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There has been numerous back and forth here on CivicX and elsewhere about potential damage running this on MAF tuned cars, as opposed to safely running it on speed density with MoTeC.

The sole purpose of the HKS BOV is to make cool whoosh noises. To my knowledge there are no performance gains to be had.

Still, I’ve wanted one ever since I’ve had the car. My good buddy boosted180sx can attest to this. And while there are plenty of folks rocking these with no apparent issues, I’ve held off until now to install simultaneously with MoTeC.

This is what is included in the SSQV HKS BOV Kit.

As I am running an Eventuri intake, the parts circled in purple will not be used. They are incompatible with the airbox.

Instead they will be replaced with the Evasive Motorsports Eventuri adapter kit In blue.

Evasive Motorsports posted a really good install video:


But for some reason, the narration stops at about the 16 minute mark where I needed it most :doh:
No Issues since installed which is about 2 years now. changed out bov sound by changing front to purple and now it make more intakes sounds then whooosh sounds.

For me even with EVS bracket, it was still rubbing with eventuri so I ended up getting whole HKS setup. Can't wait to see your installation process..where I struggled installing mine lol





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The first step of the HKS BOV installation is to remove the battery and tray underneath. Will detail that here. This post might also come in handy if need to replace the battery. Had one battery go bad and replaced under warranty.


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First identify the terminals. Negative has a - sign. Positive has a + sign and red plastic protective cap.

Using a 10mm socket always loosen and remove the negative terminal connector first. This is because it is grounded and less chance for it to spark.

After the negative is removed, lift the red plastic cover and repeat for the positive.


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Connectors pulled from the battery terminals. Never allow anything to touch or bridge the terminals at the same time. Cover with plastic caps if have them.


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This step only applies if have a strut tower bar. Remove the nuts and washers securing it. Pretty sure this should be done with the car not raised off the ground.


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Then lift the bar off and set aside.


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Loosen the battery retaining bracket.


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With the hooks loose, the bracket lifts right off.


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Pull off the cardboard surround to get a good grip on the the battery.


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Battery ready to lift out.


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Battery removed. Despite it’s normal size, it is pretty heavy. Can see the benefit of switching to a lighter battery for those serious about tracking.


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If just replacing the battery, can stop here and install in reverse order.


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For the HKS BOV install, keep going and remove this plastic tray.


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This metal support then needs to be removed. A 10mm and 12mm socket are needed.


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A long extension works well.


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And out it comes.


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Battery and under tray removed.
 
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Next, the HKS BOV instructions call for the intake to be removed. Eventuri’s V2 MAF upgrade makes this step super easy. Unplug the MAF sensor which is now located external of the airbox.


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Unclip the rubber seal.


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Loosen this hose clamp using an 8mm nutdriver, socket or flat screwdriver.


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Then undo these (2) bolts using a 10mm socket, ratchet and extension.


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Carefully wiggle the airbox to free it from the rubber grommet underneath, then lift out.


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Eventuri airbox removed. The blue X marks the OEM air intake piping that will be replaced by the HKS BOV kit.
 
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Random question, when you remove the battery and reinstall it, does it mess with the headunit at all like it does for other vehicles where you need to enter a code?
 

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Random question, when you remove the battery and reinstall it, does it mess with the headunit at all like it does for other vehicles where you need to enter a code?
It will reset it but you won't have to enter the code with typeR, you just have to drive for little bit and it will be all good
 
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Hi AlphaDigital,
Here is a link to the weird error messages you will see when starting car after the battery is reconnected. Won’t be able to switch to type R mode at first. Drive a short distance... maybe a couple blocks. Turn off then restart the car and it will return to normal as saint365 mentioned :)


Random question, when you remove the battery and reinstall it, does it mess with the headunit at all like it does for other vehicles where you need to enter a code?
 
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Unplug this pressure sensor from the intake pipe.


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Us a 10mm socket remove the nut securing the pressure sensor.


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Then pull the sensor off. Inspect the green o-ring to make sure it’s still good.


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Insert to the HKS replacement pipe.


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Thread in the provided M6-20 bolt, spring and flat washer.


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And tighten.


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Remove these (2) bracket bolts securing the OEM pipe and save for re-use.


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Loosen this hose clamp and separate the Intercooler hose.


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Do the same for the other end.


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Use a needle nose to pull this clamp back


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Pull this vacuum line off.


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Air inlet pipe removed....Another item to be stored and saved in my graveyard of OEM parts, in case I ever get State Reffed. :rolleyes:
 

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Random question, when you remove the battery and reinstall it, does it mess with the headunit at all like it does for other vehicles where you need to enter a code?
It will reset it but you won't have to enter the code with typeR, you just have to drive for little bit and it will be all good
It actually looks for the matching vin number thats stored in the ECU before turning on the first time after completely loosing power. I know that becuase when i left my battery out for a extended perioud of time it did not turn back on. I called motec and they advised me on my issue.

Edit- the fix was to put the stock ecu back in and turn the accessory mode on until it started, then turn the car off off and re install motec ecu @fatherpain
 
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As previously mentioned, the Eventuri intake is not compatible with included HKS BOV hardware... So won’t be using these pieces.


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Will use this adapter kit available through Evasive Motorsports for $40.


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The kit comes with this plug, but it won’t be used for my car’s configuration. It’s a good idea to save it however, just in case.


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HKS BOV Kit piping ready to install.


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Carefully insert the pipe to the factory location. Slide the hoses back on at both ends and re-tighten the hose clamps.


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Reconnect this sensor from earlier.


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Apply teflon tape to the HKS 8mm hose fitting.


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Then install to this position using a 12mm combo.


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Attach the factory brackets to the HKS pipe using the OEM bolts removed earlier.


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Remove this bolt securing the heater hose bracket.


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Bolt will not be re-used.


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Orient the support bracket supplied in the Evasive Eventuri adapter kit like this.


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Apply anti-seize and Line up with the heater hose bracket and carefully thread it in.

Nothing is more annoying than dropping something into the engine bay, for it to pachinko down and get stuck somewhere.

Yes, this did happen a couple times during this install and had to waste time retrieving it. :banghead:


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Tighten using a 10mm socket.


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Orient the bracket horizontally for the BOV to attach, before tightening.
 
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Did you notice any difference with the J's front strut bar after installation on the track? A friend said the R doesn't need one and the TCR Honda track car doesn't use one.
 
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HKS blow off valve ready to mount. Note the location of the HKS M8-15 bolt, lock washer and flat washer. Temporarily installed to show where it will engage the mounting bracket from previous post.

Btw, the HKS BOV looks like a photon torpedo straight out of Star Trek :headbang:


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Make sure to add a dab of anti-seize.


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Align the BOV to the bracket then install. There isn’t room for it to sit straight up so left it at a slight angle sideways.


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Now connect this rubber tube. It’s a pain to slide the hose clamp on with the BOV in place, because there isn’t much clearance between the bolt head and hose. Turned the flat of the bolt to maximize space. Installed the hose and clamp with the other end off, so could angle it in. :thumbsup:


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Reconnect the vacuum hose and clamp. Be sure the edge of the larger hose clamp doesn’t rub the vacuum line.


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Make sure all hose clamps are in place and tight. Next up is to route some vacuum lines.
 
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saint365, do you prefer the sound of the purple over the one that comes standard?

In what ways is it different?

Have purple and gold, so will experiment to see which suits my taste. Looked briefly and it seems to be a matter of undoing some small Allen heads to change them out. Are there any “gotcha”’s to be aware of?

The EVS adapter issue is disappointing to hear. Haven’t completed the install with the Eventuri yet. Will report what back when it’s done. Hopefully it won’t be too much trouble to make work.


No Issues since installed which is about 2 years now. changed out bov sound by changing front to purple and now it make more intakes sounds then whooosh sounds.

For me even with EVS bracket, it was still rubbing with eventuri so I ended up getting whole HKS setup. Can't wait to see your installation process..where I struggled installing mine lol
 
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Hey there Zpeedster M,
Can’t say I noticed any difference. That said, Please keep in mind I am new to track performance driving and still getting acclimated to how the car feels when pushed hard.

However, can say the car felt great at Big Willow, until the tires wore out and got a little greasy towards the end. The rear tires would slide out a little under hard cornering.

Still learning track lingo, so wondering if that is what I’ve seen others refer to at getting the car to “rotate”?

Hopefully the tower brace adds something.

If not, will still use to mount the JRZ RS Pro coilover remote reservoirs, similar to the photo above.


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Instead of drilled, they will be welded to the J’s Racing strut bar using these custom aluminum brackets that my buddy fabricated along with Rennscot octagonal reservoir holders.


Did you notice any difference with the J's front strut bar after installation on the track? A friend said the R doesn't need one and the TCR Honda track car doesn't use one.
 

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saint365, do you prefer the sound of the purple over the one that comes standard?

In what ways is it different?

Have purple and gold, so will experiment to see which suits my taste. Looked briefly and it seems to be a matter of undoing some small Allen heads to change them out. Are there any “gotcha”’s to be aware of?

The EVS adapter issue is disappointing to hear. Haven’t completed the install with the Eventuri yet. Will report what back when it’s done. Hopefully it won’t be too much trouble to make work.
Hey, from my experience standard noise is more of traditional bov whistle noise and when I changed to Purple, now high pitch whistle noise is gone but more of intake air sounds but louder.
Haven't tried the gold yet.
As we are probably aware... when removing small allens heads, be sure to not to drop it.. otherwise it's hell lol
As for Eventuri adapter by EVS, I didn't like how BOV was sitting in kinda of angles.
Can't wait to hear your opinions of bov sounds when changing to purple and gold.
 

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