1. Should the wastegate move when in the closed position? Video attached, if possible. Can't see a video but it sits open. It sits about where ever.Still have the oil pan off, NAPA incorrectly told me that it was an RTV seal, so now I'm waiting on parts. I will get you a measurement when I get some oil in it.
2. Will holding the actuator arm closed and setting voltage and running adaptation tell the actuator to hold the wastegate closed? If it hasn't been touched before it should already be set. If it isn't sitting in the 3.5v range at idle it is probably going bad.
3. Can I buy only the wastegate actuator if I don't need a new turbo? Yes.
4. Anyone in the Northern Virginia area that isn't a dealer who you'd recommend look at it? It's new to me, so I'm not sure what's been done to it, I replaced the clutch and someone put on a solid flywheel, ECS Tuning Clutch Bleeder, and it looks like aftermarket downtube also.