Towing with Spartan 250 issues and questions
So I have been towing with my spartan on 250. Mileage and drivability has been great. I used to run on the standard 210 but the mileage is much better on the 250. I have been getting about 13mpg.
Also, even with the 250 tune the egt, water and oil tems stay much cooler than the stock no dpf tune.
The other day I was towing and had some issues!!
1)my lower intercooler boot blew off and I lost the clamp. I tried to reattach with some zap straps but they would not hold. I ended up using the hose clamp off my sewer hose on the travel trailer and limped it to town.
2)while operating on the improv hose clamp, I decided to run stock no dpf to try and reduce the strain on the system. While pulling a hill my engine water temp spiked to 228deg but my oil never exceeded 210. The fan cut in and then the water temp dropped back to 215 quickly.(this occured over a 1 min period). I have noticed that my oil is typically 8-12deg hotter than my water when towing. I did not boil over or puke and everything seems to be running ok now. It was almost as if the thermostat stuck closed for a second but the fan kicking on contradicts that. Typically my water temp never exceeds 212.
- I thought i read somehere your oil and water temp should be within 6 deg of each other.
- is there a kit or some way to fix the intercooler boots from coming off?
Tranny temp stayed about 175 deg and increased to a max of 185 deg on the hills.
Outside temp was about 80 deg.
I have to say I am amazed there was no diff in tranny temp between the 250 tune or stock no dpf. Also EGT's are easily managable as well.
Spartan is amazing tuning.