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Re: bypass valve presure openings

On Wed, 28 Jan 1998, Gary G. Erickson wrote:

> There is a gentleman here in the NW that has used such a valve to
> eliminate the wastegate in his turbo 4kq conversion.  While, it works
> for the purpose, it can be quite loud and, IMO, more suited to a car
> that is a track toy than a daily driver.

If you eliminate the wastegate and dump boost "overboard"(in essence,
reducing any resistance acting on the compressor), wouldn't the turbo
overspeed and puke its guts???  Just a thought...  WRT to the atmosphere
dump-valve, they can make an oily mess as well as cooking 02 sensor/cats.

Brendan Rudack
Fenton, Michigan USA
MC motor, lotsa parts, and some wheels...