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Old 03-02-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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To the fbanks guys is there a place here that works on turbos? i need my wg flap looked at. Its sticky when moving it by hand. Boost creeps at high rpms. If i cant find a place to fix it than EWG is where im gonna go...once i get funds for it. Or a good deal on used setup.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:08 AM   #2
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Is it sticky with the actuator arm off? I never had a problem with creep on that turbo.
There's not really anything on the actual flap or arm that could bind up unless it got something in it or bent somehow. The actuator might be dying though.

What kind of dp are you using? Any chance it's hitting somewhere?
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:11 AM   #3
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when its off the actuator arm and i move it's sticky. i have a megan racing 3" dp....this weekend i will remove the dp and move it around and see it that works...
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:28 AM   #4
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Weird. It moved nice and free the last time I had it apart.
I did run it for a few months with an Ewg, so maybe it got a bit of buildup on the shaft?
Since I was pretty much running it at it's max I may not have ever noticed creep with it though, it always tapered a bit.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:33 AM   #5
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what did u use to block the internal WG? i would like to avoid welding it shut.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:47 AM   #6
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I just left the actuator on it lol. Seemed to work fine
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:48 AM   #7
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Did the same with it, a disconnected actuator won't open.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:49 AM   #8
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basically u took the vac line off and left the rest the same? lol
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:51 AM   #9
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Yes...
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:54 AM   #10
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Put a vacuum cap on to keep gunk out and run it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:56 AM   #11
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ok. once i get like 500 bucks im ready to spend.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:38 PM   #12
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Grimmspeed makes a bunch of these "Internal Wastegate Bracket"s that hold the door shut if you switch to an EWG. They are cheap from them, but in all honesty, you could make something pretty close to that for very cheap. You might NEED to make one custom for your Greddy turbo. Also, since that's just oil cooled, are you going to run a turbo timer with it?
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The internal wastegate(IWG) bracket is used in place of the stock wastegate actuator when moving to an external wastegate setup. In the previous years Subary owners had to weld the IWG shut on their turbos which diminished resale value, had the chance of cracking, and made it very difficult to revert back to the stock IWG setup.

We are bringing you the solution to this problem, the GrimmSpeed IWG bracket. This is a basic bolt-on which takes 5 minutes to install. No more worrying about the wastegate door opening due to a cracked weld, no more worrying about trying to sell your turbo with welding all over the wastegate door. Feel like reverting back to stock?...simple, just unbolt the bracket and you are good to go.


Here's the link to their page. http://www.grimmspeed.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:54 PM   #13
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I called them. None fit my turbo. I also have a turbo timer i use. Built into my alarm system
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