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Old 01-23-2013, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright so I'm wondering if I can add a turbo with a wastegate to my truck, I'm currently just running my stock turbo which is non wastegated. Will adding this affect my engine temp? Will I need a better intake?
Or would it just be better to keep a non wastegated turbo on it?
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All the wastegate does is limit top end boost. I think at one time you could get a wastegate housing, but I guess I don't see the point. What do you hope it will do or help with?
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Well, to be honest.. newer trucks have them so i thought it would be an upgrade. Doesnt it help build boost faster? right now i feel like i have no boost so i was looking into the turbo, going to pull it off and either rebuild or replace it here soon.
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Before you do that check the Up-pipes for soot deposits at the connections and tighten all Intake clamps...It can also be the o-ring between the Turbo Outlet and the Wye intake...Do you have a guage ?
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Newer trucks have them because they have more fuel than the turbo can take. A variable vane turbo will spool faster, but all a wastegate does is dump exhaust at a pre set boost level, effectively limiting boost no matter how much more fuel you add. A 1.0 or .84 intake housing will spool faster. I'll second the gauge. Cheap and easy to install. Should see 17 or so lbs max.
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Before you do that check the Up-pipes for soot deposits at the connections and tighten all Intake clamps...It can also be the o-ring between the Turbo Outlet and the Wye intake...Do you have a guage ?
The "Up Pipes" are on the backside of the turbo by the firewall correct? In this instance i would be looking for a boost leak right?
Gauges, i dont have any yet... i was contemplating just boost or if i should go all out and get a set..
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Yes they are...look for soot stains at the connections....Not a boost leak but an exhaust leak..boost leaks are on the Intake side....( on Top of the engine)
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