Originally Posted by Ski-dooin it
ebpv tube is clean, sensor is damn near new....
after finding out the parameters to keep the valve from staying on, EOT above 168* or something.. gonna grab a new 203* stat to see if keeping the engine nice and hot will help warm the oil up more. i bet im only hitting 140-150 ECT cruising around most of the time so no way the oil is ever gonna get warm enough, expecially with the exposed oil cooler.
I was having the same problem living just North of you in Saskatchewan. Now my oil and coolant temps stay 170-200*, city-highway. First thing I did was make a grille block off with some flexible plastic board, painted black and screwed it to the header panel behind the grille to block off some cold air from the bumper up. 2nd, make sure the clutch fan isn't sticking on all the time. Finally I handed over a couple bucks to Bob at DieselSite for his 203* T-stat and billet housing (a nice compliment to my coolant filter system I already have from him). Truck runs much warmer, and with the grille block off, warms up quite a bit faster. Averages 165 (on real cold days) - 190* just idling around town, and 190-203* on the highway.
Also, I have been running with the EBPV unplugged now for 2 years. You can try unplugging the little harness from the turbo pedestal. The slight increase in warm up times might not be worth the amount it's dragging your mileage down . . . just a thought!
Originally Posted by mxfever090
Does your truck automatically go into high idle? Truthfully I noticed no difference with warm up time switching to a 203° t-stat.
I believe he's just looking for a higher overall ECT & EOT temps.