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Old 03-11-2011, 01:18 PM
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wastegate question's please help working on it tommorow

on my 99 do i really need a waste gate???
if i remove it and plug the hole would it hurt anything .. codes?
the obs trucks never had a gate!! i dont plan on racing , pulling trailers and work truck.. and would like good gas milage... tommorw i'm putting a set of gauges in , new glow plugs, turbo wheel, pulling off pedistal and getting rid of rod and plugging that hole and new o-rings, removing intake heater and putting boost gauge there...
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:18 PM
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I have unplugged mine before (took the line off and stuck it on the intercooler clamp) I don't have a tuner. It will holeshot like mad but I can tell it quickly runs out of fuel. It just kind of falls off. The boost gauge in my truck only goes to 25 psi. It pegs instantly when you mash it but I don't know what the boost actually goes too. The boost gauge was in the truck when I bought it. Now, from work experences on other engines I know with proper fueling and wastegate problems you can overspool the turbo resulting in catastrophic failure. I only unhook mine for short periods when I want to have a little fun.
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:26 AM
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[QUOTE=mxfever090;2398158]


... with proper fueling and wastegate problems you can overspool the turbo resulting in catastrophic failure... QUOTE]

This.

I was talking to an x race team and all around savvy mechanic buddy that runs a performance shop about fooling the boost or maybe putting a Banks Big Head on mine and he said deactivating or retarding the function of a wastegate is a good way to find a piston in the oil pan.
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