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Old 10-22-2007, 05:05 PM   #1
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how lined up does the waste gate actuator (mounted to the compresor section) need to be in relation to the waste gate leaver on the exhaust housing? will having it a little to one side affect the operation of the WG?
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while not an expert on the subject, i feel that it should completely line up other wise exhaust will blow by and you may experience additional lag...if that makes sense
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:24 PM   #3
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as long as it can push the swingarm open closed without effort it dont see if it's not perfectly true/plumb/level/straight across that it would matter.
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Braineack, heres a question. If I wasn't planning on running more then 8psi at first, would it be safe to just wire the actuator signal into the hot side without a MBC? I have a Nissan T25 and I think the actuators default is 8psi.
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very confusing question....

boost source straight into actuator is perfectly acceptable, if the actuator is in fact an 8psi can.
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Most OEMs run either direct-source or through an EBC. I'd be surprised to hear about an OEM using an MBC; they would rather just put the proper spring into the actuator in the first place.

MBCs are a bandaid, really.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:23 PM   #7
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what is MBC?
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manual boost controller. You don't really work for a racing team do you?
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no. i got the idea when i went to tijuana, there were these donkeys (burros) painted up with zebra stripes (zebros).
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