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Old 10-15-2004, 04:53 PM   #31
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Let me see if I got this.... If I move it down AND turn it to the left, I will have done both the free mods for better boost response?

I printed out and understand the one P-dad gave the link for, but am trying to figure out the turning of it part that wil is talking about. I plan on doing this this weekend, maybe tonight.

Also, has anyone had any problems after doing either of these mods?

I know the depressing of the solinoid is for response, but the bypass does exactly what?
No, we're not talking about two mods here, unless the other one is the TPS mod, which is unrelated to the BCS mod.

Loosen it and turn it to the left as you face it, just like that photo. Refer to the TPS mod article/post for the other (the tps mod is more involved).
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Thanks Wil. Do you still have both adjustments for the two different mods in the new position? I saw in an earlier post you did both and liked how it felt.
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It remains the same.....much improved. I did both at basically the same time, so it'* hard to tell which did how much, but understanding the theory behind them, I'd have to call it 60/40, with the BCS adjustment winning.
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Well, I just did the boost bypass adjustment. I'm not sure how much I got it lower, I'd say at least 1/4" -3/8". I just came in from taking a test drive. I noticed that my car was more responsive. Before, I would punch it and there would be a lag before the SC kicked in. Now, as soon as I stomp on it I notice almost no lag. It'* a good mod even if you only do it to get out into a busy intersection faster! lol

I used the guidelines that P-Dad posted the link for. The only addendum I would add is that the extension should be a four inch one(or better) for the easiest comfort. If you use this, then you can skip the part where you have to move the wiring harness out of the way first. I tried it with a smaller one(3") and it was a little more difficult.

Quick question... I still have my cover off my engine. Should I keep it off or is it better that I put it back on?
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I took mine off a little over a year ago and never put it back on. I got a custom cover given to me by a great person and use that now and again but usually leave it off. Its up to you if you like the look, its purley cosmetic?
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Quick question... I still have my cover off my engine. Should I keep it off or is it better that I put it back on?
I took mine off a little over a year ago and never put it back on. I got a custom cover given to me by a great person and use that now and again but usually leave it off. Its up to you if you like the look, its purley cosmetic?
Will it help keep the engine any cooler? Why did Pontiac issue the cover with the car, for looks? Or is it to keep it cleaner?
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Styling and sound attenuation.
If you don't mind the sound of your engine and want to keep it cooler, leave it off.
Store it somewhere it can stay looking new, so when you sell, it is more attractive to the buyer.
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i can only get two of those bolts loosesed. how do you get back to that other one? and maybe im inept but i dotn see how unscrewing these 3 bolts makes the black thing move? unless it eases tension off that rod...? hmmm
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i can only get two of those bolts loosesed. how do you get back to that other one? and maybe im inept but i dotn see how unscrewing these 3 bolts makes the black thing move? unless it eases tension off that rod...? hmmm
You may need a unversial or open end wrench to loosen it.
The black bracket is actaully slotted and allows for some adjustment, you'll see once you get that third nut loosed.
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Yeah, the rear one on the right side as you face it, was the toughest. I actually used a breaker bar and incrementally loosened it. It worked better then my rachet. I was having problems with my extension not being long enough anyway... So I figured that was my problem.
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