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Offline vwmk3jon

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actuator rod length....
« on: August 02, 2011, 10:25:51 pm »
Anyone know the length of a K03 actuator rod? Currently using a K03s item and been told its abit too short so need to order one.

Cheers ;)

Offline Max

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Re: actuator rod length....
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 03:33:02 pm »
Get a forge actuator :D

Offline vwmk3jon

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Re: actuator rod length....
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 08:05:03 pm »
It is a forge item but from a K03s so the rods a tad too short

Offline cheys03

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Re: actuator rod length....
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 09:23:21 pm »
 ???

Erm....That sounds a bit bonkers to me. So far as I know Forge don't make one for a 'K03s' (which technically doesn't exist)...
Is it definitely meant for an A4/Passat?

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Re: actuator rod length....
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 09:28:50 am »
K03s is physically the same as a k03

Offline Andy

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Re: actuator rod length....
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 06:05:22 pm »
Actuator for a Passat/Audi longitudinally mounted K03 is what you want. Am wondering whether the one you've got is from a transverse engined application like a Golf, as Forge list different parts.

Offline vwmk3jon

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Re: actuator rod length....
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 07:06:30 pm »
Maybe Andy.
All i know is what ive been told and that is i need to wind the rod out abit as its most likely holding the wastegate open for slightly too long reducing power but as its the wrong rod i cant!

Offline Andy

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Re: actuator rod length....
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 07:31:54 pm »
What you've been told is guff. Shorter rod (i.e. more pre-tension in the actuator spring) means more boostings.

Offline cheys03

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Re: actuator rod length....
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2011, 09:03:48 pm »
And you'll be surprised at the difference it will make! I was struggling to make decent boost until Andy advised me how to adjust the rod.

Recently I've tightened my rod ;) a few turns more, and although max boost is the same at ~10psi it now boosts better (probably earlier) and drives nicer than it did before. A few more turns will up the boost to 15psi, but it's great to drive at 10psi - good, smooth power throughout the range.

Offline Andy

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Re: actuator rod length....
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2011, 09:37:04 pm »
Can't beat a nice tight rod...

Offline youngprodigys

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Re: actuator rod length....
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2011, 01:38:58 pm »
or a nice tight hole lol

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Re: actuator rod length....
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2011, 02:48:40 pm »
I think i prefer the tight hole..im starting to worry about u andy..come to think about it poor jezbian was makign some strange noises inbetween you and yoof in that tent!

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Re: actuator rod length....
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2011, 06:14:00 pm »
Jez would sleep through anything- even snores from me!