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    To all suby gurus! Im only boosting 6 psi..help!

    As the title states, im only boosting 6 psi. I recently replaced my stock td04 with an 06 td04 and now my car wont boost. I checked to see if my gauge was off. It wasnt. I checked to see of there were any leaks anywhere. There were none. I took the hose that conncts to the nipple on the wastegate actuator off and it spiked up hard. I didnt let it hit full boost but it felt better. The only other thing i can think of is the factory boost controler. Any ideas before i go to SOA?
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    I'm currently having the same problem; initial research indicates that the boost solenoid sometimes fails, and the usually results in the boost being limited to 6-7 psi. So I'm in the process of trying to source one; I'm hoping to get one this weekend. When I get one I'll let you know how it goes.
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    i figured out the problem. Its the wastegate pill. There is a small brass pill that restricts the airflow to the wastegate actuator. I replaced the hoses not knowing that the pill was in there. So i went to subaru, bought the pill and bam, my car is back! Thanks for your input though
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    When you replaced the turbo did you put the stock resistor pill in or not?

    Also it sounds like you are running off of wastegate pressure...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedlineWRX04
    i figured out the problem. Its the wastegate pill. There is a small brass pill that restricts the airflow to the wastegate actuator. I replaced the hoses not knowing that the pill was in there. So i went to subaru, bought the pill and bam, my car is back! Thanks for your input though
    Where is this pill located? Actually in the lines?
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    There's a diagram it's actually in one of the rubber lines I beleive cloests to the turbo.
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    Found it.... looks like mine is in place. Back to boost solenoid for me.
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