Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maineville, OH
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Turbo Surge Question?
OK...by the threads I've been reading on here I am pretty sure I just experienced a bit of turbo surge. Am I correct?
I just towed my boat 2300 miles round trip to Florida and back. My boat is an estimated 6K to 7K. When running about 70 mph and pulling a decent grade in high gear, the boost would build up and a few times I would hear like a studdering noise from the turbo. A few times I saw the boost gauge needle flutter ever so slightly. If I would donshift it would go away. When it would happen I would just back off the throttle a bit and it would stop.
If so I am leaning towards the ATS housing. Yeah I've read that the wicked wheel will cure this but housing seems to be an easier and maybe a better fix.
Also as a side note, the most boost I get is 20 psi acording to my gauge. Does that sound about right?
You can see my mods in my signature. Thanks
2003 F350 Lariat Crew Cab 8' Bed 4X4 7.3 PSD
4" Pro Comp Lift
MotoMetal 951's W/Toyo MT 35X12.50's
Power Hungry FU Chip
ITP 4" Ported Compressor Housing
4" Turbo Back Exhaust Straight Pipe
S&B Air Intake W/Zoodad mod
Pillar Gauges: Boost, Trans Temp, Exhaust Temp
6.0 Trans. Cooler
Recon smoked cab light lenses
LineX Bed Liner
Last edited by OHBandit; 06-18-2009 at 11:30 AM.