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Old 07-24-2010, 05:03 PM
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Spartan acceptable levels???

I just got my spartan tuner on. I am super happy with it.

I do have some questions about some of my readings.

I am reading over 140 degrees on my fuel temp. My dashdaq is beeping at me. Should I be concerned about the level??

Also, when I get on it my coolant temp spikes up a little bit. (10-15 degrees) it will return shortly after. This ok??

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Old 07-24-2010, 11:48 PM
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I run the 250 tune and had my temps hit close to that range in the desert at 110* called the vendor where I got the Spartan and was told not to worry to much about that temperature until 160 so I moved the alert to 160. Don't know what the importance is of it or what to do if it gets that hot but I assume it must have some impact on something important. Don't know if it has anything to do with the tuner though.

I do know that there is a fuel cooler that coolant flows throw to keep the temps down and it sometimes fails or gets air in it. My coolant and EOT will heat up if I get on it. Think its pretty normal since you are working the engine harder. I havent had any problems in 4K miles and I have been through some serious heat driving to Vegas.
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:53 AM
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Make sure your fuel cooler is completely full.
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:53 PM
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Make sure your fuel cooler is completely full.
Where is the fuel cooler located?

Also, how close should EOT and ECT be? Mine are usually about 6-10 degrees apart? I thought I read somewhere that they should be almost the same.

Also, I am not seeing any better fuel economy. I am in the 250 tune. I got 4.88's and am sitting at 2700-3000 rpm. Am I basically gonna have to go 60 miles everywhere to get good mileage? Or will it talk a few miles for the mileage to go up?

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Old 07-26-2010, 08:23 AM
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Where is the fuel cooler located?

Also, how close should EOT and ECT be? Mine are usually about 6-10 degrees apart? I thought I read somewhere that they should be almost the same.

Also, I am not seeing any better fuel economy. I am in the 250 tune. I got 4.88's and am sitting at 2700-3000 rpm. Am I basically gonna have to go 60 miles everywhere to get good mileage? Or will it talk a few miles for the mileage to go up?

Thanks alot guys.
Its the small round black resivoir on the firewall about in line with the steering wheel, it has a sight glass on the front. I filled mine completely to the top and it helped mine. 6-8 difference is normal. Youre not going to see alot of MPG gain running over 2000 RPM. The milage usually won't get any better with time unless youre lighter on the pedal, kinda hard to take it easy when its first tuned.
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:41 PM
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I am sitting at 2550 rpm at 69 miles an hour. I wonder if a gear change is in my future. Ugh.

Thanks for replies guys
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I've ben thinking 3.55's I run 4.10's now, at least 3.73 anyone want to trade gears?
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I've ben thinking 3.55's I run 4.10's now, at least 3.73 anyone want to trade gears?
where you located,i would consider this ..i have 3.73
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:37 PM
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I'd love to trade someone for some 4.30s. Idk if the 450 can use the 4.10s.
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