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Zaki84
02-06-2014, 05:30 PM
Hi guys,just need a opinion about APR R1 Diverter Valve. Here in australia they r $300,is worth that money? I read on forums that many people had problems with it? Im running stage 1 at the moment and have hybrid DV looks exactly the same as Forge spliter. Any help would be good ... Thanks


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Zaki84
02-06-2014, 05:33 PM
This is the one i have at the moment

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-GOLF-JETTA-AUDI-A4-A3-TT-1-8T-SPLITTER-HYBRID-BOV-DV-DIVERTER-BLOW-OFF-VALVE-/380830316742?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AAudi&hash=item58ab4178c6&vxp=mtr


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redline380
02-06-2014, 05:40 PM
$300 for a diverter valve is retarded. Unless you have some sort of monster car, an Audi 710n will do just fine, or get an Australian made one

rvca3112
02-06-2014, 05:40 PM
They Re good diverter valves. Low maintenance.

Zaki84
02-06-2014, 05:44 PM
$300 is way too much.... There is no such as australian made. Is this one that i have good enough??


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redline380
02-06-2014, 05:47 PM
The one you have is fine, but make sure it is adjusted so the air recirculates and does not come out of it. The air is meant to recirculate, not release to the atmosphere

Zaki84
02-06-2014, 05:52 PM
So is it better to be a bit stiffer or softer? I count clicks there r 61 and i start from soft side towards stiffer side and put it on 40?


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redline380
02-06-2014, 06:02 PM
I count clicks there r 61 and i start from soft side towards stiffer side and put it on 40?


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I have no idea what any of that means.

Either way, it is best to use the softest spring as possible, but if it is too soft, the valve will open during boost.

Zaki84
02-06-2014, 06:41 PM
On top of the DV there is thing that u turn,thats how I adjust the spring. And when you turning you can hear clicks.so i set on 20 Clicks to stiffer side. But still can hear that "whoshhhh " sound coming out. Does that means needs to be more stiffer or?


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redline380
02-06-2014, 06:46 PM
On top of the DV there is thing that u turn,thats how I adjust the spring. And when you turning you can hear clicks.so i set on 20 Clicks to stiffer side. But still can hear that "whoshhhh " sound coming out. Does that means needs to be more stiffer or?


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I don't know how hybrid diverter valves work. Hopefully someone else chimes in

AudiB5owner
02-06-2014, 09:24 PM
That woosh sound you hear is some of the charged air being released into the atmosphere by your hybrid DV. Our cars are designed for all the charged air to be recirculated back into the TIP via DV. If the DV isn't recirculating (like redline said) the car will not like that as it assumes the extra air will be present, when in reality your hybrid DV is shooting some of it into the atmosphere.

Why did you need to replace the DV though?

Zaki84
02-06-2014, 10:07 PM
Stock one was cracked. And i bought one of ebay. Ill try to make spring stiffer a little bit.

AudiB5owner
02-06-2014, 10:30 PM
This one should work fine, are there any problems though? Make sure it passes the Pen Test and that it isn't leaking under boost. Guessing your DV came with 3 different springs like most metal DVs. I use the yellow one for my APR Stage I around 18 PSI

melomandn
02-06-2014, 10:55 PM
I just put in an apr r1 valve an it honks at low boost and flutters at high boost, no idea what's going on

Scientist
02-07-2014, 07:57 AM
I don't know how hybrid diverter valves work. Hopefully someone else chimes in

Instead of replacing the springs, you have only one spring and by turning the top you set the stiffness of the spring.

Scientist
02-07-2014, 07:58 AM
Stock one was cracked. And i bought one of ebay. Ill try to make spring stiffer a little bit.

For a Stage 1 you are better off with a 710 N. Besides, they are cheaper than the one you posted on ebay.

Zaki84
02-07-2014, 02:51 PM
I don't have stock one,as it has crack...Is this good enough?


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VW-1-8T-Audi-1-8T-2-7T-Diverter-Dump-Valve-007-DV-/170759690991?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27c2121aef&_uhb=1

nynoah
02-07-2014, 03:06 PM
Yes it is but unless you are running a modified motor that thing is overkill. The other problem with all diverter valves like that is they need to be rebuilt and regreased every year or two. I would say get a stock Audi part number 710n or the APR. But that one in the link will do if you are OK with maintaining it.

Zaki84
02-07-2014, 04:14 PM
Its cheap,$50 with postage,even if i replace it every year its good. I did ecu chip with apr,stage 1,thats the only modification. So u recon this will work on 18psi ??


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AudiB5owner
02-07-2014, 04:22 PM
I thought you were using the hybrid one?

That metal DV is fine, but make sure you get a good warranty since I went through two of those with defective seals and threads.

I'd first buy a 710N DV with a good warranty, because mine crapped out after a month of Stage 1.
The metal one is great too, but also warranty is important with cheaper auto parts. The metal DV can hold a PSI of 10 all the way up to 35 depending on which spring you install.

Either of the above would be more beneficial than a hybrid splitter DV since 100% of the air will be recirculating. If you want the woosh thrown on a cone air filter on your MAF and design a nice heat shield and call it a day.

Zaki84
02-07-2014, 04:31 PM
I have hybrid at the moment,but was interested in getting apr r1 but they r just too excpencive. With metal one you get 3 springs for different boost set ups. I will get this one,hopefully will work fine.


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AudiB5owner
02-07-2014, 04:39 PM
Yeah the R1 is ridiculous considering its a diaphram design like the 710N...for that money I'd consider the Synapse DV because it looks freekin dope.

I know you don't have the forge splitter, but this may be useful: http://www.forgemotorsport.com/media/USASPLTR.pdf
Maybe look up what the number of clicks means from previous posts I wish I could help you out with your current setup because I am almost 100% sure you can use that hybrid valve and not need to buy a new DV.

Zaki84
02-07-2014, 04:56 PM
Ill see how i go i will try to play with it today. If i hear,which is happening now,whoshhh sound,does that means that spring is too soft?


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AudiB5owner
02-07-2014, 05:03 PM
Ill see how i go i will try to play with it today. If i hear,which is happening now,whoshhh sound,does that means that spring is too soft?


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No I think the way your DV works is it will have some air escape and have some air recirculating. You may have to do some research as I am unsure the exact functionality of your DV and how to tweak it. I remember along time ago people would talk about having 50% recirculate and 50% atmosphere dump and that you could change it. Spring tension usually is required for the DV to seal under boost with the assistance of boost going into the line on top. I'd monitor boost levels and make sure everything is holding. If you don't have a CEL or bogging and boost holds fine I wouldn't think anything's wrong.

Zaki84
02-07-2014, 05:12 PM
When i accelerate in 2nd or 3rd gear,boost goes up to 16 or 18 and while holding pedal down its starts going down to 11 or 12. Does that make any sense? Is that ok or?


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AudiB5owner
02-07-2014, 05:17 PM
Really can't tell you for sure. Sounds like your spiking at the right boost for a Stage 1. Why don't you do a boost leak test first before buying a new DV. I think it should be holding more boost depending on what gear you are in, of course the boost will taper though. Make sure your DV passes the Pen Test. Sounds like your setup is fine though

Zaki84
02-07-2014, 06:53 PM
I never done boost leak before,so not sure really how to do it.


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AudiB5owner
02-07-2014, 07:04 PM
As almost every member here likes to say, there is a ton of information here and the internet but it will require some searching. There are plenty of DIYs to make it easy. I still don't see what the problem is with your car but I hope it is resolved soon