low boost, but runs well...

Pat Korach tm2 at zipcon.net
Fri Aug 9 10:51:52 EDT 2002


The WOT switch sometimes dies because of a solder break inside.  I had two
WOT switches that were defective (tested with ohm meter).
Repaired both of them by separating the halves and resoldering then epoxy
them back together again.

Pat Korach
Kirklaand, WA

paanta at splatterfish.com wrote:

> All,
>   So, after replacing my IC and crank breather hose on my '88 5ktq, I
> no longer have a boost leak or major running problems.  The car
> idles rock steady now, and is very smooth across the power band.  I
> do get a bit of a surge when I'm creeping along at idle and just off it
> in 1st gear...but I can deal with that later.
>   However, the car is only making 1.1 to 1.2 bar right now.  I know my
> WOT switch is suspect, so this morning, I started the car, let it warm
> up, and while it was idling I popped the connector on the switch off
> and jumpered the WOT switch terminals on the connector.  I still only
> saw 1.2 bar at full throttle.
>   Questions are:  does just shorting these two terminals together
> work, or did I just confuse the ECU by doing that?  If it isn't the WOT
> switch, where else should I be looking?  Wastegate frequency valve?
> -Pat

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