What is this wire too? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 03-22-2008, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
trentmc's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What is this wire too?

What is the red wire in the pic? what does it go to? what happens if I disconnect it? what does it benefit?
I have a 2000 PSD 4x4 and asked a guy at a diesel performance shop what i can do for HP and simple mods, and he said there is a red wire behind my turbo that i can disconnect. this is the only wire I could find but it seems to be a vaccum hose. Any help is appreciated.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	truck.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	63.5 KB
ID:	4339  
trentmc is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 03-22-2008, 06:48 PM
Doesn't Even Care

HVAC SuperTech's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Fletcher, NC
Posts: 18,045
Thanks: 105
Thanked 139 Times in 134 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yep thats it. just pull it off the actutor, and attach it to one of the intercooler boot clamp bolts on the end. That way you wont get any dirt in the vacume line. It will take away the normal functions of the wastegate, and it will spool longer, and eventually the spring will give in the wastegate and stop making boost. some people see 6-8 PSI more boost.

E99/CC/Lariat/Factory Wide Body Kit
"The Mistress"
Power Hungry Performance HYDRA Chip
Custom Tuned by Bill@PHP, Tony Wildman@Total Diesel Performance and Lars@Gearhead

D66 w/Dieselsite WW2, Full Force 250/100s, Adrenalin HPOP, Built Trans, Walbro Fuel Pump, S&B Intake, 6" Stacks, Leveling Kit, Eagle Alloy Wheels, 315/75/16 Grabber AT2s & Much More

HVAC SuperTech is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 03-22-2008, 09:46 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
bignasty250's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: san antonio, tx & long beach MS
Posts: 291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to bignasty250
so if you keep it unpugged it will make the wastgate stay closed thus causing no boost??? and what kind of bolt do i plug the hole with and how do imake it stay there?

bignasty250 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 03-22-2008, 10:49 PM
Powerstroke Techie

alabamafrog's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Huntsville/Arab alabama
Posts: 3,578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
All you do is put the red hose onto one of the bolts holding the inner cooler clamps on to keep it from wasting boost pressure. The valve is spring loaded shut and pressure from the red hose forces it open to bleed off excess boost. 94-97 trucks don't even have a wastegate, they are on 99-03 trucks, vans don't have them either. Some folks notice some difference with it disconnected.

***My Powerstroke Pics***
“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one” (T Paine)
Government cannot give anyone anything without stealing it from someone else. (A Frog)

alabamafrog is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome