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Re: Need a wastegate
> > I need a wastegate for my '86 5000 CS Turbo. Anyone out there in Qlist
> > land with one?
> What's wrong with it?
> Dunno. Mechanic (who I trust) says the diaphragm (sp?) is bad. Are
> these rebuildable?
> Symptoms on the car: At first, had boost like crazy. The car was really
> flying (1.5-6 bar) Then, when accalerating, the car would stumble badly
> (but never die). Not a good thing when trying to merge on the Washington
> area's "Ring of Death" (beltway).
Good mechanic. Definitely symptoms of a blown diaphragm. I have replacement
diaphragms, but they are thicker and stiffer than stock and may still
cause your car to hit the fuel pump cutoff. Install a QLCC chip and you
would be OK. My local junkyard wants $100 for a wastegate and they
have an 86 turbo at the moment. They also had about 3 early 80s
wastegates today while I was looking for the elusive Nippondenso
AC compressor that they were sure they had (finally found on an 88 - it'll
be $75 tomorrow when I pick it up).