Thanks !! I got to it .I was out of the town this past weekend, but glad to hear you were able to make it work!
That's how boost valves work. Even the factory setup. All the diverter valve does is give it somewhere to vent to the outside air so it's more easily audible. Less throttle for a shorter amount of time = less boost pressure = less pressure to vent.Test drive complete .. the woosh can be either subtle or aggressive depending on your go foot .. if you go easy on the throttle , there is only a woosh on occasion , but pretty much you get the stock sound of the motor , adding a bit more throttle aggresion, you get the woosh , but is not a sharp release of pressure , and when you tromp it you get that signature pshhhhh-woosh of a blow off valve . It?s pretty cool you can go stealth with it . Once again .. if you have big hands , be prepared for a patience challenge , there isn?t much room down there. Have your tight space tools handy , a T27 with some extensions and universals .
According to post #2, it is the yellow one.Can someone tell me if it’s the red or yellow please
Thank you but did you remove the bumper?If you have small hands it’s easier , but there is 3 bolts to unscrew , it’s tight but you don’t have to remove anything , simply remove those bolts , lift the valve and put the blowoff valve sandwiched in between , only one way to install with the bolt pattern on the blow off valve and the longer bolts get put in place of the stock bolts . Fasten down and your done .. FYI my big hands did not make this easy .. and one of the bolts is a PIA to access .
Hey, can You tell me which BOV did you use and do you have any pics? ThanksNo removal of bumper . I got the air box out of the way though . That’s it
I went with the Bonalume BOV . It was anodized gold color, but once installed there isn’t much to see , so I don’t have any pics , sorry . So, the smart doesn't need a BOV it just uses the Adaptor plate correct?
Thank you! Very helpful already ordered the part from SmartMadness. I like when ppl come together to help solve SmartCar problems.Yes it’s just an adapter plate sandwiched between the factory valve