Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
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"A wastegate is a valve that diverts exhaust gases away from the turbine wheel in a turbocharged engine system. Diversion of exhaust gases regulates the turbine speed, which in turn regulates the rotating speed of the compressor. The primary function of the wastegate is to regulate the maximum boost pressure in turbocharger systems, to protect the engine and the turbocharger."
The 7.3 WGs seem to be fairly weak, and can open up before they are designed too. And since most ppl wanted to be cheap with these trucks, they would take them off thinking they got more boost, and they might've.
The problem you could run into, modded of course, is that you boost too high and damage things.
2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
330,000 + miles