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Couple Spartan ?

Really enjoying all the monitoring I can do with my dasd daq. Have a couple ? though.

1. What specifically are you guys watching before you leave on a cold engine and what temp to let come down when shutting down.

2. The paperwork that came with the tuner lists what some of the abbreviations stand for but does anyone have all of them, I want to know what I'm looking at.

3. Occasionally I'll get a fuel rail pressure alarm when I turn the key on, usually 20-30 is the reading I get, truck starts and runs fine though.

4. My truck was getting 13.5 mpg stock, truck showed 14.9. I have removed the cat and dpf and am running the 210 tune currently. Now I havn't exactly been taking it easy and so have not bothered hand calculating my mpg but truck is showing 14.1. I figured what the truck showed would atleast jump up to 17-18, anyone have a similiar result.

Appreciate any responses. Jason

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My truck sleeps in a heated garage, so i don't idle it to much....i just take it easy for the first 10-15 minutes when i take off on warm up in the morning.

EGT at 400 before shutting off...which is pretty much instant on my truck unless you've been working it hard.....I have 5" Turbo Back Flo-Pro Exhaust and cold side intercooler pipe which will help though.

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Turn the rail pressure low warning alarm off. Select that gauge and it will allow you to customize the alarms, etc.

The most important gauges to watch are pre turbo EGT's (EGRTA), fuel rail pressure (FRP), engine coolant temp (ECT), engine oil temp (EOT), transmission fluid temp (TFT), and boost pressure (MGP).

I always let my EGT's drop down to 350-375 before I shut off during the summer time when it's super hot out, but during the cool weather I don't worry about it quite as much. As far as warm up, I like to wait until my EOT, ECT get up above 140-150 before I consider getting on it harder. TFT I like to be 115-120 before I consider getting on it hard.

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