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Old 09-13-2007, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default Double check your BEGi parts!

Disclaimer: This is not a bash BEGi thread, just a heads up to save other people any problems.

Sold my old GReddy setup and picked up miatamania's BEGi DP/mani (which was originally neogenesis's stuff....funny how things get around) and GT2554R off a MSP.

Well, anyway, when test fitting the turbo and DP found that the turbo wastegate door would hit the diverter between the main DP and wastegate pipe so it would not open. (I believe this was the same issue that savington had as well with two different turbos.) It was just about 1-2mm off causing the wastegate to not open so I took a grinder to it and tapped it a few times with a hammer in the right location so that the wastegate door would clear. Granted not the biggest deal in the world and probably likely issue due to low volume custom parts vs. mass market stuff.

Just an FYI to check fitment of parts from BEGi as I am not the 1st person to have issues. Luckily, I caught it before it went on my car and I blew another engine due to a wastegate stuck closed.
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Strange because I didn't have any problem at all with it when I installed it. Glad to hear it was a simple fix for you though.
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your turbo probably has a difference length WG lever arm or something. I'm sure I'll run into issues when I install their manifold. Not because of a design flaw, but because they didn't design it for the rest of my system... they designed it for their's.
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