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so i just installed my new te-44 and it is taking a very long time to build boost. in 1st and 2nd it can only muster up about 5psi and when i keep on it in 3rd it takes a really long time but eventually goes up to 15 psi at which point i have to let off because i am getting a few degs of retard. my FP is good and i dont have anhy exhaust leaks or leaks in the intake plumping. any thoughts? it has the stock stall converter and i know this turbo would be better with something like a 2700-2800 stall but i thought it would be better than this?!?!
 

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the turbo is fine with the stock converter.. does your turbo have a bored out puck hole? check for vac leaks?
 

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what do ya have for a downpipe ??
 

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make sure the puck is fully covering the wastegate hole when the puck is closed
 

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What is this puck supposed to look like?? I went for another boot and I can get up to 10 psi in second gear if I stay on it long enough. The downpipe is stock and now that you mention it I think I remeber the hole on the new turbo being bigger so the puck might be too small maybe??
 

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I think I remeber the hole on the new turbo being bigger so the puck might be too small maybe??
that could be the problem.
 

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The downpipe is stock and now that you mention it I think I remeber the hole on the new turbo being bigger so the puck might be too small maybe??
yes. same problem i had with my car. and i'll bet its a real slow build on the boost
 

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Looks like it's time for a downpipe or one of those RJC wastegate plate things.
 

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RJC sells an oversize puck kit as well but I'm not 100% sure you can use it on the stock elbow?
 

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Update?
 

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there is a Y fitting for the turbo vac lines, they are inverted, switch them around from the part of the Y with 2 fittings... I had this same problem.
 

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so it turns out that it is the wastegate puck so i ordered the plate from rjc that i can drill my own wastegate hole and use my stock puck. the temperatures this weekend were up to 32 degrees but with the humidity it felt like 45 and in traffic my coolant temp was reaching over 200degrees and even hit 225 at one point but luckily the road opened up and it got back down to 180 at a cruise. i think its time to get my rad re-cored and change the thermostat
 
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