BigHead® Wastegate Actuator

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When turbo exhaust backpressure increases, the stock actuator prematurely blows off the seat, softening boost in the midrange and killing torque. With twice the diaphragm area and spring pressure of the stock wastegate, Banks BigHead Wastegate Actuator keeps the valve seated longer and achieves a higher peak boost, sooner. At peak, BigHead opens the wastegate and holds its position, for precise boost control that gives you crisp acceleration and more mid-range pulling power.

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How a Turbo Wastegate Works: Let’s begin by describing what a turbo wastegate is. A wastegate is essentially a device that bypasses some exhaust flow around the turbine section of a turbocharger to control maximum boost. A wastegate is usually controlled... <read more>

 

 

 


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Banks BigHead wastegate actuator

ApplicationYear RangePart #
BigHead wastegate actuator
Ford 7.3L (1999 - 1999-1/2)
24400 is for trucks manufactured in 1998. Build date can be found on vehicle information tag driver door jamb.
1999 24400
BigHead wastegate actuator
Ford 7.3L (1999-1/2 - 2003) Banks and stock housing;
24401 is for trucks manufactured from 1/99 and later. Build date found on vehicle info tag driver door jamb.
1999-03 24401

Owners Manual(s)

Power Systems- PowerPack, Stinger-Plus, Stinger & Git-Kit '19991⁄2-2003
F-250 & F-350 Trucks and Excursions
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Power Systems- PowerPack, Stinger-Plus, Stinger & Git-Kit '19991⁄2-2003
F-250 & F-350 Trucks and Excursions
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