PapaSmurf2k3 wrote:How do you know your wastegate is opening?
The only 2 ways I can think of by the way you're describing it is if:
1: you're on a dyno and can actually LOOK at the wastegate as you drive (to see it open)
2: You have a screamer pipe and can actually HEAR the wastegate open.
Try putting a tougher spring in there... but for your engine's sake, get some injectors and a tune first!