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Old 07-29-2009, 02:34 PM
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whats up fellas, im new to diesel and im looking to make my first one last. i have '06 F250 4x4 and i tow 22' fun runner toy hauler to the desert and a 24' grady-white to go kill fish in the pacific.

so my question... do i need any extra gauges or monitors to watch out for problems, like egt and fuel pressure, or any of the computer tuning displays(i think bully dog has a new one that does 4 things, 1 of which is a driving coach) I do a good amount of towing so i want to be sure my tow vehicle stays the coarse. any advise is appriciated.
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I reccomend gauges and a good custom tow tune.
EGT Boost and tranny temp if its an auto.
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switch all oils 2 synthetic !!!
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the gauge cluster includes; oil pressure, fuel level, speedo, tach, boost, coolant temp and i think tranny temp (has symbol of a gear with thermometer inside it) so i need EGT and any others?
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The tranny temp on your stock cluster is just a dummy gague. By the time it lights up your tranny is prolly already toast. I reccomend a 3 gauge Isspro set in the location of your liking. Mine are in the A-Pillar. Can get you pics if you want
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a pillar seems like the best location, thanks. glad you told me about tranny gauge, kinda scary if i depended on that gauge alone. what about temp of diff? does it change a whole lot to require a gauge?
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:21 PM
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I personally dont see any benefits of running a diff temp gauge. Just your basic tranny temp gauge will do do you well
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right on thanks!
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or you can go with sumpin like i run.. a bully dog outlook monitor and monitor any four items you wish at once.. i monitor pyro, tranny temp, oil and water temps.... works great...and yuo can switch it to monitor a plethora of things of your choice
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I have fuel pressure, oil pressure, egt and boost on the a pillar. Also have an insight mounted in the glovebox near the drivers feet so I can periodiclly check everything when towing. I have the insight on oil temp, coolant temp, trans temp to keep an eye on those temps. low fuel pressure will kill injectors and high egts will stretch your headbolts. if your smart about your towing youll be fine, just dont run high egts for an extended period of time.
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