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    Default TurboMaster

    Anyone who has bought Heath's Turbomaster, do you have to have a boost gauge to calibrate the boost pressure?
    1998 K2500 Silverado Reg Cab/Long Box, 6.5L/NV4500
    PMD/#9 in bumper, K47, Bosch Injectors, Duraterm Glows, MaxETork PG, 4" Straight Pipe,
    TurboMaster, Bowtie Boost & Pyro Gauges, 180* Thermostats/DMAX Fan, 113,000 miles

    1979 GMC K15 Sierra Grande 350/SM465 "The White Mule"
    695K+ miles on Body/Tranny/Axles, bored .60 w/flattops, Longtubes, No Emmisions, 180* Thermostat

    1998 Tahoe LT 4x4
    1974 Firebird Formula 400

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    2004 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT 4x4
    1995 GMC Suburban K1500 SLE

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    I actually fabricated my own mechanical waste gate controller. But to answer your question the only way to adjust it is to have a boost gauge. You by no means want to go past 15 psi.
    1997 GMC 1-ton Dually 4x4 crew cab, 4.10 gears, homemade mechanical boost controller, 2.5" crossover pipe, 3" downpipe, 4" exhaust, 19 mpg thanks to the propane injection kit, Remote PMD, marine injectors, instant heat glow plugs and just turned 141,000 miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhelms22 View Post
    Anyone who has bought Heath's Turbomaster, do you have to have a boost gauge to calibrate the boost pressure?
    It is ajustable so it may be set right or wrong when you get it.
    Grant H.
    1994 6.5 turbo GMC K2500 HD suburban "F" VIN FSD heat sync #9 resistor, PMD in the bumper, no cat, mechanical waste gate, 220,000 miles, 4L80E Positrac 3.73 diff, 17 mpg highway.
    1982 4x4 shortbed 6.2 Chev 260,000 miles untouched motor 17 MPG 4.27 diff. Best thing I ever owned, 21 years.

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    Overpriced!!!!! Man for under $10 you can go hardware store, buy you a piece of SS allthread, a couple nuts, and a spring, and in less than a half hour make it yourself. Deerefanatic posted with good pics how to do it on this site I think his post is titled "$0 boost controller" he made his from spare parts around his shop.
    93 chevy K2500 6.5TD 4x4 4l80e auto
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    Default ...learn how...

    ...to use your boost gage and pyrometer then wire it shut
    ..93 3500HD 200h 4L80E 4.88..11150lbs allatime..88 c.c. dually..6.2..auto w/doug nash 2-sp..camo paint...58 A120 4by IH{old vfd brush trk} 71ford p/u 79 shovel {{{ hooorraaayyy the bus is gone}}} 93 2500 parts truk {gone to that great chrusher in the sky 01 burban{wifes'.."no you can't use mine"}

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    Quote Originally Posted by trukdoc View Post
    ...to use your boost gage and pyrometer then wire it shut
    If you are reffering to wiring the wastegate shut then thats good advice if you like doing head gaskets.

    Driving by gauges and limiting boost with the throttle makes for a lot of angry folks folowing you up hills when the boost,egt spike and you have to roll out of the throttle or have the ecm defuel from high IAT's to keep the engine together.

    Turbo master or repair the vac system is much more user friendly.

    Another alternative is KOJO TUNE and A TEAM TURBO.

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    if you wire it shut AND add fuel, it will spike to about 19 and sustain 15 psi and if you dont add fuel it will spike to 21 ish and sustain 18. . . my friend has a 93 just like mine, mine has 267,000 miles and his has 315,000 miles he hasn't blown a head gasket or anything, never goes above 700 on the egt's unless he's pulling a trailer over 75 mph. . . also it did hit just above 900 one time when he was racing his brothers cummins. . . but there's no worries with that. . . he has a gm-4, AFE intake, 4" exhaust, pump turned up 1/3 turn, and the wastgate shut. . . its acutally pretty fast.
    "Old Yeller" 1993 Chevrolet k2500 4x4 SCLB, 6.5TD w/ 269,XXX miles. 3"DP, 3" straightpipe, "swiss cheese" aribox, wastegate wired so it only opens 1/2 way. Custom built flatbed, 1 ton rear axle, NV4500 transmission. Lots of future plans money is too tight right now.

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    Default Sounds like trouble

    Can't argue with your milages while running high boost number, but I have always been told 15 psi is the max of max on 6.5s for any amount of frequency. Without high end head bolts, and new head gaskets, sounds scarey. 6.5s already have enough problems with cracked heads, and snapped cranks to show them that kinda whoopin very frequently. I only hope to get 367,000 mile on mine w/o exceeding 14-15.
    Don't those EGT sound pretty low too? Are we sure the gage is accurately calibrated.
    Good luck guys.
    97 2500 6.5, downpipe, exhaust, K&N #9 resis in PCM w/ cooler, B&M trans prog., 183,000 mi
    98 3500 6.5, dually dump, downpipe, straight exhaust, K&N #9 resis in PCM w/ cooler, B&M trans prog, marine injectors, Western plow, engine rebuilt @231,000 mi
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    Only running 14-15 psi. I aint so sure about those EGT's, I can see those numbers after the turbo maybe, it's nothing for mine to hit 700 or 800 pulling a trailer.
    1998 K2500 Silverado Reg Cab/Long Box, 6.5L/NV4500
    PMD/#9 in bumper, K47, Bosch Injectors, Duraterm Glows, MaxETork PG, 4" Straight Pipe,
    TurboMaster, Bowtie Boost & Pyro Gauges, 180* Thermostats/DMAX Fan, 113,000 miles

    1979 GMC K15 Sierra Grande 350/SM465 "The White Mule"
    695K+ miles on Body/Tranny/Axles, bored .60 w/flattops, Longtubes, No Emmisions, 180* Thermostat

    1998 Tahoe LT 4x4
    1974 Firebird Formula 400

    Dad's
    2004 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT 4x4
    1995 GMC Suburban K1500 SLE

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    these are pre turbo measurements, installed by my friends brother who is an ASE certified diesel mechanic. . . it wasnt hard to see upwards of 900-1000 before he put the air to it. . .doubling your boost from 7 to 14 psi makes a world of difference in your egt's he never went above 700 (granted he only had it without the fuel tuened to it for a week) and power gain is incredible. . .once you turn the fuel to it the egt's go 150-200 higher more easily, but you sustain 3-4 psi less boost.
    "Old Yeller" 1993 Chevrolet k2500 4x4 SCLB, 6.5TD w/ 269,XXX miles. 3"DP, 3" straightpipe, "swiss cheese" aribox, wastegate wired so it only opens 1/2 way. Custom built flatbed, 1 ton rear axle, NV4500 transmission. Lots of future plans money is too tight right now.

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