The K04 turbo I have is essentially a throw away unit. I can buy a brand new one for just a little more. The smoke in the exhaust is actually because the turbo is getting too much oil pressure. I have a restrictor on the way.Grats on completion. Might want to research a local turbo rebuild shop. It's really not that expensive.
I had to reconfigure some of the piping between my intercooler and my MAF sensor. I had a steep 90* bend just before the MAF housing, and it was causing some really erratic MAF readings. I have that all straightened out now, and it runs better. Just awaiting a new tune file from Tom, then I should be able to take it around the block!
The turbo whistle sound on this open downpipe makes me giggle like a schoolgirl... Hopefully that won't go away much once I get it over to the exhaust shop.
I'll post videos later when I have access to my other computer!