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Old 01-18-2010, 11:49 AM
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6.0 Safe Towing Engine/Tranny/Turbo Parameters

Now that I have my analog guages and edge insight I'm trying determine what is the safe operating range while towing this summer. I never run hotter than 1200 pre-turbo on my EGT's!
How much Boost is safe for a stock Turbo with 4" Exhaust? 30lbs?
What is the high end safe operating temperature for EOT? ECT? Tranny Temp?
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First things first:

I see that your EGR is deleted....do you have headstuds?
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Correct. I dont have head studs yet. I tow with Edge Evolution on 100HP setting. I only use the truck for towing
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IMO, the first thing I'd do is get rid of the Edge and buy a SCT with custom programs. You'll make more power and it'll actually be safer. And you'll likely save your transmission.

Stock boost is around 22-25 lbs and bone stock trucks have blown head gaskets at these levels. If you're seeing 30 lbs of boost on head bolts, it's going to be a matter of time before your gaskets go.

I remember seeing some info about the effects of transmission temps on the fluid and its longevity, but I can't recall where it was. Unfortunately, I don't have the time right now to try to dig it up, but hopefully someone else will chime in with some answers.
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IMO, the first thing I'd do is get rid of the Edge and buy a SCT with custom programs. You'll make more power and it'll actually be safer. And you'll likely save your transmission.

Stock boost is around 22-25 lbs and bone stock trucks have blown head gaskets at these levels. If you're seeing 30 lbs of boost on head bolts, it's going to be a matter of time before your gaskets go.

I remember seeing some info about the effects of transmission temps on the fluid and its longevity, but I can't recall where it was. Unfortunately, I don't have the time right now to try to dig it up, but hopefully someone else will chime in with some answers.
You mean these....




I agree with snake, Edge is pretty well known for destroying transmissions
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Thanks Stoken! Those were the ones I was thinking about. You da man!
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Thanks Stoken! Those were the ones I was thinking about. You da man!
No problem

here is the thread, they were in

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i've never seen my transmission get over 169* even while towing. I'm assuming this means the trans should hold together a LONG time i hope! .
Also, i did not change the fluid at 30k, but i did at 60k, and i will again at 90k. Fluid even though it was 30k overdue looked fine. The magnet in the pan was just covered which is expected.
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