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Offline SimonS2

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2008, 06:51:07 pm »
Owners' mistake ?
Shouldn't that be factory mistake as RS2 were factory fitted with Dunlop SP8000 245/40-17s on a 7.0" wide rim.
Curious given the S2 had 205's on a 7.5" rim...

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The pic of the LH front wheel shows an Advan A-046D ?
They were a pretty decent tyre, standard fitment on Evo VII's.

That particular Dunlop has been replaced but Dunlop and others still make tyres in 245/40-17.

And what was that about an external wastegate ?
Verboten under Land Transport rules.


As far as I understand things, that particular Dunlop fitted OK on 7" rims, but more modern 245 tyres will risk the bead pulling off the rim.

The wastegate is internal, and controlled by an actuator and an 'overide' spring. It's normal to wind the spring down to hold boost.

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« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2008, 06:52:53 pm »
Here is a plug in front of the airbox, shouldnt it be plugged into something?
Speaking of the airbox, it has a K&N replacement filter in it.





ANyone know what that plug is? It looks like it's around where the diverter valve sits.

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« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2008, 07:53:56 pm »
ANyone know what that plug is? It looks like it's around where the diverter valve sits.

well if you look directly to the Right of that plug there is your Boost Control Valve its supposed to be plugged in to that..

Offline rambo_005

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« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2008, 07:55:36 pm »
well if you look directly to the Right of that plug there is your Boost Control Valve its supposed to be plugged in to that..

That is what I saw also, but thought that may be too simple :D

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« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2008, 07:59:08 pm »
i think mr Oily is getting a External waste gate mixed up with a screamer pipe (ie a waste gate that vents direct to atmosphere without mufflering and not out the back of the car)


This is a external wastegate it is a flange fitted item i.e. not cast as part of the turbine housing


this is a internal wastegate a wastegate flap (usually a ceramic disc of sorts) is open/shut by a very small vaccum diphram actuator most modern factory turbo cars have these now (cost cutting space saving what ever)

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« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2008, 08:00:46 pm »
ANyone know what that plug is? It looks like it's around where the diverter valve sits.

my guess its been unplugged as someone has probably put a el cheapo bleed screw to make it boost higher... hrmmm

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« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2008, 08:03:11 pm »
Seems that way looking at how its cable tied out of the way.
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Re: My RS2
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2008, 10:22:56 am »
Yeah - the evidence seems to point to someone trying to play with the boost control: I think worst case scenario is that the wastegate valve ends up doing all the work. It would be worthwile taking a look at the boost profiles at high revs.

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2008, 10:51:30 am »
Yeah - the evidence seems to point to someone trying to play with the boost control: I think worst case scenario is that the wastegate valve ends up doing all the work. It would be worthwile taking a look at the boost profiles at high revs.

To do that I guess I need a boost gauge?

Also, where is the VAGCOM plug in the car?

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« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2008, 11:02:55 am »
I guess this is just a standard B4 question.
How do I get the window switch back into place? Do I have to take the whole door card off or does the door handle surround pop off to access it?


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« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2008, 11:03:58 am »
The front seats:



The out bolster needs to be repaired.

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« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2008, 11:07:26 am »
To do that I guess I need a boost gauge?

Good practice IMO to have one.
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« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2008, 11:10:29 am »
Good practice IMO to have one.

I guess, I just dont like them. I wonder why they didnt put one in from new?

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2008, 11:16:52 am »
you can put one in the air vent with a airvent pod or even one in the glove box that you can keep hidden and use for saftey reference sake!

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Re: My RS2
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2008, 11:39:45 am »
... where is the VAGCOM plug in the car?

The black and white sockets in fusebox LHS ... needs a RossTech adapter.  I can lend you mine if you like.