Wastegate actuator red vacuum tube - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
Keyboard Thug
 
Big Bore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,855
Wastegate actuator red vacuum tube

So after talking with David last week I checked to see if the red tube was connected and there it was in place, so on the advice of a friend I disconnected it and placed it over one of the IC boot clamp bolts. Hopefully I will see some top end boost gains. Previous boost was limited at 25-28psi. If that doesnt help I'll just wire the dang thing shut. Not trying for 60 psi, but would definately like to be over 30psi.

99 F250 4x4 SC SB Eats 6.0's


Quote:
Originally Posted by !!!PainTrain!!! View Post
I'm not saying the 7.3 is god's gift to diesel either. But atleast when a CPS goes out you can change it on the side of the road. I don't know about you but I'm running out of places in my glove box to store injectors, head studs, new heads, up pipes, fuel pumps, ficms, and a lift to remove the cab.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big Bore is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Twilightzone
Posts: 7,764
Re: Wastegate actuator red vacuum tube

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Bore View Post
So after talking with David last week I checked to see if the red tube was connected and there it was in place, so on the advice of a friend I disconnected it and placed it over one of the IC boot clamp bolts. Hopefully I will see some top end boost gains. Previous boost was limited at 25-28psi. If that doesnt help I'll just wire the dang thing shut. Not trying for 60 psi, but would definately like to be over 30psi.
Fwiw, it's a pressure signal line, not a vacuum line.
Charles is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 04:15 PM
2010 BOB Points Runner up
 
Dieselfever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Beaverlick, KY
Posts: 2,300
Send a message via AIM to Dieselfever Send a message via Yahoo to Dieselfever Send a message via Skype™ to Dieselfever
Re: Wastegate actuator red vacuum tube

This is on the '99 in your sig? I have a guy local that bought a used 38R and with some S175/30% it would top out at 27-28 psi. I even went and shortend the wastegate rod up as short as it would to where I could put it back on the pin and it didn't change.

There was a small exhaust leak I fixed and went back and made sure everthing was lined up and not leaking and now it will do 31-32psi but that's it. And EGT's don't seem near as low as they should be, but that might be the wonderful design of the splitshot that he didn't want to convert from.

-Michael

Michael

1997 F350: Regular cab XLT, 7.3L PSD, 5 speed, 4x4, 3.55 - Some Stuff
2000 F350: Crew Cab, Lariat, 7.3L PSD, 6 speed, 4x4, 3.73 - More Stuff
2001 VW Golf: 4 door, GLS, 1.9L TDi, 5 speed - Darn near makes fuel!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dieselfever is offline  
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
Keyboard Thug
 
Big Bore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,855
Re: Wastegate actuator red vacuum tube

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dieselfever View Post
This is on the '99 in your sig? I have a guy local that bought a used 38R and with some S175/30% it would top out at 27-28 psi. I even went and shortend the wastegate rod up as short as it would to where I could put it back on the pin and it didn't change.

There was a small exhaust leak I fixed and went back and made sure everthing was lined up and not leaking and now it will do 31-32psi but that's it. And EGT's don't seem near as low as they should be, but that might be the wonderful design of the splitshot that he didn't want to convert from.

-Michael
Hmmmm.

99 F250 4x4 SC SB Eats 6.0's


Quote:
Originally Posted by !!!PainTrain!!! View Post
I'm not saying the 7.3 is god's gift to diesel either. But atleast when a CPS goes out you can change it on the side of the road. I don't know about you but I'm running out of places in my glove box to store injectors, head studs, new heads, up pipes, fuel pumps, ficms, and a lift to remove the cab.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big Bore is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 04:36 PM
2010 BOB Points Runner up
 
Dieselfever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Beaverlick, KY
Posts: 2,300
Send a message via AIM to Dieselfever Send a message via Yahoo to Dieselfever Send a message via Skype™ to Dieselfever
Re: Wastegate actuator red vacuum tube

I also pressure checked the charged air pipes and cooler to 30 psi on that truck and all was fine.

-Michael

Michael

1997 F350: Regular cab XLT, 7.3L PSD, 5 speed, 4x4, 3.55 - Some Stuff
2000 F350: Crew Cab, Lariat, 7.3L PSD, 6 speed, 4x4, 3.73 - More Stuff
2001 VW Golf: 4 door, GLS, 1.9L TDi, 5 speed - Darn near makes fuel!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dieselfever is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
Keyboard Thug
 
Big Bore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,855
Re: Wastegate actuator red vacuum tube

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dieselfever View Post
I also pressure checked the charged air pipes and cooler to 30 psi on that truck and all was fine.

-Michael
Hmm, I borrowed a real slick pressure tester from Pocket last week, no chance to use it yet. I'm pretty sure I dont have a boost leak. Bellowed uppies are good, and fixed the EBPV tube leak, so no exhaust leaks. BTW, a BD exhaust brake is an excellent exhaust leak detector.

99 F250 4x4 SC SB Eats 6.0's


Quote:
Originally Posted by !!!PainTrain!!! View Post
I'm not saying the 7.3 is god's gift to diesel either. But atleast when a CPS goes out you can change it on the side of the road. I don't know about you but I'm running out of places in my glove box to store injectors, head studs, new heads, up pipes, fuel pumps, ficms, and a lift to remove the cab.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big Bore is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 06:01 PM
I make smut cry
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,533
Re: Wastegate actuator red vacuum tube

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dieselfever View Post
This is on the '99 in your sig? I have a guy local that bought a used 38R and with some S175/30% it would top out at 27-28 psi. I even went and shortend the wastegate rod up as short as it would to where I could put it back on the pin and it didn't change.

There was a small exhaust leak I fixed and went back and made sure everthing was lined up and not leaking and now it will do 31-32psi but that's it. And EGT's don't seem near as low as they should be, but that might be the wonderful design of the splitshot that he didn't want to convert from.

-Michael
I can do 42lbs. I have my gate set at 30lbs.

Cowboy Steve
Powerstroked162 is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
Keyboard Thug
 
Big Bore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,855
Re: Wastegate actuator red vacuum tube

Quote:
Originally Posted by Powerstroked162 View Post
I can do 42lbs. I have my gate set at 30lbs.

Cowboy Steve
What injectors?

99 F250 4x4 SC SB Eats 6.0's


Quote:
Originally Posted by !!!PainTrain!!! View Post
I'm not saying the 7.3 is god's gift to diesel either. But atleast when a CPS goes out you can change it on the side of the road. I don't know about you but I'm running out of places in my glove box to store injectors, head studs, new heads, up pipes, fuel pumps, ficms, and a lift to remove the cab.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big Bore is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 07:58 PM
I make smut cry
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,533
Re: Wastegate actuator red vacuum tube

180's

Cowboy Steve
Powerstroked162 is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 08:24 PM
2010 BOB Points Runner up
 
Dieselfever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Beaverlick, KY
Posts: 2,300
Send a message via AIM to Dieselfever Send a message via Yahoo to Dieselfever Send a message via Skype™ to Dieselfever
Re: Wastegate actuator red vacuum tube

That's what has me, some guys with 160-180cc injectors can swing the piss outta these things and others are lucky to break 30. Granted every truck is different and things come into play like specific nozzle, trans, gearing, and Altitude.

-Michael

Michael

1997 F350: Regular cab XLT, 7.3L PSD, 5 speed, 4x4, 3.55 - Some Stuff
2000 F350: Crew Cab, Lariat, 7.3L PSD, 6 speed, 4x4, 3.73 - More Stuff
2001 VW Golf: 4 door, GLS, 1.9L TDi, 5 speed - Darn near makes fuel!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dieselfever is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : 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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










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