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ECT: 184*, EOT: 206*, Cause for conern?
I'm the proud new owner of a 2005 F250 (had it for about a month) and after reading tons of information on these forums I decided to purchase an Insight gauge to monitor my ECT and EOT's.
After several tests (taking the truck out for road cruises) on different days I'm consistantly seeing the ECT at around 184-186* and the EOT running around 204-206*. These values are above the delta 15 that seems to be the cutoff.
This truck is wholly stock, 89k miles, presumably still running the Ford Gold coolant. I purchased this truck for towing my travel trailer (8k lbs) for summer camping as well as an everyday driver.
Should I be concerned right away with the temps or should I monitor it over some time and stop running when a threshold is reached? I would rather be proactive and fix it now rather than when I really need the truck this summer.