Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 14:17:36 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: Never buy S/H cars with a hangover!

In article <415334a9$>, says... > I have > checked the actuator rod; it is in place and appears to be reasonably > sensibly adjusted (about 10mm of screw thread showing). > The actuator rod needs to stretch about 3mm when you attach it to the wastegate on the turbo. that preloads it and stops it from being open too early. If you take it off (remove the clips and slip it off the turbo it should move a little shorter as the diaphram pulls it back). Diaphrams do weaken with time, so it may need adjusting. I was lucky on my 900, once the locknut was open, it adjusted quite easily. hold the rod and hold it against where it should slip onto the stud on the turbo. It should be about 3mm too short until you gently pull it toward (may take some force but a smooth pull not a sharp jerk) the stud and it slips over. If it fits easily without pulling, the wastegate has be altered, and needs the rod adjusting shorter. -- The poster formerly known as Skodapilot.

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