to have to pay ALOT of attention to that o-ring. It comes off very easily and you will lose some boost psi. I am just going to cap mine off, its not worth the hassle. I have had to fix it more times than I care to remember. Good luck!
10-15-2008, 07:49 PM #3
I ditched my BOV when I got rid of the ceramic SC washers... less shit to worry about
10-16-2008, 12:26 AM #4
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10-16-2008, 05:24 AM #5
Same happened to me.
I checked mine every second riding day.
10-16-2008, 07:46 AM #6
I dont know if this will help or not but i took and siliconed my O-ring to the plunger..I havent had a chance to see if it will hold or not..Gonna put it back together and see what happens..
10-16-2008, 08:25 AM #7
10-16-2008, 08:28 AM #8
I guess my question is just how much strain is put on a Sc without a BOV?? We ride some pretty choppy waters at times and was woundering what the differance would be with and without a BOV..
10-16-2008, 09:16 AM #9
10-16-2008, 10:02 AM #10
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