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post #1 of 24 Old 09-27-2009, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Finally got gauges in

Thursday afternoon I finally got the gauges put in my OBS. I got them from a local guy who bought them with his truck a couple years ago but he never got around to putting them in. I gave him 200 for all three gauges and pillar.

I'm kinda puzzled about the tranny temp because when I'm driving down the highway 65-70, the tranny temp stays right at 165, but when I'm just driving down our gravel road around 40mph the temp goes up to 180. Should I kick out the O/D for country road driving since the fastest I ever go is around 50? Today when I was coming home, I was going 40 and in O/D it was running around 1200rpm.

The max. boost I've hit was 22-23psi. but unless I really get on it hard 18 is my average.

The EGT's normally run anywhere between 500 and 950. The highest I could get it was 1000 and that was pedal to metal till 85mph.

Do these sound pretty normal for a nearly stock OBS?

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7.3, zf6
Swamps 175/30's
Cales tunes
DIY Intake & Zoodad mod
Muffler Delete
DIY CCV mod
Foil Delete
DIY leveling kit
AIH delete
Autometer Phantom II Boost and Pyro
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7.3, 4R100
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Foil Delete
DIY CCV mod
AIH Delete
DP Tuner F5
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I would say everything appears normal. 60 degrees + ambient temp for trans is ok. Look to see how big your cooler is, mine in traffic is 190 sometimes but goes to 160-170 after 10 minutes of driving.

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sounds good bud! but i was told if your no the high way you souldnt be in O/D

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I'd say thats about right.

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I drive in od all the time no matter where I am.

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Mine's got a stock cooler. I kinda wondered about the tranny temp because its cooler going down the highway than cruisin down a country road. I do know that my tranny is having issues because every so often, my OD Off light flashes and it goes into the high line pressure safe mode and shifts like crap until the computer is reset. Also I need to do something with the fluid in it because it's all brown and smells kinda burnt, but I've been a little reluctant because some people said to not change it because the particles in the fluid are what's holding my tranny together. On the other hand some people including Brian at BTS said that fresh fluid could only help.

My truck:
99.5 F250 4x4 Ex cab long bed
7.3, zf6
Swamps 175/30's
Cales tunes
DIY Intake & Zoodad mod
Muffler Delete
DIY CCV mod
Foil Delete
DIY leveling kit
AIH delete
Autometer Phantom II Boost and Pyro
Luk Clutch

Dad's Truck:
2001 F250 4x4 Ex cab short bed
7.3, 4R100
Muffler Delete
DIY Intake & Zoodad mod
Foil Delete
DIY CCV mod
AIH Delete
DP Tuner F5
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I forsee a problem in your future... Better to figure out the pressure issue and change that fluid asap

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i'd change that fluid. No way the burnt fluid holding it together I'd look into that more and maybe a rebuild.

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Should I change the fluid myself or have it done by somebody else?
Would it be good to have it flushed aswell?

My truck:
99.5 F250 4x4 Ex cab long bed
7.3, zf6
Swamps 175/30's
Cales tunes
DIY Intake & Zoodad mod
Muffler Delete
DIY CCV mod
Foil Delete
DIY leveling kit
AIH delete
Autometer Phantom II Boost and Pyro
Luk Clutch

Dad's Truck:
2001 F250 4x4 Ex cab short bed
7.3, 4R100
Muffler Delete
DIY Intake & Zoodad mod
Foil Delete
DIY CCV mod
AIH Delete
DP Tuner F5
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YES get that fluid changed asap I ran mine with really burnt filuid and my tranny went out about a month later. Mine also got up to 260 degrees lol and I would just have it rebuilt with a bigger cooler as well but its all up to you.

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