Please don’t take this as me being a dick. It was 295 on eBay because it’s most definitely a fake and that is the issue with it sealing. Most of the copy’s have inferior machining or parts that lead to these issuesThis is a Turbosmart Pro-gate 50. Not cheap, (550.00) but purchased on Ebay for cheap.(295.00).
As I struggle to find the cause as to why this thing isn’t working right, I have to “assume” certain things..
I assumed that the inlet flange I was using on the S pipe was generic..I was wrong. The flange is specific...in order to even get it to go together, it has to be the right one. ( meaning that I have the right flange now).
The flange that I was using to do my test where the valve seat wouldn’t make contact was generic (wrong)...in other words that flange that is coming today will be exactly like the one currently on the S pipe.
Which will bring me right back around to why won’t this thing seal properly.