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Old 07-25-2016, 08:23 PM   #41
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Unfortunately, that does not take care of the turbo outlet tube clearing the hood, FMU leaking fuel at the seams at 45psi, FMU bracket does not fit FMU or turbo being bent to chit.



After tallying it all up, only pieces I could use out of the box are: hoses, fittings, fuel pressure gauge,boost pressure gauge, intake inlet tube, filter, couple brackets, manifold and the drill / tap.

So deep into this, ordering a MS plug and play, injectors and other little bits. Going to take my machinist a bit to fix all this anyway.
Have you brought this up to Bell and asked for a refund?
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Have you brought this up to Bell and asked for a refund?
HA!

Yeah... Try that. Three messed up pieces later, I had to force a charge back on my card.
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Have you brought this up to Bell and asked for a refund?
Come on man, it's all clearly the installer's fault. Maybe the parts got damaged in transit. Somehow that ALWAYS happens to BEGi. Either they have Ace Ventura delivering their packages, or they only sell to imbeciles who can't install anything.

Now that I've expelled my share of sarcasm, I can tell you the following: Dont count on good customer service. At least don't count on it from BEGi. See, I couldn't even put those two in the same sentence.
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I hate BEGi the more I hear about them. My shop's owner bought an alpha omega kit. Took them ONE YEAR to ship it to him. Yup, that's right. All the while giving him the run around. "It's going out later this month" "it's going out this week" "it's going out tomorrow (x15)"

I wonder how Corky feels about his business being run like this, surely he wouldn't be pleased. As a small business, their customers are their bread and butter, so if they continue down this path, I'm not sure the market will allow them to stay as other competitors (Trackspeed Engineering) are coming onto the scene.
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Geez, like you guys have never made a mistake at work?
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Geez, like you guys have never made a mistake at work?
The same mistakes?

Over and over?

For a decade?
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There is a reason why the DIY Turbo Discussion sub-forum is here.
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The same mistakes?

Over and over?

For a decade?
Ruins the joke if I explain it.
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Anyone running a gasket between turbo and down pipe? They tell me its machined fit but I have a substantial leak on top. Believe it's throwing my AFR readings off.

Also, the FMU leaks fuel at the seams around 45-50psi.
Appears they are the only source for rebuild kit. Thanks in advance.
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Is your downpipe in 2 pieces? You 'can' run a metal gasket but usually not used. I'd bolt the upper to the housing as snug as possible then slip in the bottom. Or if you're able too, just do the upper piece alone to see if it seals without the rest of the exhaust attached.
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Is your downpipe in 2 pieces? You 'can' run a metal gasket but usually not used. I'd bolt the upper to the housing as snug as possible then slip in the bottom. Or if you're able too, just do the upper piece alone to see if it seals without the rest of the exhaust attached.
Upper was torqued first. It seals perfectly bottom and both sides. Can slide a piece of paper between on top center. Appears to be warped. I'll look up a gasket. Thanks
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I am amazed how calm you are with so many major issues; i personally would be furious, especially about the damaged turbo, garbage FMU, and warped DP flange.

with so many issues, i would honestly open a chargeback for the following reasons:
"Not as described items"
"defective items"
"damaged items"

These are the code words credit card disputes use. so tell them these reasons when calling.
Credit card disputes always side on the customers side, 99% chance you will get a full refund.

At the prices they charge the product needs to be issues free and correctly fitting. no excuses.

i say charge it back, send this **** back, and order the FM no electronics kit for probably about the same price, and it should ship much faster, come with an intercooler and actually fit.
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+1 on return/chargeback and ordering from FM instead. They'll have in stock, ship quickly, and it will fit perfectly.

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+1 on return/chargeback and ordering from FM instead. They'll have in stock, ship quickly, and it will fit perfectly.

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I'm almost to that point although I've fixed most of the issues and trying to tune the car. To the point I just laugh when I find another inferior part.




Current situation. 255lphHP fuel pump, new filter, light green top injectors(all new seals), and BEGI FMU (managed to get it to stop leaking). Best I can get the AFR down to is 14's at 6-7 psi. That is running 90-100psi fuel pressure. Runs a solid 14.2-14.9 at idle with 02 sensor plugged in, 10.1 with it unplugged. Iv'e read, read some more and can't find an idea of what is keeping my WOT AFR so high.
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I'm almost to that point although I've fixed most of the issues and trying to tune the car. To the point I just laugh when I find another inferior part.




Current situation. 255lphHP fuel pump, new filter, light green top injectors(all new seals), and BEGI FMU (managed to get it to stop leaking). Best I can get the AFR down to is 14's at 6-7 psi. That is running 90-100psi fuel pressure. Runs a solid 14.2-14.9 at idle with 02 sensor plugged in, 10.1 with it unplugged. Iv'e read, read some more and can't find an idea of what is keeping my WOT AFR so high.
dont you need some o2 clamp that fools the ecu into closed loop as soon as there is boost?
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dont you need some o2 clamp that fools the ecu into closed loop as soon as there is boost?
My understanding, this aids in the transfer into boost but does not effect AFR in boost. Either way, I interuppted the 02 signal and it made no difference.
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did you also floor the gas pedal? my understanding is you need to floor it for the ecu to go into closed loop, otherwise it tries to keep afr at 14.7
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did you also floor the gas pedal? my understanding is you need to floor it for the ecu to go into closed loop, otherwise it tries to keep afr at 14.7
Yes I've tried that and everything in between.
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Starting over, checking absolutely everything on kit. Waste gate arm was on by three threads and set at 2.46mm preload. Seamed quite tight but I have minimal experience.

I'm pretty sure the waste gate is hanging on the down pipe though.....


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send it back

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