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What is the difference between blow off valves and waste gates?


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2007-02-25 06:45:45
2007-02-25 06:45:45

the bov allows excess boost/pressure to out of the intake when the throttle body is closed. A wastegate is on the exhaust side and allows exhaust gas to bypass the turbocharger at high rpm, this reduces the restriction of airflow by the turbo.

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