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pyrometer and trans temp. saf temps?

k so i fixed my last truck problem by trading the pos off and got me a new 95 stroker with 184k its beautiful i will upload some pics sometime. well heres the deal its got an after market exhaust and guages.

a pyrometer and a trans temp. hey they look cool and i know everyones always you need em so you dont kill your truck. well i got em now. but what in the heck is a normal temp when regular driving and whats normal for towing. and what temps should i worry about when they are getting too hot.

and final question of the day what do i do when they get into the unsafe zone? just pull over and shut it down and wait.

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You can run 1250 EGT all day long, 1300 briefly any more and you have to start thinking about replacing your cracked pistons. Just letting off the throttle will get the temps down.

Keep the trans under 200 to make it last, if it hits 230, pull over and let it idle to keep the fluid circulating.

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Egt limit =1300 (sustained)
Trans = ran at 220(max) on continuous basis it will cause clutch material to separate from the discs
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You need to figure out where the EGT probe is mounted. If it is in the exhaust manifold, all the above temps are correct. If it is mounted in the downpipe after the turbo, you can't get that high on temps. In my opinion, if it is mounted in the downpipe, move it to the drivers side exhaust manifold just before the up-pipe. Nice spot for it there.

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I just put in a Trans temp gauge three months ago and my temp runs roughly 100 degrees over the ambiet outside temps,even towing a 35' Camper in the Mts it never goes over 200 degrees. My next gauge will be a EGT gauge.

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I just put in a Trans temp gauge three months ago and my temp runs roughly 100 degrees over the ambiet outside temps,even towing a 35' Camper in the Mts it never goes over 200 degrees. My next gauge will be a EGT gauge.
you should get a bigger cooler.. mine never goes above 80* above ambient.
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I talked to my Transmission guy and he said that is average and not to worry. He has been doing transmissions for 45 years.

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I talked to my Transmission guy and he said that is average and not to worry. He has been doing transmissions for 45 years.
i believe that, but it wont hurt to have better cooling, aka longer trans life. just saying..
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