Guest Posted January 18, 2010 Share Posted January 18, 2010 Well after the summer of discontent we finally got back down to Norfolk last weekend and re-fixed the blown off canopy and decided to take the poorly turbo off and bring it home to mend / replace. Those that will have seen the thread last year may well remember the screaming alarm and flashing dash lights we would get when we opened the throttle and all the guesses and ideas suggested that eventually led to the culprit being identified as a sticking wastegate, it was sort of freed off and as long as we opened the throttle gently and kept it under 2500 revs we were ok but it was always a tempory fix to get us through the season. but this year WE WILL GO TO SEA!!! so Saturday the turbo was stripped off the boat and taken home the wastegate had approx 1 eights of an inch of movement before it would stick open and beyond that was notchy and dificult to move, today we have stripped the turbo and the variable vein wastegate down, identified the problem and resolved the issue and rebuilt it, we now have a silky smooth fully operating wastegate that looked like it was brand new before we put it back together and is ready to back down to be re-installed, the estimate for this work was around a Â£1000 so I feel pretty chuffed with what we managed to sort it out and I know he wont be reading this but I could not have done it without the help of my mate Dicko, so Dicko shame you will not know how much I apreciate your help mate. Plan is to refit in a couple of weeks time and hopefully, it will be cured and we will be able to get full power and speed, where it is approriate to do so of course! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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