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Modding sequence question...Danger?
Pardon another newbie question... Let me lay it out for you and see if I am going to be OK.
I am have Magnaflow exhaust and gauge set on order and plan to install the Taymar intake mod.
I have the parts for the Taymar in hand, the exhaust will be here in a couple of days but the gauges will not be here for 10 days or so. Due to time constraints I would like to start working on the Taymar now, the exhaust when it arrives and the gauges when they show up.
The truck is stock with no chips or programmer and the only thing I might need to tow prior to the gauges getting here is a #3500 GW ATV trailer.
Am I running any risk of burning anything up without being able to monitor the EGT like this? I think I should be OK without a chip until the gauges show up. Am I way off base?
I know I will need to let the brains reprogram after the intake and again with the exhaust.
Also a follow up question regarding the placement of the thermocouple.I drove long haul trucks for years and on everyone the probe was right after the turbo in the down pipe. Everything I see on here seems to indicate I need to install it before the turbo. Since I will replacing the down pipe I have the perfect opportunity to have a nut welded in place right after the turbo.
Is the location prior to the turbo selected because of the back pressure valve?
2000, F-350, Crew, DRW, 6 Sp, 4X4, 7.3, DIY Intake, 4in Turbo back Magnaflow Exhaust