Originally Posted by subysportSTI
I haven't installed the wastegate yet but i'm pretty much stuck with it now. after watching the knockoff on tial's test bench it made me curious why we need the wastegate to pass such a vigorous test. In my case I might only run my car into full boost a few times each time I drive...probably get flamed for saying that.
What would cause a wastegate failure if your not working the wastegate hard enough to overheat?
the valve inside, if it's not aligned right.. will not open.. and when it doesn't open. You're going to overboost.
Wait till it seizes and you overboost like crazy doing a pull onto the highway. Boom, bye bye engine.
Even real Tials have that issue.. can't imagine a knock off any better.
Post back here after about 10k miles. I'd love to hear feedback and a review though.