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Old February 18th, 2012, 16:23   #1
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Default Bubble gum and bailing wire fix.........

Ok today I found that the mount for my turbo charger servo is corroded and broken at 135k miles. It seams that the vains are moving freely. I can move the servo connecting rod and vains about 5/16". It looks like the turbo and servo are an integral unit and can't be replaced separately so how about a Mcgiver fix? The mount is broken so why couldn't I use some stainless steel safety wire and secure the servo without spending the money on a rebuild turbo???
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Old February 18th, 2012, 17:01   #2
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You are correct to a point about one unit. You can't purchase them seperatly. Best bet is to find a used actuator here and then make sure you run a belly pan to keep the crap out.

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Old February 18th, 2012, 17:19   #3
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Try the private forsale/wtb section.

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Old February 19th, 2012, 15:29   #4
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Thanks for the input guys. I keep the stock engine cover on the bottom.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 16:20   #5
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My safety wire idea didn't work. I secured the servo with wire so that it barely moves. Nothing touching the control rod. My car still goes into limp mode. Oh well.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 16:33   #6
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You can try a modified garret actuator and see if it works.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 16:51   #7
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Bubble gum and bailing wire?

I would think a cross between Rube Goldberg and MacGyver may hold some promise... for instance... a set of pulleys running from the accelerator pedal designed to provide a small time delay between a request for power and the opening of the turbo vane mechanism... of course, that delay should be eliminated for any negative (deceleration) request...

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Old February 20th, 2012, 17:15   #8
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ymz---pretty good thanks.
turbocharged798---someone else suggested the Garret actuator from boraautoparts.com-looks like I will have to improvise the mount and connector rod, is that all there is to it?

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