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Old 02-15-2007, 08:15 AM
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EGT Boost Gauges

Just installed gauges and was wondering what temperatures and boost readings I should be running at.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:19 AM
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High numbers I think would be around Tranny Over 200 Headed for trouble EGT Pre Turbo 1200 if ONLY for a few seconds BOOST Start getting over 30 and stuff starts to stretch (trouble) Just my two cents
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:25 AM
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Ok i got this from Ford, The tranny should never go over 200 150-200 is there numbers. Boost on a 6.0 is between 25-27. and EGT should always be below 1250, if they go over its ok only for a sec tho.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:03 AM
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Thanks for the info. Had a problem with the intercooler hose blowing off, from intercooler to turbo. Hoping that keeping an eye on the gauges will eliminate the problem. Any suggestions on upgrades for towing and lower temperatures with out costing an arm and leg.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:07 AM
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Aftermarket tranny coolers aren't that expensive, considering a new tranny is about 2-3000 plus labor. That would help keep those temps down. As far as EGT do you have exhaust?? If money is really tight, you could delete your muffler (stock exhaust) and that will help some plus a better tone. An aftermarket exhaust 4 in would help ALOT with EGTs I think Farmboy Diesel has some great prices on his budget aluminum kits I think about $300 bucks or so. Hope that helps some.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:48 AM
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Haven't noticed any high tranny temps, but I haven't towed anything since adding the gauges. Have been wanting to do the exhaust for some time now but not sure how far to go, cat back or down tube delete cat, 4", 5" and oh ya, convincing the little woman.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:59 AM
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Do you have emissions tests?? If not, I would go with a turbo back, kitty delete 4 inch exhaust. Extra power and torque, lower EGTs, and ALOT better sound from everything I have heard from the smart people here on this site!!
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4'' turbo back, gives you better flow = lower EGTs, 5'' you lose a little bottom end power, but get a deeper tone. The 5'' come in handy when you start getting into the bigger power levels, but is not needed for a lightly modded truck. The cat and muffler deleat, I think, are a matter of choice with the full system. Pull the boost tube out and clean it real good put some hair spray on it, it will stay in place better once it dries, mine did the same. My trans usualy sits about 120-30 on the highway, boost about 3-4 psi on flat ground just crusing, and will nail 30+ uphill under load with my foot in it, pyro freeway cruising about 4-600, uphill under load 10-1200, WOT it will climb fast to 1000-1200, depending how long your into it for. Hope that helps you out'

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Old 02-15-2007, 10:24 AM
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Well that settles it, I'm going with the 4" turbo back cat delete (kitty?). All of the kits come with clamps, do you clamp it then have it welded or do the clamps do a good job?
I know I'm not the only one that has had problems with the hose blowing off, shouldn't ford have a recall to fix the problem. Or is it happening because of the way I'm, were pushing the 6.0?
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Mine is clamped, and I haven't had any problems with it. And it was the T I put in for the boost gauge that was popping of. no big deal though. It's a pressure line, and there is a lot of pressure at 30 psi boost, if it's got a little film of oil or anything on it , it lets go.

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