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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/uploads/features/t5r_header.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>When we last reported on the progress of the Swedespeed Project T-5R, we were practicing a healthy mix of repairing and modifying by swapping out a completely beat suspension system for a new set of stock Bilsteins and IPD’s lowering coil springs at all four corners. Months later, we’re still loving both the look and comfort of our parts from the self-proclaimed Volvo Specialists. For this round of updates, we started with the same good intentions of upgrading broken parts, but that quickly went out the window thanks to a hunger for more power. . . <p><A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/uploads/features/t5r_header.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.swedespeed.com/news...r.jpg</A>
 

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Re: Swedespeed Project T-5R Part Three: Intake, Exhaust, and ECU Upgra ... ([email protected])

Shorten your wastegate by about 2 turns.<br>You think you have traction issues now???????? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>It will be a rocket off the line
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fcpgroton</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">+1, do not mess with the waste gate arm. Just either get a tune done or a MBC.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not entirely good advice. <p>Don't just go adjusting your actuator. Do it properly with a gauge. HPT blocks like 4psi, no higher than that though.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fcpgroton</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">+1, do not mess with the waste gate arm. Just either get a tune done or a MBC.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, I would (and have).<br>This works well with EVERY SINGLE CAR I've done this to.<p>Please do not tell people what not to do when you obviously have no personal experience with this.<br>Adjusted properly (and to your liking), the car has MUCH MORE off the line punch and throttle response! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I'm already worried about my 175,000-mile going boom after the chip tune. I have some mysterious smoke coming, oddly enough, from somewhere near the wastegate.
 

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Re: Swedespeed Project T-5R Part Three: Intake, Exhaust, and ECU Upgra ... ([email protected])

I installed the intake used in this article and I have to say that it made a huge difference over the stock gargbage intake system. Being that I have been a technical editor for an aftermarket performance magazine I was skeptical of the performance gains but I figured that if it gave me some better sound under the hood. I felt that the boost came on sooner and definitely stronger throughout the middle of the powerband. That said I can now see that the next bottle neck is the convulted downpipe. I suspect that sizeable gains are there. <p>My plan of attack for my 850 wagon differs from this project. Logically you want to eliminate restrictions before looking for power in the ECU. <p>Intake - done<br>Reverse intercooler<br>Downpipe <br>Catback<br>Ignition<br>ECU<p>Everyone has their own ways of doing things, this is my way. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I know the Wastegate Arm adjustment doesn't sell any parts but come on.<br>There is less chance for damage from a Wastegate Arm adjustment than from an improperly installed MBC. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>7 VII 7 (Dave),<p>Do you have personal experience with making a car go boom from adjusting the wastegate arm? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>HayaCruza</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I know the Wastegate Arm adjustment doesn't sell any parts but come on.<br>There is less chance for damage from a Wastegate Arm adjustment than from an improperly installed MBC. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I second that. I have adjusted a dozen T5 or so but not without a proper boost meter and ensure all other stuff are in good condition : MAF, Knock, BSC/TCV, etc. BTW, those cars are chipped. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>MBC could actually be more unstable but it's a whole lot easier than to remove the heat shield for the turbo.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>glock19</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>MBC could actually be more unstable but it's a whole lot easier than to remove the heat shield for the turbo.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Oh come on, it's 4 bolts. <p>At least cranking on the wastegate will still allow the ECU to keep things under control. No damage will happen from crakning the wastegate too short. If you do, you'll get a turbo control solenoid code, which means you're letting in too much boost at too low of an RPM. Simple fix, lenghten the wastegate until you don't see it. <p>Telling someone to throw on a MBC who obviously is just starting out with stuff is stupid. Although with a stock tune you'll just hit boost cut. You start running into problems when you run an aftermarket tune, they don't have all those dummy features.
 

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Wagoneer, I think you got me wrong ... I don't support MBC too ... I put it as unstable. My reasoning on why people go for MBC is due to the ease of turning up the MBC instead of screwing in the actuator
 

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Re: Swedespeed Project T-5R Part Three: Intake, Exhaust, and ECU Upgra ... ([email protected])

In addition to this one-of-a-kind T5R, whoever took the photo for this story that's currently on the homepage "accidentally" caught another one-of-a-kind: Union Pacific #1996. 1996 is a General Motors (Electro Motive Division) SD70ACE painted in a special scheme to honor the Southern Pacific RR being merged into Union Pacific in '96. Here's a link to see all of the Heritage series locomotives which were posed together during a special event in Salt Lake City, UT:<p><A HREF="http://www.trainweather.com/upheritageroundup-saltlakecity.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.trainweather.com/up....html</A>
 
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