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Old 03-25-2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default Is wastegate suppose to be open at idle?

I just noticed that my wastegate is slightly open at idle enough to feel exhaust gas coming out. I took it apart but nothing looks out of place, its a tial knockoff from dna motoring. There is a nut inside that i loosened so the valve could close but it still opens up with a little pressure. Im thinking it was just made wrong? I think its causing me to lose power and making me spool late. Also theres a guy selling a tial WG on craigslist for 150 should i go for it or try to fix mines?
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No.

Make sure you have the fire ring installed and the boost reference hose is connected to the side port and the top port is vented if not using an EBC.
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fire ring is installed correctly. When i tap the thottle slightly it closes up . WG is working fine too. Side port is going to vacuum manifold . Top port is going to my MBC. I was just curious because i thought i might be losing power because of it.
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WG is working fine too.
Are you talking about a wastegate open at idle or the blow off valve?
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: Is wastegate suppose to be open at idle?

Had this same issue with a knock-off gate. Get a name-brand one. PTE preferably.
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I heard the blow off can be open at idle.

Wastegate. Tial n forget about it
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muckman i was talking about the Wastegate. I ended up getting the tial for 130 which i think is a great price. I noticed a lot of differences BIG time! Fully closed at idle. No ,more exhaust gas leak sound. Also spooling much sooner and sounds better!

All thats good now but now i have another problem =[

I have a slight fluctuating idle from 1000rpm to 1200. I checked for vacuum leaks and couldnt find any. I got my car tuned 2 days ago and prior to getting it tuned it was fine on the basemap. Think my tuner did something wrong?
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I'll chime and would have to say if it's open that's a big no no and you have a problem
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Thats what happens with ebay junk i guess. Swapped it for a Tial and fixed everything
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