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I adjusted the wastegate on my S40 T5 and it hasnt thrown a CEL yet. <p>Did give me a nice bit of power though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: waste gate adjustment (zzrguy)

Some can be, some cannot (like the new R).<br>If you tighten the rod perhaps ONE to TWO turns only you may get better low end throtle response and INITIAL boost. You CANNOT get MORE overall boost, if you turn the rod too much the ECU will dial the boost right back and get a CEL<br>This works better on older cars with 4.4 motronic
 

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Re: waste gate adjustment (JRL)

Yea, I know he only turned it about two turns, and you're right. Boost comes in quicker and it definitly can be felt off the line.
 

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It's not a knob, it's a rod with a threaded portion and you increase or reduce the legth by adjusting the position of the jamnut. It's on the turbo itself
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>p0cket penguins</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">can you do it on an r with out throwing a cel</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Some can be, some cannot (like the new R).<br>If you tighten the rod perhaps ONE to TWO turns only you may get better low end throtle response and INITIAL boost. You CANNOT get MORE overall boost, if you turn the rod too much the ECU will dial the boost right back and get a CEL<br>This works better on older cars with 4.4 motronic</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: (T5atl)

This is easy and even easier to do if the car is on a lift.<br>REMEMBER do NOT overtighten it. If you do you WILL throw a CEL and defeat the purpose.<br>All you are doing is maximizing what you've got.<br>There is a little wiggle room so what you are doing is adjusting it to the maximum of "wiggle".<br>Remember you cannot get "more" boost. What you're getting is earlier boost, the ECU is what determines how much boost a certain car can get.<br>With a proper aggresive adjustment you WILL feel it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> and you get more throttle response and minimize that "dead" area right off initial throttle
 

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I am sorry if this question had been answered before.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> What is the definition of a "waste gate" I couldnt find one....<p>And can this be done to any turbo model, IE. T6?
 

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Twin turbos should have two.<br>I've never seen the setup on a T6, they may use one for both turbos<br>It's a rod, connected to the turbo.<br><B>You SHORTEN the rod ie: tighten it clockwise.</B><br>I would not be concerned with an S80 right now
 

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This isnt an exact definition but it should help you get the idea. A waste gate is a valve that allows excess turbo boost to be bled off so that the compression in the cylinder doesnt get to high.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Grovesj2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> A waste gate is a valve that allows excess turbo boost to be bled off so that the compression in the cylinder doesnt get to high.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thank you Groves and JRL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Less compression in the trubo(s)= better low end throttle response <br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thank you Groves and JRL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Less compression in the trubo(s)= better low end throttle response </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Umm...I think youre a little confused. The compression isnt in the actual turbo, its in the cylinder, the more compression in the cylinder the bigger the explosion and the more power you get. So by tightening the waste gate it allows less compression to be bled off therefore forcing a higher compression into the cylinder. So its actually: more compression = better low end throttle response<p>Here a pretty good article that explains how turbos work:<br><A HREF="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/turbo.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://auto.howstuffworks.com/turbo.htm</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>grovesj2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here is a pretty good article that explains how turbos work:<A HREF="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/turbo.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://auto.howstuffworks.com/turbo.htm</A> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>OK, I have a question for the turbo experts: what effect does humidity have (if any) on turbos? Please advise.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>p0cket penguins</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">where is this knob</TD></TR></TABLE><br>It's a rod and do NOT mess with this unless you know what you're doing and again, do NOT turn it too far
 

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OK thanks for the info so no more then two turns <p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>grovesj2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <p>Umm...I think youre a little confused. The compression isnt in the actual turbo, its in the cylinder, the more compression in the cylinder the bigger the explosion and the more power you get. So by tightening the waste gate it allows less compression to be bled off therefore forcing a higher compression into the cylinder. So its actually: more compression = better low end throttle response <p>Here a pretty good article that explains how turbos work: <br><A HREF="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/turbo.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://auto.howstuffworks.com/turbo.htm</A> </TD></TR></TABLE> <p>As for what the waste gate does and how it work the gate is on the exhaust side of the turbo it directs the exhaust gas throw the turbines or dumps some gas out before the turbine not allowing the turbo to spool up {ei. make boost/compressoin} more boost = more air/fuel and compression in the cylinders <br>
 
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