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BCS/TCV... replace myself or try to get the stealership to do it?

I've self-diagnosed problems with my BCS/TCV (or whatever you want to call it). Stealership wants $70 for it. I can order it online for ~$35.

My car is still under the factory warranty, but I know that the problem is hard for the dealers to recognize... would I be better off replacing it myself or going into the dealer and making a big deal out of what I want?
 

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its easy enough to replace yourself. save the $$ and the hassle.
 

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even my parts dept only wanted 45$ and they are usually higher online but right on the fence as far as to justify shipping from an online vendor


It takes 2 minutes for a rookie to replace it. If you have any mods at all then it would be worth it to keep a spare in the glove box as this part WILL go out eventually even in a stock R.
 

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john from boston volvo village can hook you up for cheap. and then do it yoruself its just a matter of taking the cool looking cover off that does nothing next to the airbox and swapping some tubes and a set of wires. then your good to go http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: BCS/TCV... replace myself or try to get the stealership to do it? (legbend)

Quote, originally posted by legbend »
I've self-diagnosed problems with my BCS/TCV (or whatever you want to call it). Stealership wants $70 for it. I can order it online for ~$35.

My car is still under the factory warranty, but I know that the problem is hard for the dealers to recognize... would I be better off replacing it myself or going into the dealer and making a big deal out of what I want?

Do it yourself - it's a five minute repair:

http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=58247

Regards,

Derek
 

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I have no problem replacing it myself. I've already had it mostly off to clean out the electrical contacts, I just decided to wait to see if it's worth having the dealer do it (hopefully for free) before I dropped my own money on it...

I'll call the other 2 local dealers and see how much they want for it...
 

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It appears the the TCV/BCS (whatever we choose to call it) can operate at a diminished level for quite some time before and does so in a very subjective way: no codes, no really obnoxious behavior just reduced performance.

That's going to be hard to convince a dealer of and you're likely to get a "could not reproduce problem" response. Maybe after a couple visists and some service escalation you could get them to cover the $50 part and labor. You might be lucky and they'll get it the first time around but the hassle was not worth saving $50 for me.
 

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Called another local dealer. Quoted me $42. Then he started asking me "Why do you think something is wrong with it? Who diagnosed it?"... nice...
 

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It appears the the TCV/BCS (whatever we choose to call it) can operate at a diminished level for quite some time before and does so in a very subjective way: no codes, no really obnoxious behavior just reduced performance.
are there any apparent symptoms that would tip someone off to replace it? Or should it be replaced every so often as a precautionary measure?
 

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Re: (Cicada)

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are there any apparent symptoms that would tip someone off to replace it? Or should it be replaced every so often as a precautionary measure?

yeah...your boost is all whomping all over the place.

(whomping?!)
 

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are there any apparent symptoms that would tip someone off to replace it? Or should it be replaced every so often as a precautionary measure?

I'm new to my R... so I would've never known the difference, but after reading a thread about it, I decided to go out and mess with it. The next time I drove it, it pulled much harder. I could hear the turbo all throughout 2nd gear and could feel it pulling throughout the rpm range... it eventually went back to what I was used to, but not as bad.

Of course, it could all be in my head... but even if it is, it's only $40.
 

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Re: (cschmelz)

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where can I buy it online? Is there really a place I can order with an online cart versus making a call?

Email John @ Boston Volvo

[email protected]

Not quite the same as an online transaction, but if you don't want to call anyone.


John is top notch, and you will have it faster and with a better price than you would otherwise. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (legbend)

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Any difference? I took mine completely out and cleaned it... no big change.

Seems to have really smoothed out my cold engine high boost stutter a lot... Cleaning it out has NOT worked for other people here--The part was only $37!!!
 

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Any difference? I took mine completely out and cleaned it... no big change.

I replaced mine with a new one the other day. No noticable difference. So now I have a spare.
 

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Quote, originally posted by cschmelz »
Seems to have really smoothed out my cold engine high boost stutter a lot... Cleaning it out has NOT worked for other people here--The part was only $37!!!

I'm calling the local stealership that quoted me $42 for the part. They have to order it, but I should be able to pick it up tomorrow.
 
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