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Old 08-18-2010, 07:13 PM
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Wicked wheel causing High EGTS's?

Lots of smoke - higher EGT... I installed a wicked wheel (from Riff Raff diesel) along with new up-pipe donuts and seem to have higher EGTs and more smoke than I did before. When I bought the truck 3 years ago it had a K&N drop-in which I replaced with a 6637. The turbo surge increased which prompted me to replace the compressor wheel. The up-pipes had some obvious leaks so they got the fix too. Now... my EGT alarm on my Edge module is driving me nuts. I would expect the temp to be lower but it's not the case. The temp seems to run much higher during acceleration even with no load. I pulled my 20ft boat a few weeks ago and had to creep up some of the hills I would normally be flying up before, just to keep the temp down. I checked all the boots for leaks - none. Any ideas?
One other thing... a few weeks prior, the ICP sensor sprung a leak so I replaced it with the International version. I think this is when the excess smoke began.
Help would be appreciated..
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:23 PM
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If the ICP sensor had been going bad for long time, it could've reduced power. Now that it is reading properly, you're probably fueling more, which gives you higher EGTs.
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Hey do you really have the edge and superchip loaded at the same time or are you just using the edge for gauges?
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Hey do you really have the edge and superchip loaded at the same time or are you just using the edge for gauges?
I just noticed that.....


Ummm, to the OP, if you truely have them stacked.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:31 PM
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Powerhog - If that were the case I think I would have noticed an increase in HP which isnt the case. In fact I would like to say it has possibly decreased.

Tony V - I have the Superchips programmed for "Off Road" and I usually run the Edge on level 5 "Extreme". I run with these settings mainly for fuel economy which is usually around 18 or 19 mpg.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:43 PM
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If you want economy, get rid of the 36" toyos..... Try unplugging the ICP sensor and see if the smoke is reduced.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:46 PM
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Ok well honestly part of your problem is the stacked chips. Just run the superchip. With both of them on your doing more dmg then good.
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Ok well honestly part of your problem is the stacked chips. Just run the superchip. With both of them on your doing more dmg then good.
agreed.. i wouldnt risk that!
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Boost leak or improperly installed up-pipes that are still leaking.....
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Send a message via AIM to southern7.3
^^^^^that's what I was thinking
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