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Best Waste Gate Actuator?

Im looking into a new waste gate because i know my OEM one is screwed up. Whats the best one out there? Ive seen Banks which i know is overpriced junk and Turbo Master from Dieselsite. Is there any others i should be considering?
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turbomaster for sure.
the other ones are just standard waste-gates with a heavier duty spring inside so they can withstand more pressure.

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Turbo-master from all the reading I have done.
I just ordered one and it will be here tomorrow UPS, kinda pricey still
but looks to be built well, and if it does what dieselsite and others says it will work very well. will post up pics tomorrow if you want any

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Id say the best wastegate is no wastegate. If you unplug the red line from the waste gate it wont activate and wont let boost bleed off. Just make sure of 2 things, 1. put the red line on something like a bolt or plug it so it doesnt leak boost,and 2. have a boost gauge to read the psi because you really dont want to go over 25 psi. It defuels at 22 psi anyway but its nice to watch the gauge just in case.

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i thought air travels threw the wastegate into the redline which feeds to the solenoid.

the wastegate is a canister with a spring that opens at 7-8 psi (stock wastegate)
so after 7 psi it just leaks air.

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Id say the best wastegate is no wastegate. If you unplug the red line from the waste gate it wont activate and wont let boost bleed off. Just make sure of 2 things, 1. put the red line on something like a bolt or plug it so it doesnt leak boost,and 2. have a boost gauge to read the psi because you really dont want to go over 25 psi. It defuels at 22 psi anyway but its nice to watch the gauge just in case.
that works too! ^ wouldnt do it without a boost gauge tho as said


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i thought air travels threw the wastegate into the redline which feeds to the solenoid.

the wastegate is a canister with a spring that opens at 7-8 psi (stock wastegate)
so after 7 psi it just leaks air.
Nope air(boost)travels from the red line(at the spyder) to the wastegate canister and at 5 psi it begins to move and forces the actuator open. The more boost the more it bleeds off

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Nope air(boost)travels from the red line(at the spyder) to the wastegate canister and at 5 psi it begins to move and forces the actuator open. The more boost the more it bleeds off
Yep. What he said. ^^^^

I unhooked mine too n plugged it with s bolt. Took my air compressor blow gun and put 20psi to the actuator head. I kept tightening the rod until the 20psi of air just barely cracks open the wastegate.

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I have the wastegate unpluged already and gauges but i know the waste gate is broken thats why i need a new one. I think i finished it off today when i tried to tighten it

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I have the wastegate unpluged already and gauges but i know the waste gate is broken thats why i need a new one. I think i finished it off today when i tried to tighten it
Did the spring break???

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