Erg, sorry I missed out
We're working on it. Just need a Golf R to stop by and a little bit of time.But you need to update the instructions...
And why the hell did you use a plug requiring a 1/2" Allen wrench?!?!? Of all the different sizes available, you just had to pick this one!!!!
You'll have to ask the guys in R&D.
Will one your guys in R&D loan me a 1/2" Allen wrench??? Seriously though, even Sears doesn't carry one and I'm a little reluctant to whip out the pliers... You really should consider a smaller, more commonly used Allen head size for future products. Also, add some pictures for these install instructions. Not that's it's overtly difficult, but it's hard to tell the unit designations between the various connectors.
metric size for the plug will be about 10-11mm hex head
basic review (measured out of 5)...
fit and finish: looks very OEM, quality parts, tight tolerences... this is really well put together!
ease of installation: installation itself was not that hard (removing the PVC tube was a royal pain-in-the-ass though), the online instructions were somewhat vague and the parts were not clearly labled... why are there not pictures?!?
value: this kit is pricey, however, the price premium compared to the competition is justified by the higher quality of the components... now the big question, does this catch can (or any catch can for that matter) actually help keep the motor cleaner?
I dinging the installation pretty hard due to the crummy instructions. Judging from the parts alone, I believe they have been updated since they posted the last installation PDF. A few hints on removing the PVC tube would have been much appreciated (I managed to break the plastic on one side). Basically, they put a lot of effort into designing this thing, so why did they drop the ball on this simple, yet significant part of the kit?... I know BFI can do better than this!!!
The overall value was pretty hard to determine... there are no performance gains to measure (even the butt-dyno feels nothing).... this is a purely "preventative maintenance" kind of thing. Regardless, I will update this thread on occasion with how much gunk I collect as the miles rack up.
Here's a helpful link to anyone interested in this kit
We appreciate the feedback.
I'm going to forward your verbatim to our head of R&D to improve some of the shortcomings you pointed out.
You can simply use a boost tap in place of the block off.
My VW performance guy at performance2ning in Peosta, IA highly recommended the BFI can over a competing product that I was considering due to its lower price. Buy once, cry once. Still don't have the scratch for the BFI atm.
If only I could afford it, I could do a photo essay install for BFI to update their instructions....
I am not aware of any existing plans on offering different versions for European/RoW vehicles that may required different components to fit their vehicle.
If this changes, I will provide those details.