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Wastegate Actuator Rod Adjustment

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Ok thanks, having never driven one its hard to know what's normal and what is not. I consider myself a decent DIY mechanic and good around a car but know nothing of how a turbo system works. Need to hit the books on this. I'll just work on making sure I shift at a bit higher rpm. That seems to solve it. Shifting before 3k into 2nd makes it fall on its face a bit before it spools
 


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Yes it does. The car revs to 6500 (or 7k with a tune) so don't be afraid to run the gears a little longer and keep the car in the boost range.
 


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I really hate 1st gear in this car. I also figured out going a little higher in the revs in 1st definitely helps with 2nd gear. I'm used to my '02 Focus SVT which can do 42mph in 1st gear...
 


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I made sure to give some extra revs driving home. 100% better each time. Still learning a stick so all these little tips help. Thanks guys.
 


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Is this something that can be adjusted on the car, or does the turbo need to come out to get to it?
 


westcoaST

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Is this something that can be adjusted on the car, or does the turbo need to come out to get to it?
You will need to remove the heat shield, and then you can adjust the rod after pulling the clip that is on the adjustment rod nuts. The heat shield is a real pain to remove.

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You will need to remove the heat shield, and then you can adjust the rod after pulling the clip that is on the adjustment rod nuts. The heat shield is a real pain to remove.

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OK, I've had the heat shield off once before. Thanks for the reply.
 


Spaceman_Spiff

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I'm running the Cobb OTS Stage 3 tune. After getting the downpipe installed and flashing to the Stage 3 tune, it felt like I lost some boost, as I mentioned. This seems especially true after being told my wastegate might be out of adjustment.

For the 2-5mm are you referring to were I'm indicating in the picture I drew?
Based on that, does it look like mine has a bit too much? Will this keep me from building boost?
WastegateOEM.jpg
I haven't gotten the heat shield all the way off yet (I'm pretty sure I just worked around it for my downpipe). If it needs adjusted, then I guess I'm gonna have to figure out how to get the shield off...
 


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That's about where mine is. I believe if it had less preload you would lose boost. If it was to tight throttle closures would take effect to control the effect of overboost.
 


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It's easier to adjust from the top (hood) but you have to remove the cowl, crossover pipe, and heat shield. Unless you want to try adjusting it from the bottom and let us know how it went...😁
 


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