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Safe EGT temps

hey guys i was just wonderin what some egt temps are when your runnin down the road and when your shuttin the rig down?

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I try to be reallllll careful with my EGT's, I try to stay about 10 degrees below Thermo-nuclear meltdown.

I have no clue what temp Thermo-nuclear meltdown is, but I know I passed it once.....

I have seen 1500+.....but I cruise on the highway around 850 degrees
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i max my isspro 1500s OUT. I try to shut down around 300. as long as your temps are about 1200 your good!

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I have pegged mine at 1600 a coupke times but only for a few seconds, i uslly operate at around 8-900 depends how fast im going but i usually shut off at 400

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alright thx...and tank ill try to stay as far away from thermo-nuclear meltdown as i can

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dont know if this one might help or not.

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I have pegged mine at 1600 a coupke times but only for a few seconds, i uslly operate at around 8-900 depends how fast im going but i usually shut off at 400
when you say that you shut down at 400 what does that mean. that might sound like a rediculous question but im not sure what it means. you let the truck idle and cool down to 400 before you shut it down? thanks for any help
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when you say that you shut down at 400 what does that mean. that might sound like a rediculous question but im not sure what it means. you let the truck idle and cool down to 400 before you shut it down? thanks for any help
thats exactly what he means, some even let it idle down lower then 400
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oh ok so your egt's are actually pretty cool at idle then. do people do this every time they are shutting down the truck. i run lots of errands in my truck and its on and off quite a bit. about how long at idle does it take to cool down?
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Most times only a few seconds. Since it is so hot here in AZ, I sometimes have to turn my AC off in order to get it to drop to 400... Seems crazy, but it works.

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