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Old 11-05-2007, 12:29 PM   #1
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All right, I need to take off my Bipes/AFPR/O2Clamp/FuelPump/Injectors... but I still would like to drive the car.

My thought was that I can disconnect the wastegate arm and run w/no boost. But I know that I still make 1-1.5psi at WOT with it disconnected. Since it actually takes WOT to produce any boost w/the arm disconnected... I think it would probably be safe to take off everything except the 305's and still be able to drive it providing I keep my foot out of it. The 305's would give me a little more fuel in open loop in case I transition into boost w/a little too much throttle. Do you think the 305's will help at all or can I go back to my original blue-tops?

Anybody have thoughts? Have I missed anything?
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If i can drive my car around staying out of boost with my wg still attached i don't see why you should have any problems.
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:36 PM   #3
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I drove around for a few days with the wategate wired open. it wasnt fun.

try not to go WOT, watch your boost gauge, keep it just under 0~hg.


but if you do make a pound or two, you should be perfectly fine.
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I'd say if you do disconnect the actuator arm, wire the wastegate itself open too. If you don't it's free to rattle around and make all kinds of racket. I drove like this for a few days and it drove me NUTS!
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The question is WHYYY?
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he sold all those parts and is upgrading to MS. but in the meantime I suspect he still wants to drive the car.
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I drove my car home from the shop where my midpipe was set up on the baseline MSPNP map. Just don't get into boost.
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I can imagine staying out of boost (without wiring the wastegate open) while merging onto a highway could be pretty hard especially if you have some breathing mods done.
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...yeah, it was hard. :(
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