September 19, 2011 News

Manual Boost Controller Installation

Installation of a manual boost controller depends on the type and configuration of your turbo system. Below are the three most common ways of installing a Turbosmart Manual (Gated) Boost Controller.

INTERNAL WASTEGATE SETUP

• Allow the engine to cool down before installing your boost controller • Locate the pressure source port and the wastegate actuator port on the turbocharger assembly • Remove the factory boost control solenoid if fitted from the boost pressure supply port while leaving the solenoid connected to the ECU • Install your boost controller in the wastegate pressure line with the wastegate arrow pointing towards the wastegate actuator • If your wastegate actuator has additional ports, these will need to be blocked • Secure all silicone hose ends with hose clamps • Mount your boost controller bracket onto the vehicle, then attach the boost controller onto the bracket with the supplied screws • Make sure the boost dial is turned completely anti-clockwise before making adjustments.

EXTERNAL WASTEGATE SETUP

• Allow the engine to cool down before installing your boost controller • Locate the bottom port on the external wastegate and the pressure source port • Install the Boost Tee in the wastegate pressure line with the wastegate arrow pointing towards the bottom port on the wastegate • Secure all silicone hose ends with hose clamps • Mount your boost controller bracket onto the vehicle, then attach the boost controller onto the bracket with the supplied screws • Make sure the boost dial is turned completely anti-clockwise before making adjustments.

PARALLEL TWIN TURBO SETUP

• Allow the engine to cool down before installing your boost controller • Locate the wastegate actuator ports on both turbochargers and a pressure source port • Remove the factory boost control solenoid if fitted from the boost pressure supply line • Install your boost controller in the wastegate pressure line with the wastegate arrow pointing towards the wastegate actuators. • Be sure to keep the hoses joining the wastegate actuators at equal lengths • Secure all silicone hose ends with hose clamps • Mount your boost controller bracket onto the vehicle, then attach the boost controller onto the bracket with the supplied screws • Make sure the boost dial is turned completely anti-clockwise before making adjustments.

See the full range of Manual Boost Controllers here.