I bought a Turbotech manual boost controller and I'm confused!

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  1. snickells

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    Halp!

    I bought one of those little turbotech's off eBay but I'm stumped as to how to plumb it into the turbo system.

    It has two copper inlets, One facing down the other facing right. The one facing down on the instructions is supposed to be directed toward the turbo, the one facing right is supposed to be directed towards the waste gate actuator.

    So, I know that it is supposed to be plumbed into the red tipped tube as in Mitchys guide but I'm lost as to what end goes where.

    :confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
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    remove the red tiped hose now connect it to....

    the one facing right, (is supposed to be directed towards the waste gate actuator)



    put a new bit of hose between the nipple on the intake elbow and connect to.....

    The one facing down, (on the instructions is supposed to be directed toward the turbo)


    understand now?? :D
     
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    Oh god, I just bought the same thing off Ebay....

    Eeeeek

    Steve, let me know if your engine explodes !
     
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    Me too! Thanks for being the guinea pig Steve!
     
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    That article mentions disabling "factory electronic boost control" does an 8G VR-4 have this? I didn't think it did...

    cheers

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    Carsten I could Kiss you! Nick, thanks for the link man it made it a little easier.

    Wish me luck everyone, I'm gona take her out for a spin.
     
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    * a hushed silence falls over OZVR4.... *
     
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    Haha I don't think he could do any damage even if he got it totally wrong ;) Well unless he attached it to a fan or something :rolleyes:
     
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    So how much boost would our little turbos push if the wastegate didn't open at all?

    Lee
     
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    let us know how you get on mate! Unless you blow something up...then blame Carsten!
     
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    Wow, that has to be the best bang-for-buck mod I've ever done to a car in my life. All I did was set it open, have a sprint and tighten it up some more then go again. I'm now sitting on just under 12psi and the response is magic!

    I'll take some picks once I've cleaned up my engine bay so everyone can see what it looks like.
     
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    Woot! Good stuff! Can't wait till mine arrives...
     
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    How much were they ?
     
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    They cost around $30. Since I got one, the car has been a different beast. I also installed a boost gauge to keep an eye on boost. Its been a good mod only that now it seems to guzzle down more fuel and its hard to avoid being a lead foot.
     
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    it does and you only need to disable it when going full EBC,
    not when installing a bleed valve like this.
     
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    mmm more boost :)

    Good work Steve !
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking Mark :p Cant wait to hit the free way tomorrow morning.
     
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    I'm already thinking of putting my right foot on a diet...:p

    I've got a boost gauge and a AF ratio Gauge coming too. All off Ebay

    Turbotech Boost Controller - $30 + $7 post
    Boost Gauge - $41 + $20 Post
    Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge - $31 + $25 Post
    Knowing all the first names of every staff member at my Local Shell Servo - Priceless !
     
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    veeeeeery wrong....

    all you have to do is put it in backwards, which will cause the wastegates to not open at all, and the turbo's will spool until they explode, causing your engine to be filled with parts of exploded impeller.
     

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