Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Ron Janzen

Turbo Waste Dump

Recommended Posts

Hi,

I've bought a turbo kit for my car and I'm wondering if it is street legal to have open waste dump on the turbo or if it has to be integrated to the exhaust?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am willing to step onto this narrow ledge here...

Are you talking about the waste gate, or the blow-off /pop-off valve? I think you might be talking about the latter one, but if you talk about the waste gate, it definitely has to be exhausted to the outside of the engine compartment, unless you want exhaust gases to come into the cabin. All exhaust gases (on a street going vehicle) by law have to be released behind the rear axle of the vehicle, and have to be meeting emission laws. This means on any modern vehicle they have to go through the catalytic convertors. Most turbos are designed that the waste gases are routed around the turbine wheel directly into the exhaust for that very reason.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
On 4/28/2020 at 11:46 AM, Ron Janzen said:

Hi,

I've bought a turbo kit for my car and I'm wondering if it is street legal to have open waste dump on the turbo or if it has to be integrated to the exhaust?

I would integrate it.

Open-air dumps have their own set of "challenges".

Edited by nopistons

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Street legal? No. It's an open dump that bypasses mufflers and cats. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks fellas, I've contacted the supplier to see if i can still change the order to an integrated waste dump.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Just out of curiosity: what was your original intention? Did you plan on running a separate exhaust pipe from the Waste Gate?

Edited by donrolandofurioso

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...