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08 F450 Spartan 210 tow tune

Installed this in my truck about 2 weeks ago here what i noticed..

shifts harder then stock..is that good?
boost less then the 175 at times.
on hard grades loaded the engine oil temp hits about 233 is that normal..how can i fix that?
i get about 10.3 mpg loaded with 22k on the 5th wheel.

is my question to you all is the 210 tow tune good for the truck..i need mine to last as long as it can..200k or more...what else can i do to make the motor to prolong its life...

1) 2002 crew cab f350 all stock on 19.5 toyo's
2) 2008 F450 Lariat Crew Cab over 145k miles Spartan tuner since 10k miles on it.. to many upgrades to list
3) 2006 Chevy 3500 duramax, Super Chips , rolling 22.5 semi Alcoa wheels
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Besides the oil temp, everything sounds good to me. Especially the 10mpg pulling 22k. I don't know if thats normal for the oil temp I'm sure someone else will chime in. The tow tune should be better for your truck especially the tranny since it locks the torque converter alot sooner.

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Is the Torque converter locking, what you feel when it feels like it's slamming into gear?

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i know my 08 seems to want to run around 195 oil temp just driving. I can't say what your 220+ means but I know it runs hotter than i expected without my trailer.

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i know my 08 seems to want to run around 195 oil temp just driving. I can't say what your 220+ means but I know it runs hotter than i expected without my trailer.
ya i run about the same unloaded but when i climb grades like the grapevine in so cal is when i get to 230 plus no more that 233

1) 2002 crew cab f350 all stock on 19.5 toyo's
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3) 2006 Chevy 3500 duramax, Super Chips , rolling 22.5 semi Alcoa wheels
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Is your truck downshifting when pulling that grade? The converter locks around 38mph if I remember right with the 210 tow performance tune.

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All that sounds perfectly normal. Even the oil temperature. It just gets hotter when you burn more fuel. Running stock pulling 8,000 with 4.30 gears up grades, I was getting the same temperature or more.

The key to longevity is keep the oil clean (5000 miles), and change the fuel filters as needed.

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All that sounds perfectly normal. Even the oil temperature. It just gets hotter when you burn more fuel. Running stock pulling 8,000 with 4.30 gears up grades, I was getting the same temperature or more.

The key to longevity is keep the oil clean (5000 miles), and change the fuel filters as needed.
thats what i been doing and hopefully with no more regens,the oil should last longer.

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3) 2006 Chevy 3500 duramax, Super Chips , rolling 22.5 semi Alcoa wheels
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233 seems a little hot -- what is your coolant temp when this is happening? I will have to check in my manual, but the spec for the 6.0 is 15 degrees spread ect/eot. It was 25 degrees but they narrowed it down. 25 degrees can still be used as a good baseline. Those oil temps would worry me. What is the ambient temperature where you are?

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My coolant temp was at around 223-225 when I was measuring 230+ degrees on the oil temp. This was around September in Texas when I was getting these temps. I tow things all the time (while tuned) and don't see those temps. Running stock and towing is where saw those temps.

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