View Full Version : B5 1.8t Diverter/BOV installed - impressions

06-10-2010, 05:54 PM
Got my shipment in from ECS Tuning tonight during their sale:

I used this DIY but it doesn't have picks so I put my own up, maybe it will help someone else. I'm pretty mechanically inclined but pictures are worth a thousand words: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?189134-DIY-B6-A4-1.8T-Diverter-Valve-Install


So far I just installed the Forge Splitter Valve - this one (http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-337_20AE--1.8T/Engine/Intake/BOV/ES8288/?salesrep=CArmbruster&utm_source=audizine&utm_medium=forum&utm_content=CArmbruster&utm_campaign=postreply). Chris@ECStuning warned me that it may throw a CEL on longitudinal mounted motors. So far so good, no CEL and I've got several drive cycles in, I like it! I found that about ten clicks backed out was perfect for my 93 APR tune. 11 leaks to early and 9 doesn't leak blow off quite right. I know how many people will say it runs rich/lean, need a maf-less tune etc. But I needed to replace my DV and this made sense. Got it with free shipping on the house of ECS.

06-10-2010, 05:55 PM
EDIT: The playing cards and toothpaste are not from ECS Tuning. I got a quaife, lamin-x film and forge splitter. Everything was discounted something or free shipping.

EErie B6
06-10-2010, 07:00 PM
hows it sound?

06-10-2010, 07:08 PM
hows it sound?

It isn't too loud at all. In all honesty it sounds OEM. Quick and subtle, not to ricey at all.

06-10-2010, 07:13 PM
I nearly completely forgot until I popped the trunk. I also got a set of rear B6 floor mats for my B5 from ECS Tuning as well from here: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?368577-ECS-Tuning-B6-A4-Floor-Mats-78-to-88-OFF

They didn't have B5 floot mats left so I took a gamble on B6 rears. The pegs don't line up but I think I've read they are move-able and the floor mat shape is nearly perfect. I'll find that out when I have some more day light. See for yourself, for ten bucks you can't go wrong:


06-10-2010, 07:15 PM
Oh, and I'm aware I got black mats with gray interior but I've also got V6 black leather seats to put in as soon as I figure out how to retro-fit the heated seat dials. I've read that I just need the dials but I haven't had the dash apart to confirm yet. Supposedly there is wiring back there.

06-10-2010, 09:20 PM
sweet.. glad you like it.. i have a turbo xs bov (my dv broke so i got this off a buddy for super cheap) and it is way too loud. i'm probably gonna hit the forge spltr when the time comes.

06-11-2010, 04:37 AM
I just installed a DV/BOV as well. It's made by greddy and my friend gave it to me off an EVO he had. It sounds cool but runs a
little rich. Does yours run rich?

ECS Tuning-Audi
06-11-2010, 02:18 PM
Thanks for the order!