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post #1 of 17 Old 02-13-2010, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Adding Pyro

After buying a new 6.4L truck, I want to install a pyrometer to watch my motor's health while towing. I can find little information while surfing. The 2010 F-350 isn't even listed on most parts websites yet. I don't want to do any mods that will void the warranty just yet. I just want the pyro to eyeball the performance while under load.
I would be interested in hearing what others have bought and installed for the 6.4L and how did you mount it? Where did you put the TC? Was it a difficult task to install the TC?
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The truck already has every sensor you could think of. You just need a unit to plug into your port and monitor everything. Im not sure what would be the best if you dont want to tune it. Im sure some more 6.4 guys will chime in.

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Yeah I think you're right. A monitor gauge might be just the thing. I talked to a guy this afternoon who works on the diesels at a Ford dealer in Utah. He said not to do ANY mods to the air intake or exhaust of this truck or my warranty will be void. He said the 6.4 is a real good motor and that it is powerful enough. He then reiterated not to do ANY mods on it to keep the warranty. The pyro is not necessary, just drive/use it. So I will.

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I use the Edge Insight, which plugs into the Ford OBD port under the dash.
I am able to moniter the EGT's from the factory sensor.

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Tucker: Thanks for the lead. This is just what I was looking for except that I looked at it on their site and it seems to require an optional thermocouple probe to get EGT. The probe itself looks like it needs a new hole drilled as any pyro addon gauge would require. But your post indicates you didn't change anything, just plugged in. Can you please explain? If you truly see the EGT that the computer sees, that's good enough for me. What temps do you see for normal driving? Under Load?
The words on the site don't make sense, so I downloaded the users guide and it doesn't even mention this probe.
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Corky, here is a link
Edge Insight - Digital Gauge Display Monitor EP83400 : Trailer hitch bike rack and trailer hitches - etrailer.com
This is what I have. I dont have the thermal couple, might be for a different truck. The unit plugs into the OBD factory sensors. I bought the mount from Edge and it looks like it came from the factory. I got it for the same reason you want one. I recorded my temps empty then when I tow and moniter it when I am towing my trailer for up to 5 or 6 hrs.
Any more questions just let me know.

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OK, I'm sold. A couple of questions - Do you drive by the pyro reading, I mean when it hits a certain point, do you back off the throttle? Or do you just drive it and to heck with it?
I ask this because I have a trailer that is about #13000 and I'm skeptical that I can pull it up a hill at 70MPH with my Ford without beating the engine up. People do it because in my Dodge, I was always being passed by Fords and Chevys towing similar trailers. I was driving by the pyrometer.
I don't think I like that pod they sell, it looks like it sits on top of the dash or something. I was thinking more like velcro to an empty space on the dash. I don't want it sitting in the direct sun, it gets pretty hot in summer where I live.

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stay below 1250* and you will be good... you can go over that temp but for only SHORT periods.... as in a couple of seconds....
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the dashdaq is an awesome product as well

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no Tell, are you kidding me? Only 5,961 parameters for the DashDaq?
That is very interesting indeed. I will consider it but I know I can't afford that right now. I like how it is totally configurable. Nice toy for sure. My wife said no way so far on the Insight. Wait till I show her this!

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