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Close the wastegate?
TC23 Offline
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I was looking at the post of Reeves car and it writes:

extra spring on WG to hold it shut $1

Why would you close the wastegate? Did he do this to eliminate it, and substitute it for a blow-off valve and boost controller (w/ high boost)? Just wondering?


Glenn 88TC Offline
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I'm going to assume that he did that so the wastegate doesn't open till a higher boost level than stock.

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GaryS#2 Offline
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I guess he is putting more holding pressure to keep the waste gate shut and build/hold boost.
This is known as "running around on the waste gate" by turbo engineers.

The exhaust has to get out somewhere though as rpm increases, so usually a bigger turbine is recommended.
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