Back to some serious Business,
I did some upgrading today. I installed a ported 2G exhaust manifold, Heavily ported 14B Hotside, heavily ported 02 housing with a Dump tube welded onto it. I gotta say these upgrades definitely have the 14B spooling a little faster. The only thing I need to re-do is the manifold to turbo gasket. I will swap it out for a 7CM gasket as soon as it comes in.
The only issue I ran into with the install is that the 14B hotside I used had the wastegate flapper arm fully closed about 1/4 in closer to the vaccume solenoid. with the first install the flapper would never close. I kinda knew what was wrong as soon as I started the car since there was loud exhaust coming out of the dump tube at idle. It also would not boost! So to remedy I spaced the solenoid away with some washers and a nut. I measured as to try and get it fully closed normally. That did the trick!
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I had the same problem with my 14b on my excel for some reason and what I did was thread the waste gate rod on both sides. I also then had a sleeve thread with the same threads and 2 lock nuts. Needless to say it worked pissa, and never had that problem again AND! I could boost a lot more with out a boost controller