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Old 02-07-2020, 10:37 AM   #26
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Another update:

Got the smoke machine hooked up and there were only 2 very tiny leaks. One pre turbo and one at the actuator. I will have to keep an eye on that one, going to have to dig out a spare and see if I can get rid of that leak, tiny though it was.

My local mechanic is the only one who will even think about touching my car. Some stuff I just can’t do mostly because I need a hoist or a certain tool, unfortunately I don’t live in an area where I can rent time on a hoist. He told me I am the only person who has ever asked him to hook up the smoke machine just because.

Dude also tells me that his guys are like deer in the headlights with my car and because they can’t hook up a computer to it they are unable to diagnose the car at all so he works on it instead. The fact that it is a hybrid system totally defeats them. But it is such a simple system - they can’t even troubleshoot? Nope. So he’s been having me come in from time to time to teach them about the car, it’s systems, and how to troubleshoot it. Holy crap!

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Old 02-07-2020, 11:17 AM   #27
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Have you tried disconnecting the Watergate hose and taking it for a quick rip
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:01 PM   #28
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Have you tried disconnecting the Watergate hose and taking it for a quick rip
His turbo will get impeached if he does that....
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:50 PM   #29
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Lets see which wastegate actuator you used and how you mounted it.
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his turbo will get impeached if he does that....:-p
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Have you tried disconnecting the Watergate hose and taking it for a quick rip
No I havenít disconnected it, why would I want to be doing that?
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Old 02-07-2020, 09:48 PM   #32
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Lets see which wastegate actuator you used and how you mounted it.
T3 actuator, I will put up some pictures up later when I get home. Cheers
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Old 02-08-2020, 02:45 AM   #33
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No I havenít disconnected it, why would I want to be doing that?
See if it's still lazy. If it is you have a wastegate sealing issue. Also have you checked the timing belt?
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See if it's still lazy. If it is you have a wastegate sealing issue. Also have you checked the timing belt?
I get what you are saying now, would more preload help there maybe? Belt is good, timing good. Hoping to add a bit of preload this weekend as suggested earlier and a MBC even if I donít increase boost pressure as suggested by gsellster.
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Old 02-08-2020, 02:55 PM   #35
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More preload really isn't needed on those actuators unless you are using the actuator to increase your boost pressure. I'm running 1.5 turns of preload on the actuator, holds just fine to 24psi, with an MBC to dial in the boost. Granted I'm using a Forge actuator now, but even on the stock Garrett T3 actuator I was sitting at a solid 18-19psi with an MBC on an 8psi actuator, with just the normal preload.

The Garrett actuators have a lot more spring pressure to hold the gate closed than the Mitsu actuators, so they don't require as much preload.
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:35 PM   #36
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The Garrett actuators have a lot more spring pressure to hold the gate closed than the Mitsu actuators, so they don't require as much preload.
I had got the Garrett one because I thought it to be a better actuator so thanks for the info. I was going to try more preload just to see if it resulted in anything. I will definitely be adding an MBC. Might end up going to a lower psi actuator and MBC once summer hits. Removing the vented cap made a big difference.
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