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[QUOTE=Rasta Monsta;5521698]Since we are splitting hairs, air is being drawn in, due to the car being in gear, moving, and on WOT.

But, as I said above, the best protection is periodic refresh of the wastegate diaphragm and careful monitoring of the control line.[/QUOTE]

Yes, OK, I can agree on all your points. But (there's always a but, and this is where the true hair splitting resides) if you've ever experienced the shutdown, after screaming WTF!?! the very first human reaction is to take your foot off the gas and stuff in the clutch. So, the throttle body will be closed at that point. And with remaining residual fuel pressure in the fuel distributor and no (little) air flowing into the engine with the TB closed, the fuel metering arm will return to rest and the metering plate will close off any air flow upstream of the TB as well.

In summary, as you said: Keep everything in good condition to start with and don't worry the small stuff.

This would best be further debated over a couple of beers
Mark H. 1987 930, GP White, Wevo shifter, Borla exhaust, stock everything else. The result of a massive Pelicanite good will fire recovery effort. Truely an open book, ready for the slippery slopes to modification.
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