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post #1 of 26 Old 06-25-2014, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Cooling EGTs

I got a chip with david lotts tuning. It is great, however, it runs hot as all hell. After a few seconds with my foot in it I have to let off because im hitting my 1250 egt warning light. I want to cool it down some. I know I can spend thousand or so on a turbo. Not in budget. Or spend a few hundred on a 6 leakers intercooler and see my egt drop 10 degrees. Not enough. I thought a lot about maybe water methanol, but that's another up keep thing, and I would imagine it would make my truck less marketable. Any ideas? Maybe turning the wastegate up if anyone has done that? Thanks a lot!

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Have you checked for boost leaks and up pipes for leaks?here is a video of making a boost tester. https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z3HmH8...feature=oembed

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I have the bellowed up pipes and new driver manifold, however passenger is leaking. My EGT probe is in new driver side manifold. I have to pull the engine this fall so ill do it then. As far as boost. up to the AIH (my probe location) Im making boost. I have the right amount of power as if there weren't any major boost leaks too. But I have read many others say he runs hot so I know its not just me. Just trying to cool it down some.

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What are your boost numbers. There's something definitely not right because I can lay in it all day and not get past 1200. Also where is your egt sensor located on the manifold?

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and do you have david lott tuning...? right around 25 psi with tuning. front of manifold before up pipe.

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No just the hydra runes but I could hit 28 before my clutch started giving . Mine is in same place

E99 F250 XLT SuperCab 4x4 3.73 gears, 213k and climbing, ZF6 trans w/ 1944-60K SB Clutch/Flywheel, 6637 filter, muffler/cat delete w/ 5 inch tip, PHP Hydra, 4 gauge pod(EGT, EOT, FUEL PSI, BOOST), 12000 lb Warn Winch, 07 headlights/grill, 6k HID kit, Bushwhacker pocket style fender flares, Pioneer 7" touchscreen, 2.5 inch leveling kit with 315/75/16 General AT2s on stock 16 bullets, HPX

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then that's my "problem" like I said earlier. David lott tunes are hot. I just need some suggestions on cooling it down some without breaking the bank.

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For $20 you can build a boost tester. I say if you find no leaks it's worth it.
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Ok thanks, but back to the original question, ways to cool egts without breaking the bank.

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New air filter
Fix boost leaks
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