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Old 04-03-2007, 06:16 PM
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Where's my wastegate????

i have a 96er. it's as bone stock as you can get. i keep hearing people talking about disconnecting their wastegate. i was told that it's located near the turbo on the driver's side. i can't find it. please help if you can.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:17 PM
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The old trucks do not have wastegates.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:25 PM
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interesting, a couple years back, my truck was in the shop and my mechanic said he played with the wastegate in order to help diagnose what was wrong.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:30 PM
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Not good

The OBS (old body style) trucks only have an exhaust back pressure valve on the outlet of the turbine. It is only for warm-up in cold weather. It only closes when the engine is cold. A waste-gate relieves exhaust pressure when boost gets too high, but the injectors are so small, and turbine housing so large, high boost is not achievable in the old 7.3's. Therefore no waste-gate was used.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:32 PM
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Dont worry I can't find mine either.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:50 PM
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sssooo, how do i increase my boost without a bigger turbo??
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:55 PM
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More fuel, either by a chip, or bigger nozzles.
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:33 PM
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A Quick spool housing works well with a chip or tuner.
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:44 PM
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boost isn't everything! Keep in mind a good intake and exhaust is a good start! more is better, but boost creates heat
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