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Max boost 21psi w/o wastegate-- Normal?
I've done a few things to my 2000 F350 PSD-- DIY intake, muffler delete w/ stock exhaust, gauges, and recently disconnected and pluged the wastegate lines... deffinitly increased the boost, was seein' a max of about 16-17 psi at WOT, and the EGT never got over 1000, but now I'm up to a max of 21 psi, EGTs can hit 1050, but I gotta be pullin' hard...
I've heard that 22 psi is the magic number before defueling, and trouble codes. Don't think I've hit that yet...
I'm not sure if I should leave the wastegate unpluged... the "whoosh" I hear as the truck upshifts is not as smooth, and at times has a "chh-chh-chh" sound to it, where as it used to be smooth, 'air-being-released' sound... is this a problem? Am I hurting my motor/turbo?
Just looking for any feedback or input... Thanks!
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