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Old 12-25-2008, 03:11 PM
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Gauges.... Maximum Temps?

Hey guys.... I just got a set of gauges for Christmas (tranny, egt, and boost). I painted the a-pillar not along ago, and I'll be installing the gauges tomorrow.

I'm wondering what the maximum temp I should be going to on my egt and tranny temp gauges???

Also..... At particular RPM's, I've got a funny noise coming from the engine bay every once in awhile, and it sounds like a boost leak. So I'm wondering what kind of boost levels should I be seeing stock??

I'm excited about the gauges... My first mod for the new truck.... Thanks Raul (thanks for the shirt too.... I like it). Now I can start looking into injectors and chips and all that fun stuff (when I start making many again this summer).

And thanks for any replies guys!!!!!!
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:46 PM
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Stock truck - 15-17lbs of boost

EGT, 1250 sustained, short bursts over that to 1400 is fine, but nothing sustained, if you are cresting a hill and egt's are at 1250-1300 don't back out stay in it, once you top the hill it will cool down quickly. It takes over 2 min to heat soak the pistons.
But if you have proper air flow and exhaust you should be fine.

Trans temp, if I see over 200 sustained I want more cooling, if I see 220 I am pulling over, just so you know Ferd considers anything under 230 normal. Normal trans temps run 70-90 above ambient, 70 when unloaded and 90 when towing. I have found this to be accurate, it will also take up to 20 in to register on the gauge as that's a lot of fluid to heat up. I hope you got the trans gauge that starts at 100, depending on where you live and the temps you may not see it move til spring!!

PM me with any ?

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Awesome... Thanks for the great reply!! Very helpful.
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