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Old 01-29-2013, 01:27 PM   #11
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here is a short article about the bluetooth option and android phones (you can also use with a laptop and free softeware:
ELM 327 OBD-II Bluetooth Scanner/Transmitter Review

here is a link to one such bluetooth scanner, there are tons:
Yongtek ELM 327 Bluetooth Obdii Obd2 Diagnostic Scanner, Elm327 Wireless OBD 2 Scan Tool Check Engine Light CAR Code Reader : Amazon.com : Automotive

and an android app, again there are many:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cnF1ZWZyZWUiXQ..

So - for less than 20 bucks you can see what your real engine temp, egt, boost numbers are, and read any codes.

BTW - one interesting thing I have found with my code reader (I use an Edge Insight) is how many codes I get that do not light the CEL. Most are not significant, but my FICM started throwing codes and my Insight caught it. Saved me a roadside emergency.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:56 PM   #12
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Typically between 650°-750°. It's pretty rare I hit and stay on the 800s.

I use a SCT Xtreme to monitor 6 parameters and have fuel pressure gauge on the window post.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:57 PM   #13
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In stock form, I believe most trucks will start cutting fuel to engine when temps approach a critical point. While I'm well aware of what exhaust temps will do, most owners (we here on the forum are NOT most), probably couldn't tell you what an acceptable temp is without a dummy guage. Start adding tuners, and taking away the safety margins built into a stock truck, then you need to know what is going on. I pulled an intake valve up through the head on a supercharged 454 boat motor while tuning the fuel curve. It took about 5 secs and the valve looked like champaign flute.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:00 PM   #14
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Jeep. you are right about the temp monitoring. That being said I've never used a pyro on my 05 d-max ,shame on me. To top it all off the 04.5 and 05 d-Max are
notorious for running high temps, some have the problem some don't. GM never got it figured out even with their service bulletin on the problem. So far so good for me and the 05 D-Max.

I always run at 210 not pulling on the flat and mtns. Towing about 12,500 lbs on the flat, still 210 and mtn. pulling I've seen as high as 235 on the steepest grades. just thought I would offer this extra bit of info.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:35 PM   #15
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This should be in towing forum. ......
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:55 PM   #16
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Jeepj, the OBDII doesn't work in all applications and where it may work, it may give incomplete data. It is a nice tool, but not something that I would depend my engine's life on.
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Would the scanner or monitors void any warranties if dealer finds codes saying it was on there?
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:57 PM   #18
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Would the scanner or monitors void any warranties if dealer finds codes saying it was on there?
NO. There is a huge difference between a monitor or a code scanner and a tuner. Scanners and monitors are one way, they can only read data. they cannot write data to the truck. A tuner writes data to the truck.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:00 PM   #19
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I use the Edge Insight 83830 on my truck. It is just a monitor, no tuner. I love the parameters you are able to watch with this device. Takes approximately 30 minutes to set up and 10 to install(not counting painting the pod). Take a look.
Yes, I've been looking at the EDGT CTS...very nice unit & expensive BUT let's you see so many parameters, as you commented.
Additionally, the CTS let's you control your tuner power levels on the fly and you can add the backup camera option pretty easily...unit does a lot for the price IMO
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I am sorry, but I have to vehemently disagree with this statement. It is clearly not accurate if you pull with a Ford 6.0. I would say it not accurate if you pull with a Dodge with the 555 or 610 motor as well, plus probably many others.

There are literally thousands of owners who have blown up their diesel towing well within GCVWR.

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this question is about what we pull with 3/4 to 1ton diesels and yes their is no need of a pyro, is that 555 or 610 installed in a 3/4 ton??. and the 6.o problem is the egr cooler after that fails a lot of parts fail and nothing to do with egt and I also have friends that have them and 1 with 300k and not 1 single problem and he tows for a living, have you towed at max GCWR with a pyro and seen the temps? I have and they do not get close to going over 1375 which is the max continuous for a GM unit. if the engineers think we needed to monitor the temps it would be standard, yes it is nice to know but not required in a factory tuned 3/4 to 1 ton diesel (current years)
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