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    IPD HD Turbo Control Valve

    Does anyone have one of these fitted?:

    http://www.ipdusa.com/version.asp?st...D=0&V_ID=10274

    I've just bought one as part of my overhaul i'm having at the minute and just wondered if anyone on here had one?

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    ive looked at this, andconsidered getting one when i next have time to play with my car.

    looks good, and reading the reviews, i think it does what it supposed to do.

    let us know what you think when you have it fitted.

    thanks pangster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    ive looked at this, andconsidered getting one when i next have time to play with my car.

    looks good, and reading the reviews, i think it does what it supposed to do.

    let us know what you think when you have it fitted.

    thanks pangster.

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    will do Chad..

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    very big with the VS boys, heard alot of good things about them from what ive read

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgrextreme View Post
    very big with the VS boys, heard alot of good things about them from what ive read
    i think there was a dodgy batch going around as well.. although i think (read: hope) that's been fixed now! lol! - i'll let you know how i get on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangster View Post
    i think there was a dodgy batch going around as well.. although i think (read: hope) that's been fixed now! lol! - i'll let you know how i get on!
    yeah let us know, hope it works ok for you!

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    I take it this is a replacement for the standard BCS?

    My bad I just RTFMed and indeed it does replace the standard BCS. I've been through a few of those, so this maybe a worthwhile investment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbly Dave View Post
    I take it this is a replacement for the standard BCS?

    My bad I just RTFMed and indeed it does replace the standard BCS. I've been through a few of those, so this maybe a worthwhile investment?
    yep - just a replacement for the stock BCS - although meant to be a lot better quality and more reliable/durable.. there must have been a mad rush on for it though as i placed my order yesterday (it said stock levels were good) and i just received an email saying they're on back order until 15th October! lol!

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    how much have you paid in all.i looked and they wanted the same price for delivery as the item 89$ ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKYV40 View Post
    how much have you paid in all.i looked and they wanted the same price for delivery as the item 89$ ish.
    you're best contacting them (emailing or calling them) and asking for a quote for the parts to be sent by USPS. Shipping will only cost you around $20-$30 depending on weight of package and whether its sent priority mail or normal etc.

    My breakdown was:
    Torque Mount Bush = $39.95
    IPD HD Turbo Control Valve = $89.95
    Shipping = $30.50
    TOTAL = $160.40 (85) which I thought wasn't too bad!

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    i did it online and went thru with it until p&p hell no!cancelled it.have emailed but no response yet,did you phone em

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKYV40 View Post
    i did it online and went thru with it until p&p hell no!cancelled it.have emailed but no response yet,did you phone em
    no emailed them.. it sometimes takes a couple of days for them to get back to you - just specify you want USPS and they'll arrange it (and tell you how to put it through online)

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    Keep us posted on the control valve Pangster as I want to get one if it is worth it and if it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan M View Post
    Keep us posted on the control valve Pangster as I want to get one if it is worth it and if it works.
    will do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron@iPd View Post
    Did you ever get a postage quote from somebody here?
    the best way I've found of doing it is adding the contents to your basket and then send of an online query quoting the postal option you want (USPS) and your country/postcode. this will mean they can give you an accurate quote (based on weight and dimensions) of shipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangster View Post
    the best way I've found of doing it is adding the contents to your basket and then send of an online query quoting the postal option you want (USPS) and your country/postcode. this will mean they can give you an accurate quote (based on weight and dimensions) of shipment.
    Absolutely! If you or anyone else has this issue just let me know. The system has a difficult time calculating the correct shipping cost so it is better for me to do it manually. Not only that, I can find the least expensive freight option as well as the best for the product being shipped. I really hope this helps sort out any issues that folks have been having with this.
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    I eventually got round to fitting the IPD HD TCV today!!. I didn't want to fit it before I had completed my Stage 0/overhaul as I wanted it to be a fair comparison on the best possible base.

    I've been out for a run just now and to go through the calibration steps in the instructions. Pretty impressed with the results so far. I've found the same as most other people that have fitted this - boost seems to start building a little bit sooner/quicker than before and the boost itself is smoother.. I had noticed previously on the stock BCS that at WOT that the boost would sometimes dip and then pick up again - with the IPD TCV this does not happen - the boost is rock solid.

    I should make it clear as well that I don't think my stock BCS was performing anywhere near its optimum so my comparison is between a well used BCS and a brand new IPD HD TCV!

    there's a good thread on VS here - which also discusses alternatives:

    http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index...ic=105483&st=0

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    Thanks for the update.

    I'm waiting for the parts coming to replace my BCS with the AC Delco one referred to in that thread on VS.

    I replaced my BCS with a new one from Volvo earlier this year after I broke my original one, so I know it's not tired out.

    Not sure what to expect from the AC Delco one, but the parts were cheap and my sister is posting it over from the states free of charge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosser View Post
    Thanks for the update.

    I'm waiting for the parts coming to replace my BCS with the AC Delco one referred to in that thread on VS.

    I replaced my BCS with a new one from Volvo earlier this year after I broke my original one, so I know it's not tired out.

    Not sure what to expect from the AC Delco one, but the parts were cheap and my sister is posting it over from the states free of charge
    good stuff! - keep us posted! I think they are both much a muchness in anycase(IPD and AC Delco).. although I went with the IPD option due to getting some other parts there as well and also because it's plug and play.

    The AC Delco looks like another good alternative over stock going by the reviews.. but it would be good to see how you find it - I think you'll probably be the first one over here with it done?

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