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I decided to bite the bullet and purchase/install the Hahn Racecraft Super 20G Turbo Upgrade. Got all of the parts in Monday, less the tuning cable (showed up Tues) and dropped it and the car off at the local Pontiac Service Center for the installation. The technician was excited about performing the installation and said he was going through the installation instructions that night.

Tuesday he got the stock Turbo off and attached the new turbo to the engine but that's where things started going south. The waste gate solenoid rubs against the frame, the intake pipe doesn't reach the air intake, the water line doesn't reach, and he's not sure how to finish the blow off valve connections.

Both he and I have left voice mail and sent email to Hahn Racecraft and neither of us has received a reply. In the meantime my car is taking up lift space and my man-hours bill is mounting. I stopped by today and loaded up the tune that Hahn had provided but we're pretty much at a dead stand still until my Tech gets to speak with Hahn Technical Support.

They were very responsive and great help 5 or 6 years ago when I installed the Hahn IC, but I guess times have changed. Must be backlogged with work.

Anyone have any suggestions on the installation?:willy:
 

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Since I had a Solo Performance High Flow CAT on the car I needed a new gasket. Left voice mail with them tonight and they just called back and are going to overnight me one. Kudos for Solo and one less straw on the camel's back.

My problem is that I will be out of the area for the next week, so I won't be around to work out any more issues. I gotta quit doing this!
 

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Is the solenoid on a bracket? Try bending it.
If the intake pipe is short get a piece of pipe and use some couplers to hold it together. Try to find a hydraulic shop and they'll make you a new line on the spot.

There's a reason you shouldn't go to a dealer to install aftermarket parts, because if something doesn't fit they don't know what to do.
 

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There's a reason you shouldn't go to a dealer to install aftermarket parts, because if something doesn't fit they don't know what to do.
That is so true, I could never imagine my boss letting me tell a customer that I'm not sure how this is routed, or I don't know how to do something.

If it's more than just bolting on parts, or something they can't call the gm techline with, they are lost

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There's a reason you shouldn't go to a dealer to install aftermarket parts, because if something doesn't fit they don't know what to do.
Understood, but I live in a rural area with little in the way of mechanics experienced with Solstices. That and the dealership said they would apply the $302 of labor they charged to diagnose nothing to the install.

There are always reasons & excuses for the path that you've taken, but the bottom line is that you get what you pay for I guess.:cryin:
 

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Post this up on the Sky forum. Bill's wife (SkyBaby) frequents there, she should be able to twist arms! Maybe even just PM her.
 

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Post this up on the Sky forum. Bill's wife (SkyBaby) frequents there, she should be able to twist arms! Maybe even just PM her.
Thanks for the suggestion! It's a touchy situation as I don't want to piss him off and get no support at all, but then that's kinda where I'm at anyway.
 

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It turns out that Bill Jr was out for most of the week. When he got back he and my mechanic hooked up and apparently got everything settled. I pick up the car today, but the labor was ~$1300. Ouch!
 
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