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D-Rock920
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turn it up

Post by D-Rock920 » January 19th, 2009, 6:54 pm

Alright i hooked a boost controler up today and i couldnt get my 14b to go past 10psi. What do you guys think the problem could be?

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GoSu
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Re: turn it up

Post by GoSu » January 19th, 2009, 10:06 pm

The 14b has a 9 psi actuator
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Post by Black Betty » January 19th, 2009, 10:22 pm

gosu, a boost controller changes that. are you using an electronic or manual controller?
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Post by H22NeedsTurbo » January 19th, 2009, 11:40 pm

actually i dont believe just a manual boost controller would ajust the actuator. You have to take the actuator off? :thumbsup:

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Post by Black Betty » January 19th, 2009, 11:48 pm

Isn't the actuator what opens when you hit a certain psi causing boost to stop building? You might just need a stiffer spring in the actuator?
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Post by High Mileage » January 20th, 2009, 12:01 am

Actuator and the boost controller are separate things. I remember Chris' 15g was at 6-7 psi, and after making a MBC it took us FOREVER to get the boost up any higher. Derek swing by after school and we'll go out and get this figured out...

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Post by ex_on_lsd » January 20th, 2009, 12:06 am

Stock wastegate or Aftermarket?
manual controller or a electric?
what kind of spring is in you wastegate?

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Post by datsun280zxt » January 24th, 2009, 10:17 pm

A boost controller goes inline and affects the vacuum/boost signal to the wastegate (whether it's a internal or extrenal wastegate). A manual or electronic boost controller end up with basically the same result. When properly set up, they allow the wastegate to stay closed until the desired boost level and then open as needed. Many manual controllers will open slowly as you approach the desired boost level, elecronic controllers tend to be more exact.

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Re: turn it up

Post by High Mileage » February 15th, 2009, 2:05 am

The car has a new heart. I have tons of pics of the horror that is the old motor...

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Post by Aero » February 15th, 2009, 3:55 am

High Mileage wrote:The car has a new heart. I have tons of pics of the horror that is the old motor...
Pics or ban.
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Post by High Mileage » February 15th, 2009, 10:44 am

Aero wrote:
High Mileage wrote:The car has a new heart. I have tons of pics of the horror that is the old motor...
Pics or ban.
Tonight. I have the camera but not the USB cable.

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