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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?

04 Ford Black Harley Davidson Crew Cab SB, 5" Lift, 35" BFG KM's, Detroit LS Front, XDI Intake, 4" Turbo back Exhaust, EGR Delete, Coolant Filter, Edge Evolution, Edge Insight EOT, ECT, Tranny Temp, Analog Pyro & Boost, ATS Deep Tranny Pan & Diff Cover.
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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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