Really High EGT Temperature, Possibly Faulty Gauge?
Okay guys I'll try to keep this short and simple. As some of you know I bought a 1997 F-250 7.3 5-Speed 4x4 Powerstroke about 2 weeks ago. It had a TS Performance 6 position chip with some kind of custom funky smoke bellowing tunes. So I sent that back to TSP to have it reburned to their specs. So now my truck is using the stock Ford factory tune in the PCM. As far as performance, it supposedly has 200cc injectors, a custom ground impeller which I saw when inspecting the turbo (previous owner referred to it as a "Wicked Wheel"), HPOP, and 4.10 gears. The family and I took a trip to walmart tonight (about 15 miles 1 way) and I noticed that the Pyrometer gauge stayed steady around 1100-1200 degress. This as I cruised about 60 MPH @ 1900-2000 RPM. A gradual incline or slight acceleration would cause it to jump to 1500-1600. I never cracked into it or drove it any other way than the way it was intended. Stock PCM, zero exhaust smoke, and no issues or noticeable differences in performance otherwise. If not for that Pyrometer gauge, I wouldn't even create this post but it worries me and I'd like to see what you guys suggest. I checked for the probe and it's located in the driver's side manifold not far from the mounting flange. My truck is none intercooled and the restrictive stock downpipe can't be helping anything so I plan to change those in the very near future but as of right now, I just hope I'm not on track for melting a piston under normal driving circumstances. I may buy a handheld non contact laser thermometer and compare the temperatures. Oh and by the way, the gauge is an Autometer Cobalt. Thanks for any help guys.