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Hi,
I don't know if this is a stupid question or not, but I really don't know which pipe.

For our 1st gen mx6 stock turbo. which pipe do I use to install the boost controller?

I know there is one closer to the engine at the bottom, which has one end to the wastegate.

but there is another one closer to the radiator, which has one end close to the air outlet.

So which one is it?

thanks a lot
 

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stolen info lol

The image below is a view from the intake side of the turbocharger. The solenoid's function involves three hoses:

Hose #1 connects the boost solenoid to the turbocharger assembly.
Hose #2 connects the boost solenoid to the wastegate actuator.
Hose #3 connects the boost solenoid to the intake duct between the mass air flow sensor and the turbocharger.


Boost Solenoid

The boost solenoid is located just below the turbo inlet on the intake side. In the image below, the three hose connections as described above are labeled.



Solenoid is upside down compared

to actual mounting position.



Procedure

Disconnect hose #1 at the turbo and hose #2 at the wastegate actuator.

Cut off 1 foot of the 6' vacuum hose and cut it in half. Reconnect the two halves using the hose 'T' connector.

Attach the hose in place of the solenoid, connecting on end to the turbo and the other to the wastegate actuator.

Connect the third port of the 'T' connector to the rest of the vacuum hose and run it to a reachable area at the driver's seat.

Attach a valve at the end of the hose.

When adjusting the boost, open the valve only a very small amount at a time until the desired boost level is reached. Closing the valve completely returns the system to the standard boost level.

NOTE: If the boost does not increase much regardless of how much the valve is opened, then a larger valve may be needed.


NOTE: If you decide to remove the solenoid, make sure you plug up the hole in the intake tube where hose #3 connected to.




 

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So I don't need the Boost Solenoid anymore? Does the boost controller replace it?

I have a boost tee controller, and i dont understand how you can just connect the valve with one hose only.
 

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this is all i did,
take the old rubber hose off and connect one end of your new hose here



then join the other end of your new hose here



all done



now turn her up :)
 

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So you don't need the boost solenoid anymore?
Do you disconnect the electric plug from the boost solenoid as well?
 

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So I don't need the Boost Solenoid anymore? Does the boost controller replace it?

I have a boost tee controller, and i dont understand how you can just connect the valve with one hose only.
The boost controller you have purchased is just like a bleed valve, it lets the pressure vent out of the system thus not opening the actuator.
I E the actuator line has less pressure than actual system because essentially it has an introduced and variable leak
It takes the place of the T it will have a vent in it.
the one in the drawing is easier to install in the cabin,(only one air hose)but if you are mounting under the hood then just whack it in line from the turbo to the actuator and block off the one from the intake. job done!
 

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I’d just leave it electrically connected till you get your self an ecu mod like the woo chip or whatever.. You do know you will only be able to wind it up a we bit before the ecu cuts the power any way little then..


Still it’s a worthwhile and good improvement..
 
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