'88 TC BOV?

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  1. KurtPB

    KurtPB Member

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    i was curious where it was if they even had one? i started working on taking the motor out(radiator/fan shroud, intake, i/c, some smog, overflow tank and in a few, the driver's side fender) and out of curiousity, i started looking for the bov. i was able to find the wastegate but i'm completely lost on the bov. also, another quick Q, instead of a map, do the '88 TC's have a MAF or VAM(which i assume one of the 2 are the deal that plugs into the intake). thanks.
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    No factory installed Bov/By-pass wasnt considered by ford to be worth the extra $$ for only 10psi. they also are eqquiped with a VAM which is located under the air cleaner box. what plugs into your intake is a "knock sensor" which adjust the timing if detotnation is felt.
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    heh, so the sound that my sis' bf heard when he owned it and had premium on must have been surge, not a bov. i know what a knock sensor is, so that plugs into the VAM? which i planned on making a custom cold-air intake, so i'd just make a... thing for the VAM to attack to?
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    nope no bov, but if you want to buy an 87-88 tbird intercooler with the bung for the bov already installed in the intercooler let me know i have one i can sell
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    no thanks, i have a LOT of spare BOVs sitting around and i dont even plan on using a ford i/c, thanks anyways.

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