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Old 10-02-2009, 08:09 AM   #61
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Also wheb you open it do you hear a "ting. Or ping" sound? Like its hitting the dp?
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Take a picture with it closed as well so we are not guessing its straight edged.

If you wish to do so you can undo the dp and see where its hitting.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:56 AM   #63
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mine opens marginally less than that. i hope the spacer fixes the issue so i don't have to get the wg ported.
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mine opens marginally less than that. i hope the spacer fixes the issue so i don't have to get the wg ported.
if the waste gate flapper is hitting the pipe on the down pipe, porting the wg hole wont make a difference, you will need the hole on the downpipe cut and made bigger to allow the flapper to fully open.
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It seems like the actual flapper door is blocking the the wastegate tube...
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still waiting on the spacer.....
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when u get the spacer you should try to open up the whole some and smooth out the entrance.
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Im hoping to convert mine to an external dump soon, so Ill post up the results on that. Im just certain that there is no room for that spacer on an NB
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when u get the spacer you should try to open up the whole some and smooth out the entrance.
do you mean the wastegate or the spacer
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still waiting on the spacer.....
Actuator is done. Tim is finishing up spacer.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:39 PM   #72
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Any word Stephanie? It has been a solid month since i phoned you guys about the spacer. Still over-boosting like crazy, with or without the wastegate actuator attached.

Side note, I did finally get the downpipe tweaked to the point where i have no more issues with it rattling, or tapping against stuff. In the process i broke one of the turbo to downpipe studs (Luckily there where china ones in the original turbo box that i cut to the proper length). I had to remove the cat heat-shield from the underside of the car, and i also had to dremmel a couple of millimeters into the 5 bolt holes of the downpipe flange to get it rotated away from the steering shaft. I also had to dremmel the top edge of the outside of the downpipe flange to make clearance for the wastegate lever arm.

While i had things apart, i cleaned up the rough casting on the wastegate port. It is shiny now, but i doubt that it had much effect on flow.
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yah mine still makes rattling noises at idle, i suppose ill have to try to do the same.

do you have any pics of how close your downpipe is to the 'firewall'? i have to cut into the shelf a little bit because it rubbed.
Its because of this that i think the spacer is an impossibility
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:01 AM   #74
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ya, i smashed that "shelf" back about 1/2 inch for installation clearance. It doesn't need the clearance normally, just when pulling the turbo. Even if i hadn't done this, i still think that the 1/4 inch spacer would still be possible, just more difficult to install.
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It shipped monday. You should have it Friday or Monday.
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I chased down the ups guy today... and your package with a spacer and wastegate actuator are here.

I am waiting on some longer studs so that i can put the plate on. They should be here monday.

The wastegate actuator honestly fixed most of the issue of overboost. Which one is this one that you sent to me? I got it down to 6-6.5 psi and quite frankly am pretty satisfied with that. I will still try out the spacer plate when the studs come in, to see if it has any effect.

Thank you BEGI, my turbo kit is finally behaving its self.
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Glad to hear it!
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I chased down the ups guy today... and your package with a spacer and wastegate actuator are here.

I am waiting on some longer studs so that i can put the plate on. They should be here monday.

The wastegate actuator honestly fixed most of the issue of overboost. Which one is this one that you sent to me? I got it down to 6-6.5 psi and quite frankly am pretty satisfied with that. I will still try out the spacer plate when the studs come in, to see if it has any effect.

Thank you BEGI, my turbo kit is finally behaving its self.
so you can rev it out in 3rd gear and maintain 6-7psi?

I bought the Garrett actuator also, and it didnt help at all...
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too cold and rainy to rev it out completely i third or fourth. i will let you know as soon as i do. Like i posted earlier though, i did port my wastegate a bit on my own. this may have had more of an effect than i thought...
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just the different wastegate actuator made a huge difference. It could be partly due to the porting that i did to the wastgate, but i can now get it to hold between 6-6.5 psi from the onset of boost all the way to redline.

Now i do have the stock exhaust on there still. when i replace the exhaust, i might find boost creep once again. But until that point, i am not even sure if i need to try fitting the spacer in there to gain that extra wastegate travel.
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