Is it normal for the waste gate valve to not seal up the valve seat 100% I have a turbo smart 45 hyper gate and after inspecting it i noticed that the valve doesn't completely close the opening, there is roughly an 1/8 inch gap. Heres a photo to clarify.
I don't have any experience with Turbosmart, but with the major manufacturers of internal wastegated turbos, I know there is a minute amount of leakage, but not 1/8" of gap kind of leakage. I would take that back to wherever you got it, because that doesn't seem right.
Thanks for the help guys! Especially Scott for the link, I had the valve seat but it was on the blow off valve v band. I guess the previous owner boxed it up with it like that. I installed it and it slipped into the waste gate perfectly sealing the valve seat.
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