Originally Posted by Bubbles
Be careful fellas. I hate to crash the party, but this is not a long term solution.
I suspect you may be required to continually "adjust" the wastegate to keep up with the failing actuator and eventually you'll run out of thread.
However, it is a good temporary solution.
I disagree with this.
The reason that was told to me by a very knowledgable BMW technician (just in case you're reading the thread
)is that the rod actually loosens over time by itself.
So, I will bet you that when my car starts ticking again, it will be close to the same position where it was before I adjusted it.
Also, just to let you guys know, I drove to work this morning and the wastegates are working perfectly!
Just before I went into work, I stopped at the gas station and reved it a couple times just so I can hear just the engine