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Old 02-24-2018, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default VF43, wastegate crack too big?

Hello all,

I am in the process of upgrading my td04 on my baja xt to a VF43. I recently purchased a used one off here, and the seller mentioned it had "typical wastegate crack". This is my first time dealing with any VF series turbo, and I know the 39/43/48 commonly have a "hairline" crack, however this seems to be a bit bigger than a hairline. Does this look safe to run? It appears bigger than almost any documented crack I could find, (most have been removed photos from imageshack or other online galleries). I know most VF series work just fine with the crack, but there has been reports of non-typical cracks causing issues.

I will be running an ewg setup if that means anything.

Should I file for a refund? I don't want to throw this on and have issues with it. The seller claimed it functioned and held boost fine when previously installed, but you never truly know. I have outlined the crack with red to highlight the areas. Pictures to follow:



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Old 02-24-2018, 03:07 AM   #2
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It's fine.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:48 PM   #3
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Anyone else have more insight?
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:12 PM   #4
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You could always get the big one welded.
Does look reasonably typical, a bit bigger than the ones Ive seen though.
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Old 02-26-2018, 04:47 AM   #5
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Another baja turbo owner, I am looking to upgrade mine soon also. But you can buy a new exhaust housing for not too much if you are worried about it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Subaru-Impr...9aC~-O&vxp=mtr
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That's pretty normal. Our VF43 looked about the same and we reinstalled it.
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Awesome, thank you all for the input! Appreciate it. I think I will have it touched up and run it then!
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Honestly, I think trying to have it repaired is more likely to cause you issues than leaving it alone... just make sure your wastegate still closes when they're done welding on it.
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Im going ewg, so it shouldnt be an issue!
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