Hi guys, I'm a new member and hope to learn as much as i can from the forum and it's people to make my truck last as long as i can.
I have a 2000 F450 CC 2WD with 115k miles, truck is stock except for International Up Pipes and EGT, trans temp and Boost gauges. I got it to tow a 35' enclosed Gooseneck with around 14k lbs. and so far cruising at 65mph @2500 rpm i see around 800-900 degrees and if climbing a steep grade might see 1000-1100 degrees (probe is on the downpipe right after turbo
) but yesterday coming back from Watkins Glen everything seemed to move up like 200 degrees and what i use to climb with 13-15 psi would take 17-18 psi now. had to feather the throttle to keep it from going with hotter EGTs.
After stopping at a hotel for the night i got back on the road and truck was its usual self, EGTs, Boost, ETC all normal for 600 miles plus, I didn't do or change anything on the truck, same oil, diesel, load, etc so im waaaaaay lost.
Anybody has any ideas??? do my "normal" numbers sound about right? also what would you guys recommend for mods to bring EGTs down? I don't want anything crazy, power is good enough for what i need it and i don't want to hurt reliability since truck lives hooked up to the trailer except when using it to go back and forth from track to hotel.
Sorry for the long thread and thanks for taking the time to help me.