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Old 04-27-2007, 03:19 AM   #1
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I have crack. In my turbo. Exhaust side, in the scroll, behind the bolt-on piece that holds the internal wastegate. Decent size, maybe an inch on one side and another one slightly shorter about 180* opposite across the exhaust hole.

Could this cause a surging / temporary boost cut under boost? Feels like a gorilla is alternately pushing/pulling the car, but this happens only when it's warmed up.

I have been thinking that it's the OD clutch sliping in the M46, but I don't want to replace the trans if I don't have to.

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Old 04-27-2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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These housings do commonly crack around the wastegate hole area. I would think that if the crack is leaking enough it would reduce the boost you generate not cause surging. That sounds like something else like fuel issues from weak intank pump, air leaks under boost or some other problem. How high is the boost set? You may just be hitting the fuel cut of the overboost switch if you have a mbc set to high or it's spiking.
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Old 04-27-2007, 01:32 PM   #3
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I recently replaced my cracked turbo (exhaust hsg.) I didn't have any driveability issues at that time however once I looked inside I could see significant internal erosion.

The new / used turbo really "woke up" the ol' dog. ('87 745) I assume the internal clearances were too great as I could never get over 5 psi boost even with wastegate completely shortened up!

I'm now running around 8 psi but probably won't go any higher since the engine has 455,000 miles.
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:23 PM   #4
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These housings do commonly crack around the wastegate hole area..
The crack isn't on the wastegate piece - it's on the snailshell part where the wastegate piece bolts on

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I would think that if the crack is leaking enough it would reduce the boost you generate not cause surging.
That's what I thought too - just wanted to make sure.

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That sounds like something else like fuel issues from weak intank pump, air leaks under boost or some other problem. How high is the boost set? You may just be hitting the fuel cut of the overboost switch if you have a mbc set to high or it's spiking.
Could be intank pump- I'll check that this weekend.

Boost is set to 12-13 PSI (barely above stock, I know) I disconnected the overboost switch and it still had the same problem, so I reconnected it. I also know I'm not collapsing my intake hose since it is now almost covered in hose clamps.
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:38 PM   #5
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I pulled mine off and I have the same cracks, they are over an inch long and all the way through, i'll let you know how it feels after I put the new one on. I just have to reclock it and its ready to go
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