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post #1 of 4 Old 01-16-2013, 05:51 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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somethings up with my wastegate i think?

i warm my truck up in the morning 15-20 mins, for the first 10-15 mins i drive when at light thottle its like my waste gate or something closes the exhuast off, then let off thottle it opens back up, then over 1/4 thottle it never does it but cruising 45 in 6th it does it alot its just very annoying

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-16-2013, 06:11 PM
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you could manually open your ebpv and use some wire to hold it in place then you won't have to worry about it.

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Exhaust Back Pressure Valve. Winter Operation, Hard Starting, Hissing Sound Etc...

You could unplug or delete it.

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The waste gate doesn't have to do with cutting the exhaust off. It's function is to let exhaust around the turbo so as to prevent it from spinning too fast/creating too much boost. The other posts answered your actual issue but I wanted to throw some info out there.


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