So after carefully scrutinizing this thread, I am still kind of confused just on one small part of the procedure. The KIA TSB literature (posted in this thread) says that you just loosen the nut on the turbo side of the actuator rod and then simply rotate clockwise until desired voltage is read. However many in this thread say that both sides need to be loosened and "pushed?" What does pushed mean? Do both sides truly need to be loosened or can you get away with just loosing at the nut on the turbo side (as KIA recommends) and then rotating the rod clockwise? Also, to get an accurate voltage reading does everything need to be put back into place temporarily?
So I ended up doing it this morning and I believe the car is a bit more responsive than it was. I had crazy lag which I thought was normal before the adjustment but it seems as though it has shortened that lag. Also my BOV has become louderExcellent!
Thanks Jhall, and I assume you mean 4.15....lol. Hopefully I can get this done next week.So I ended up doing it this morning and I believe the car is a bit more responsive than it was. I had crazy lag which I thought was normal before the adjustment but it seems as though it has shortened that lag. Also my BOV has become louder
EDIT: When I posted this I was driving around town. I had a chance to get on it on the expressway on my home from work last night. It was about 64 degrees outside as well. I have to say it made a huge difference for me. It feels like the turbo spools quicker = decreased lag time. Prior to the adjustment my car would put me in my seat but not as harsh as I remember it being when I test drove a brand new SXL. After the adjustment that feeling is back for sure, it puts me in my seat a lot harder than it had before. I'm happy with the results... I was at 3.8 prior to the adjustment and brought her up to 41.5.
nah, we're still here my man. I've got mine set to 4.25 and it seems to be operating just fine. 4.22 ought to be good - i'd imagine that there is a small voltage tolerance for this that the ECU looks at - so people who freak out at a 10th of a volt are really just wasting their time IMO.Alright, So yeah I'm talking to myself at this point I realize LOL. But I just had to share the fact that after further reading up on this subject and even the OP of this very thread recommended 4.2 as the voltage to hit. Well I checked my car this morning stone cold and it was 4.14 so I figured lets shoot for 4.2. OMG! This has been the most grueling, tiresome pursuit I have done in a long long time!. Oh I could hit 4.31 or 4.11 ALL DAY LONG but anytime I got close to 4.2. I move the waste gate back and forth one cycle to make sure it was still good and it would be way off and not to mention when you try to turn those lock nuts down it might turn the shaft ever so slightly and be off again.
After several hours I finally got it to hit 4.22 and I'm sticking with that.
Thanks for the confirmation Asher!. I got to drive it a good bit tonight and it does feel a somewhat different I think. Before @ 4.59 volts there was this sorta like non boosted feeling down low and as you rolled easy on the throttle it would slowly get a bit faster and faster and then click. WOOSH!. like you pressed a button. ALso the pull didn't always feel that strong. Like the acceleration was surging a bit. All of that is gone now. It still has a bit of a low area down low that feels like you could actually leave a stop and stay out of boost no problem but if you roll into the throttle the power seems to blend in very nicely to full throttle and the pull just builds and builds and doesn't seem to surge. Perhaps surge is probably not the best word to describe it. Maybe more like it just wasn't full power in a sense before.nah, we're still here my man. I've got mine set to 4.25 and it seems to be operating just fine. 4.22 ought to be good - i'd imagine that there is a small voltage tolerance for this that the ECU looks at - so people who freak out at a 10th of a volt are really just wasting their time IMO.
I wish someone would come out with a waste gate conversion for this car - I've had to adjust mine three times over the past 12 months.