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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:57 pm 
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what are people experiences with the just jap wastegates? I realise they are cheap china imports but do they do the job or are they prone to sticking and overboosting?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/38mm-External-Wastegate_W0QQitemZ120132580638QQihZ002QQcategoryZ130663QQcmdZViewItem
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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:23 pm 
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i was gonna go for a cheap 38mm china copy... but in the end i went for a Tial 44mm REAL one. cos i want reassurance that it wont fail
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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:05 am 
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Spend the xtra $200 you tight a** !!!

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:18 pm 
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yeah one of the guys on the xfalcon site bought an ebay wastegate and said that the quality looked good but in practice it aint. get a trusted one, to importat to risk it failing
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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:22 pm 
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What happens when the wastegate fails? Do they usually seize shut or open?

I reckon as long as you keep an eye on boost pressures then it may be worth the risk unlike a dodgy turbo where pieces may end up in your engine.

As others have said though, better to spend the cash and have reliabilty. Taking apart pieces of the exhaust system sucks.
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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:52 pm 
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to buy a name brand wastegate is more than $200 extra though. if they seize open it's fine but if it sticks shut I'll overboost. I'm not looking for opinions on if I'm a stingy bastard or not, it's a well known fact I am. I just need to know if they have failed on you or a mate, or if you or a mate is using one without trouble.
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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:16 pm 
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theres some gates on ebay U.S for about US$210 and they're american made with a life time warranty, so maybe try that as an option if the jap ones dont sound good?
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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:37 pm 
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The cheap one's have issues the sealing or binding on the main shaft...They can either stick closed or open... Smaller w/g start at $350...Or alittle more for Tial http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Tial-Wastegates_ ... dZViewItem
Its 90 % of your tune!! If it over boosts yu are relying on your ECU overboost cutout...
My reply was supposed to be humorous ....
As I say to myself !!! Don't tight on ECU or boost control.. A few $$ is much cheaper than new engine.... They are on the exhaust side of turbine so no s**t goes through engine....

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:44 am 
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LOL i bought a Autometer Boost Guage and it FU$%d up in few hour, took it back they fixed it in one week, and it did it again and Autobarn said next time u will get charged for the repairs.....LOL i spent like $200 on it....before that i had one of those Neo Boost guage and ill tell ya it only cost $50 and it dose do a beter job than that supposedly better brand...now it still that Autometer one is stufed up again LOL....

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:26 pm 
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problem solved, I've ordered a 50mm Tial one
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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:44 pm 
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um i didnt think tial made a 50mm wastegate?

what car u turboing blu falc?

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:29 pm 
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AU Fairmont Ghia, I'll double check on that as I was going to go with a 46mm one but the 50mm wasn't much more expensive and was available with heaps of different spring pressures.
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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:43 pm 
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fritzz wrote:
um i didnt think tial made a 50mm wastegate?

what car u turboing blu falc?


They dont

38mm 40mm 44mm 46mm and they just relesed a 60mm one.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:45 pm 
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cool, will be a very nice car then.

this is the tial website and they dont show any 50mm gate here
http://www.tialsport.com/prod_wg.htm

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:59 pm 
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yer google found nothing exept 50mm BOV's from tial. I'll find out what I was quoted for tommorow
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