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LegacyGTurbo 05-10-2013 07:53 PM

The LGT Wagon is back (BNR Turbo installed)
Woohoo!!!! Got my LGT wagon back and its up and running! :spin:

It's yet to be tuned and won't be tuned until mid week next week. with that said, a few questions arises.

Is it safe for me to drive without a tune? If so, what are my limitations and how far should i stay/go from home?

Since the new BNR turbo installation, Is it normal to smell and see some smoke from the tail pipe?

would appreciate it if yall can help me out again.


05pearl 05-10-2013 08:12 PM

If you have to drive, stay out of boost...

jasejase 05-10-2013 08:12 PM

stay out of boost at the very least...

it's not very safe to drive without a tune for your modifications, especially at 'stage 3.' You should have worked with a tuner before the build, and obtained a base/safe map to upload before your actual tune takes place.

i dont recall any smoke from the tailpipe after my build... it could be a result of your car not being tuned, or maybe even some oil coatings burning off on some newly installed parts and pieces.

lingling1337 05-10-2013 08:20 PM

^what he said. stay well out of boost and you can probably drive short distances. Really not safe without a tune though. No way to tell which problems are mechanical and which are tune related as long as you're on the stock map.

LegacyGTurbo 05-10-2013 08:27 PM

My setup is very basic. Pretty much bone stock if you might say.

It was mainly just the TD05 16G BNR turbo and the new oil line from infamous.

LegacyGTurbo 05-10-2013 08:31 PM

How can i stay out of boost when My LGT is automatic?

If I'm correct, turbo boost kicks in at certain RPM. Is that correct?

jasejase 05-10-2013 08:56 PM

The car typically needs to be under load to produce boost. That's the short version of it.

wurkenman 05-10-2013 11:27 PM

If you changed your boost control solenoid, do NOT drive it. If not you should be OK for very easy driving. Don't really need to say it again, but stay out of any real boost.

Max Capacity 05-11-2013 06:37 AM

It's just a 16g, its not much different then stock.

Take it easy on the car until tuned.

I drove my vf52 a hour to the dyno, most of it highway, like others said, drive it easy, low boost won't hurt it.

LegacyGTurbo 05-11-2013 08:32 AM

I know its bad for the car without a tune. but Worst case scenario, what would happen to the car if you go without a tune?

dudeondacouch 05-11-2013 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by LegacyGTurbo (Post 4426449)
I know its bad for the car without a tune. but Worst case scenario, what would happen to the car if you go without a tune?

Worst case scenario: Meteors come down from outer space and smash your car into a pile of scrap with tiny pieces of your stupids scattered everywhere.

MasAyinde 05-11-2013 09:28 AM

Or check out this guy's tune and copy/paste appropriate areas and flash it to your car. It won't be perfect, but it should at least be driveable until you get a tune. I would copy all of the timing, WGDC, and boost tables.

Even after you do that, DON'T push the car

iNVAR 05-11-2013 06:06 PM

Uh how much smoke are you getting?

LegacyGTurbo 05-11-2013 06:34 PM

Because of the excessive oil that got into the exhaust system, it's burning all that out from the tailpipe. You can really see it and smell it if you push the car. I'll give it a week worth of driving to see if it all burns off. I'll give the update.

LegacyGTurbo 05-11-2013 06:37 PM

And by the way I got my car tuned today! Woohoo!

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