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So what are safe temps? EGT and Tranny

Now that I've got my gauges installed, what temps should I be watching out for? Both for EGT and the tranny.

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under 180 trans is ok dont let it get above 220 cuz the clutches will start breaking down, and ur Egts i would say dont let it go above 1400 for a sustained time, do ur best to keep it under and your truck will thank you

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under 180 trans is ok dont let it get above 220 cuz the clutches will start breaking down
If you live in a hot environment, you'll see above 180 easily. I have seen 196 driving normally with an econ. tune with temps in triple digits. 220 is a good spot to say stop, the fluid in the tranny can handle a little hotter, but I don't like to stress it to max spec. Actually, intermediate clutch(3-5 shift solonoid), would be the first one to be scorched on you. That is the weak leak in the torqshift especially when you add a lot of power to it.


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and ur Egts i would say dont let it go above 1400 for a sustained time, do ur best to keep it under and your truck will thank you
Not above 1250 for a sustained time I believe is the general consensus. Unless your drag racing on the highway, that shouldn't be a hard time to maintain even with bigger injectors and turbo unless your acting the fool on a public street.

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If you live in a hot environment, you'll see above 180 easily. I have seen 196 driving normally with an econ. tune with temps in triple digits. 220 is a good spot to say stop, the fluid in the tranny can handle a little hotter, but I don't like to stress it to max spec. Actually, intermediate clutch(3-5 shift solonoid), would be the first one to be scorched on you. That is the weak leak in the torqshift especially when you add a lot of power to it.

Not above 1250 for a sustained time I believe is the general consensus. Unless your drag racing on the highway, that shouldn't be a hard time to maintain even with bigger injectors and turbo unless your acting the fool on a public street.
I agree and the 1200-1250 mark is what the majority go by and over 1200 is okay but only for a matter of seconds (1/4 mile)

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