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Old 08-25-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default can installing a BOV incorrectly result in a coolant leak?

Today, while i was waiting for my tires to be mounted, i decided it would be a good time to install my bosch bypass valve.

So here's how i had it set up (of course the return isnt really that long, and the bov was clamped tight)


and the vac lines:


If in install a return for the bypass valve, do i need to disconnect the valve cover breather?

I had this all setup as in the pics, but when i started the car, coolant started shooting out of the thermostat. When i went to unplug the temp. sensor, the whole thing pulled out. Could that be what caused the coolant to leak out? Is there any way i pressurized the system so coolant would bust the gasket? Or do you think it's just a bad tstat gasket?
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:18 PM   #2
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I'd vote for the "hell no" option.
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Answer to the title of the thread: No.
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so i guess it was just a coincidence that my tstat gasket went bad when i installed the bov?
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Did you plug the radiator overflow line into the MAP barb?
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lol... definitely didn't. You can see it there in the pics...
I guess i'll stop by the dealer tomorrow and see if they have the tstat and gasket. Should i get a new thermostat, or just replace the gasket?
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Not unless you messed with the thermostat during the install....even then installing it incorrectly wouldn't have resulted in the leak...stuipidity would have caused it. I'm voting coincidence.
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lol... definitely didn't. You can see it there in the pics...
I guess i'll stop by the dealer tomorrow and see if they have the tstat and gasket. Should i get a new thermostat, or just replace the gasket?
Don't go to the dealer, just go to advance auto or somewhere like that thermostat and gasket will be less than 10 bucks.
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can installing a BOV incorrectly result in a coolant leak?
I think that's among the best questions ever asked on this site.
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I think that's among the best questions ever asked on this site.
Think it's sig worthy? Almost as good as my sig over on m.net "anti-freeze huh? i guess that's better than coolant" (was in regards to a heater core leak i believe.)
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mos def sig worthy.
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my sides hurt from loling
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Depends, can your nose bleed from putting a condom on backwards?
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Depends, can your nose bleed from putting a condom on backwards?
Hey it's possible...if the "backwards" condom breaks and you proceed to bash your head against a wall when you get the news of pregnancy a few weeks later...not necessarily a direct cause for the bloody nose but hey you get the idea. LOL
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had to ruin a good line huh...
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had to ruin a good line huh...
Like to think that's what I'm here for...sorry
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Why would you install the recirculation hose back into the charge pipe?
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Why would you install the recirculation hose back into the charge pipe?
I was wondering the same thing but assumed he just drew the line there because it's the general area its entering the pre-turbo charge pipe...then again with a question such as the thread title i guess we shouldn't assume anything. Doubt he'll respond in this thread again given some of the comments though.

EDIT: Nevermind, now that i look again i see the tape that appears to be covering the hole it was entering.
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I was wondering the same thing but assumed he just drew the line there because it's the general area its entering the pre-turbo charge pipe...then again with a question such as the thread title i guess we shouldn't assume anything. Doubt he'll respond in this thread again given some of the comments though.

EDIT: Nevermind, now that i look again i see the tape that appears to be covering the hole it was entering.

you missed three deleted threads over at vadriven where AA and atif was called out...
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you missed three deleted threads over at vadriven where AA and atif was called out...
I saw two of them...just chose not to waste my time replying as i knew they would be deleted. I made a reference to that today in a different thread...what makes you say something about it here?
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