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I went back five pages looking for the Sportage mod thread and gave up.

Anyway, threw this thing on a couple days ago. Easy as can be to install, no performance issues, sounds pretty cool. My biggest issue is that it doesn't work quite the way it would on a manual transmission, since on an auto you don't release the throttle with every shift (for the most part). Otherwise, it is fun to hear and amusing to see people who know what BOVs are look at a Sportage making that sound.



Video isn't great, residential roads, so I couldn't really get on it.

 

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Anyone else get this thing?
 

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I feel "Lost in Translation" once again...

Could you, Please, explain what exactly is a BOV and what it does?

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Blow Off Valve
 

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I feel "Lost in Translation" once again...

Could you, Please, explain what exactly is a BOV and what it does?

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Blow Off Valve is useful for releasing pressure in the intake system when you let off the throttle during a shift. You want to release the pressure otherwise it will push back into the turbo. Accelerated turbo damage and performance degradation result. In an automatic transmission it doesn't matter nearly as much since you don't lift off throttle during shifts.

The Sportage has a recirculation valve, which is the same thing as BOV except instead of dumping pressure to atmosphere it dumps it back into the intake between the filter and turbo.

For a basically stock Sportage an aftermarket BOV serves no performance purpose other than to look cool and make cool sounds.
 

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... For a basically stock Sportage an aftermarket BOV serves no performance purpose other than to look cool and make cool sounds.
Thank you Sir, for such a complete and Useful explanation.

I learn new things and english meanings, everyday. :grin:

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For a basically stock Sportage an aftermarket BOV serves no performance purpose other than to look cool and make cool sounds.
Yep. I was bored and the sound is neat, there is no performance gains whatsoever.
 

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