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General questions, First time w/ a 7.3
just bought it just over a week ago, got a 2000 F250 Crew cab short bed 4x4 with the 7.3 I have had two diesels before this, just not a Ford, and never had gauages before either. so just in general whats normal and whats too much.
i have a EGT gauage and Trans temp gauage, I'm in Alaska and i know i need to cover my grill because my temp are too low, the trans temp will barely read on the hwy, but in town i've got it up to 140-160, which is not big deal. the EGT's I've maybe seen as high as 600. I not pulling anything yet, but just want to know whats normal and whats too much for the trans & EGT. the rig is stock far as I can tell, no muffler and a lift is all I can tell, not even sure how much lift 4-6 maybe running 35's. just would like some input, and got just a little bit of a light blue smoke until it gets warmed up, i've done some looking, should I be worried, do i need to bring it in???
thanks for any help I can get.