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?
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.
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.
97 F250 4 door shortbed, E4OD
Kingpin Dana 60
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..