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Ok, my bypass valve has died.(I have an R53 Mini Cooper S Works)

Searching all the threads in here about bypass valves, i realized that detroit tuned ones are among the best in the market.

The problem is that, even though i mailed a couple of times to detroit tuned about a bypass valve, they never answered back !! :frown:

So, i'd like to ask,
what would you consider buying ? alta ? or what ?


is there any detroit tuned dealer in europe ?
i'm living in Greece ...

thanks in advance
 

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i dont mind that it failed, thats fine with me.
mini owners are used to failures.

but the thing is that from what i've searched, many people think that an aftermarket one would do a much better job.
they say that the stock one remains always opened and never closes completely which is a bad thing(as they say.)

thats the reason i'm looking for an aftermarket.
 

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You might be better off buying an OEM one, and "modifying" it to close properly - just search the forums for bypass valve, and you'll find some instructions.
 

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i searched for that and found some info.

but in the end of the day, i'm a total waste on these things.

if i buy an afetrmarket one, i wont place it myself, i just cant.

i'm only good at driving :)

so, any more info would be much appreciated. !

thanx for your help guys..
 

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I have installed the Detroit Tuned model and to be honest it is no better than stock. All the detroit tuned one does is change the spring out with a stiffer one and make sure that it closes all the way. You can do this with the standard model to be honest. Save your money and go with OEM....
 
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