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Old 31st May 2010, 08:15 AM
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Default Stock MKV GTI DV replacement

Hey guys,

So little background on my car
08 GTI - Stage 1 Revo - aFe cold air intake.

My stock DV finally went, I have no power and all I hear when I accelarate is pssssssssssssssssssssss - it won't build any boost. (Makes me think broken DV)

I'm looking at buying the Forge DV and the Forge spacer (atmospheric dump) I was going to buy them and install them after work today.

I've heard BOVs for the MKV GTI are bad ideas because the engine was designed for DVs.

Any suggestions on alternatives to the Forge setup?
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Old 31st May 2010, 09:10 AM
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Just go with Forge.

Definitely do not do BOV. The VW engine is designed to have the air sent back to the engine.
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Old 31st May 2010, 10:42 AM
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Hey guys,

So little background on my car
08 GTI - Stage 1 Revo - aFe cold air intake.

My stock DV finally went, I have no power and all I hear when I accelerate is pssssssssssssssssssssss - it won't build any boost. (Makes me think broken DV)

I'm looking at buying the Forge DV and the Forge spacer (atmospheric dump) I was going to buy them and install them after work today.

I've heard BOVs for the MKV GTI are bad ideas because the engine was designed for DVs.

Any suggestions on alternatives to the Forge setup?
I've had it a few weeks after they came out with the Forge spacer.
Sure it sounds like a aerosol can everytime you let go of the gas...
But this product gets reaaaally annoying..even sometimes letting off the gas at 2km/h you'll hear..."psssssssssssssssssSSSSSHHHHH"

But as most VW owners know, don't get a BOV. It's not meant for the Euro type vehicles. You can..but research your shit first.

Not sure if Forge upgraded the DV...but usually they have good stuff. I think there are actually better aftermarket/stock DV's you can find on Vortex.
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Old 31st May 2010, 11:07 AM
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So do you not recommend the forge?

Anyone else who has had to replace their stock DV?
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Old 31st May 2010, 03:20 PM
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I have a 1.8T with the forge diverter valve. Definitely the way to go especially if you are pushing extra boost. The Forge DV is a quality piece. The stock plastic DV was only meant to hold and work with the stock levels of boost (and poorly at that).

You can get the atmospheric dump but keep in mind you will be loosing power and possibly throwing a check engine light. The only advantage is hearing that "cool" blow off sound. Only ricers get blow off valves.
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I ended up buying the Forge DV and spacer last night.

What a pain it was to get off the old and put on the new.

The top bolt on the DV (stock) probably took me 45 minutes to get off just because I couldn't get a good angle on it.

The rest went pretty smooth, wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.

As far as the sound I really don't notice the pshhh that much. I do hear it kick in all the time though, even if I'm just slowly accelerating and I let off the gas.

I got to say my favorite part about it is the retrofeed on my intake, you can barely hear the DV all you hear is the intake.
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