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Leaky wastegate

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by 92civicb18b1, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    So I fixed all the leaks, except one.

    My wastegate leaks like crazy. I haven't driven it yet. But thats the only place it leaks now. It will only hold pressure for maybe 15-20 seconds at most and all the air comes from the wastegate.

    I'm seriously thinking of just upgrading manifolds and using an external gate. If I don't build boost when I drive it again. Or maybe I'll just have mine flanged for an external gate.

    I have to call around and see if the exhuast shops are open. If they are I'll get my exhaust finished up and I'll know on the ride there if I build boost or not. I could just get a new internal gate if I have a problem but its going to be a bitch putting it on anyway.
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    Wastegates are so simple, rather than try and go to an external WG, i'd try rebuilding the WG on the turbo now or swap on a new one
     
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    n1mr0d Senior Member

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    Agreed. I mean what are we talkin about here. A diaphram, spring and maybe even the flap? 2 hrs with all the parts.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I just got a new used one that I know is in good condition for 25 bucks. I'm eventually going to get an external when I upgrade the turbo.
     
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