what could be the problem to my 1991 mr2 turbo?

Asked by Sep 25, 2012 at 04:03 AM about the 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-bar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i cant redline anymore on my mr2 sw20 turbo...sometime my turbo would spool n there will be no power to my engine..feel as if it is just sucking in air n its not going into the engine

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Black smoke while doing this or not? If yes, probably a leak between the intake and the throttlebody. Check all vacuum lines. The way you describe it, it seem to be a clogged open wastegate (the are internal inside the turbo). Could be aslo a stuck open blow-off valve if it's cheap or a bad MAF (Manifold Air Flow) MAF are getting stuck sometimes. If you're engine Speed cut when the boost comes on it's probably because you have a bad/faulty boost pressure sensor. The 3SGTE is set to hit a fuel cut at around 12psi. So if you installed a manual boost controler without a fuel cut defencer to trick the fuel management system, it will cause your engine to kinda Stop to protect it and you'll regain power when safe boost pressure is reached. You'll get a check engine for that, Code 35 I beleive if I remember.

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