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            BD Diesel Wastegate Actuator

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            BD Diesel Wastegate Actuator Review

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            • Performance 5
            • Ease to Use/Intallation 4
            • Quality 3
            • Price 4
            Overall Rating 4.0

            Is your ride's wastegate actuator completely seized? Does it refuse to function even if you've tried every quick fix you know like lubricating all ends and moving the long rod by hand? It may be high time for you to get a replacement for that particular component.

            Since this is an important part of your vehicle's turbocharger, it would be a big mistake if you'll gamble on your next turbo charger wastegate actuator. We're here to help you make an informed decision during your purchase. We've been using the BD Diesel wastegate actuator in our ride for a while now, and we'd love to share with you how it performs.

            Features

            • Sold as a kit
            • Made from stainless steel to prevent corrosion
            • Kit inclusions: temperature-resistant Nomex diaphragm, spring, and jam locking nut

            The upside

            • With the installation of this wastegate actuator, we no longer experience engine pinking, which seemed to have bothered us for like several weeks before we finally had enough time to do thorough troubleshooting and found out that the culprit is our stock actuator.
            • We were particularly impressed by the actuator's ability in holding the wastegate fully closed, which is really vital until our turbocharger reached the higher boost level.
            • It may be too early to gauge how durable it is, but with its capability in resisting pressure and keeping the wastegate closed regardless of the rise in pressure, we can say that this actuator is really up to scratch, and it surely won't give up on us anytime soon. It also spared us from using bigger spring in the actuator, which in turn warrants bigger actuator diaphragm just to override the heavier spring. Simply put, this BD Diesel product saved us from resorting to a much complicated solution.

            The downside

            • Installation can a bit tricky for people who aren't familiar with a turbocharger. We suggest that DIY installation should only be carried out by those who have enough know-how about the said system.

            Therefore, we say...

            In our case, this BD Diesel wastegate actuator does its job pretty well. It got rid of engine pinking and is just so efficient in holding the wastegate closed. We performed the installation smoothly because it's been years since we've got a turbocharger in our truck, so we're kind of familiar with the ins and outs of such system, but we think that mounting it in place can be a bit complicated for people with not much understanding of how a turbocharger works.

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