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Old 01-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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EGT Temps Towing

I'm interested in any diesel owner who has an EGT gauge installed to let me know what your temps read under various towing conditions ( flats, hills, mts)?
Also, let me know if these numbers are with a stock truck or tuned engine.
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Stock tuning
Flats, 65mph,1000
Hills,65,11 to 1200

Down pipe with 4inch back and flow thru muffler
Flats 65, 800
Hills 65 1000

EFI heavy tow tune
Flats 65, 900
Hills 65 1000

Wide open 1200 max all the way to 75 mph and 12.5mpg

Empty 65 650, 75mph 750 degrees
You will be ok in stock form towing anytime but add power and things change
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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03 6.oh no, 4 inch turbo back:
flat land - 600-850
2-3* grade - 800-1100
4-6* grade - 1250

I can get it higher if I pull harder, but it will hold 70 on an 8* grade.
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Truck in sig. 850-1100 depending on how hard I'm pushing it. In the N Ga mountains, I've hit 1250 but haven't had it de-fuel yet. Most around 1325 in the 6.4s that will happen.
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Thanks guys for the numbers!

I've been putting off way too long not installing an EGT gauge, getting done before spring...wanted y'all's numbers to compare with mine when I run stock before getting back on "tune" ,)

As important as it is to control EGT temps in these diesel's, you'd think the Big 3 would offer them as factory package in these trucks!? Especially when most of them are only recommended to fun a few seconds in the 1350 degree range which most of us can do when climbing grades...sorry, didn't mean to get off OP's topic...wait, that's me! LOL
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My personal opinion, no one should tow with a turbo diesel without knowing both their EGT's and boost pressure. For less than 15 bucks you can get a bluetooth OBD dongle that will broadcast that info to your smart phone.
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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.
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With a factory truck their is no worry up to GCWR. So no need for a pyro, but it is scary what they sit at on a long pull. The engineers did their home work and they know, that is why their is a limit on the truck weights.
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Thanks guys for the numbers!

I've been putting off way too long not installing an EGT gauge, getting done before spring...wanted y'all's numbers to compare with mine when I run stock before getting back on "tune" ,)

As important as it is to control EGT temps in these diesel's, you'd think the Big 3 would offer them as factory package in these trucks!? Especially when most of them are only recommended to fun a few seconds in the 1350 degree range which most of us can do when climbing grades...sorry, didn't mean to get off OP's topic...wait, that's me! LOL
Another note/example of this...Ford's come with boost gauge from factory...why not GM's trucks? I've read that boost is also an important parameter to watch, so one manufacturer things the driver needs the info and others don't...confusing!
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With a factory truck their is no worry up to GCWR. So no need for a pyro, but it is scary what they sit at on a long pull. The engineers did their home work and they know, that is why their is a limit on the truck weights.
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.

The trucks as sold do not offer any actual indication of engine parameters. The gauges on the dash are designed to indicate a "range" not any actual data point. For example, the Ford engine temp gauge will not indicate the engine temp is high until it has reached 220 degrees. That means at 219 degrees it will indicate NORMAL engine temp. Most 6.0 head gasket failures occur at engine temps below that. My transmission temp gauge is even more of a joke. The volt gauge registered normal at 11.9 volts charging, see a theme here?

On the Cummins 610 I had, the temp gauge would not register anything but normal until the engine hit 220 as well.

Again, if you own one of these trucks and are not monitoring these temps, you are WILL be one of the people on these forums talking about what trash XXXX builder sold you because your truck blew up.
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