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  1. Chris , If we get to nine just order 10. If my math is right is it not cheaper to buy 10 than 9? £23950 for 10 and £24741 for 9 (+vat) So for 9 £2661 each and we have another one to sell on.
  2. Thanks Mike and Chris. I understand how this works now. Just been messing around with one on a spare turbo. I see it’s just a spring pre load .
  3. So I got the secondhand forge wastewater actuators. One was in working order the other had a broken spring. I’ve stripped and cleaned them and ordered some new springs. The weakest spring is the green one which is 0.7 bar. I assume this means that my base setting is now 0.7 instead of 0.35 bar. If this is the case I wonder how the ecu will control boost if at all? When I’ve assembled them I can test them to see what the actual pressure is to start opening. Also a fair bit of corrosion on the backside where they bolt to the turbo housing. I guess it’s because of the dis
  4. Finally made it out of the garage. I actually went out for a drive in it! Sorry about the van....
  5. I doubt that the anti roll bar bushes would affect the geometry.
  6. Chris. Great spot. The forge ones would be the ones I’d get. Lets see if I get lucky! Cheers Andy
  7. So I think it’s probably ok to leave them for now. I might see if I can adjust the higher one if the nuts loosen.. Then replace them over the winter. Thanks guys.
  8. Hi all just after a bit of advice. I tested my actuators with a pump and dial gauge as per the manual. The actuator rod is supposed to move 0.4 mm with 0.35 bar pressure. Mine move 0.4 mm at 0.4 bar and 0.5 bar. The car runs fine and the boost pressure seems ok. I’m curious as to what this test means? I assume that 0.35 bar is the pressure at which the valve opens. Manually controlling the boost pressure. I think the boost is electronically controlled (increased)by the solenoid valve? So does it matter that mine open at a slightly higher pressure? I’m sure if I try and adj
  9. Turbo oil and water lines, fuel tanks. Water pipes through the chassis. Ims pulley scotch key. To name a few.
  10. Is 0.6 bar about right for a stock set up. I thought the boost was limited somewhat in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear to protect the gearbox.
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