First Real Haul - Temps - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-25-2010, 04:49 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 118
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
First Real Haul - Temps

I made several trips hauling cattle to the market yesterday. Averaged about 12k lbs a trip, 80 mile round trip. This is the first real load I've put on my 6.0. I used the tow tune from IDP. The truck did real well, but my concern is my temps. I see the chart for temps and I had a few in the "Severe Service" level.

My ECT=208, EOT=220, EGT=980. These are all cruising at 55-60 numbers. Are these ok for cruising for longer periods? I plan on taking a 7 hr trip with my 10k lb 5th wheel in a couple weeks and hope i have an uneventful trip.

I'm completely stock except for the list in my sig.

Thanks,
Marshall
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-25-2010, 07:09 AM
Slacker



 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 17,188
Thanks: 13
Thanked 57 Times in 45 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Where you running a tune while you were towing? Also, what were your peak numbers when you were pulling a grade?

I see those numbers while I am towing my 12k lb toy hauler as well, so that doesn't concern me. Those numbers are within specifications although your temperature delta is about 12* which is something you should keep an eye on.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 10-25-2010, 07:23 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 118
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Eye View Post
Where you running a tune while you were towing? Also, what were your peak numbers when you were pulling a grade?

I see those numbers while I am towing my 12k lb toy hauler as well, so that doesn't concern me. Those numbers are within specifications although your temperature delta is about 12* which is something you should keep an eye on.
Yes, I was using a tow tune from IDP. Not much grade here in florida.

Those coolant/oil numbers were pretty much peak. Never really got any higher and might have dropped a few degrees as speed fell off. My EGTs would get up 1100-1200 starting off.

Yeah, temp delta has been creeping apart, but then they'll go back to around 6-8 degs. I plan to change the oil cooler and remove the EGR cooler around the first of the year so I hope it holds out. My main concern is pulling my 5th for 7 hours. I'm changing oil from 15w-40 to 5w-40(Rotella T6) before I trek north.
I'll see if that changes anything...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 10-25-2010, 07:30 AM
Slacker



 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 17,188
Thanks: 13
Thanked 57 Times in 45 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Since those are somewhat peak numbers, I wouldn't be worried at all. I see those temps all the time and I run my truck and trailer for several hours at a time as well. My trip this week will be for about 5 hours heading down near the California state line for some R&R at the sand dunes...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 10-27-2010, 08:31 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 556
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Watching this thread. Just got an Edge Insight, and towing my 23' travel trailer this weekend.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 10-27-2010, 05:45 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 692
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by mah77 View Post
Watching this thread. Just got an Edge Insight, and towing my 23' travel trailer this weekend.
Good luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 11-01-2010, 04:06 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 118
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I took my 5th wheel for a cruise this weekend and my temps were about the same, about a 12* delta. I'm heading on a 7-8 hr trip on Thursday. Hoping that temp difference doesn't increase..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 11-01-2010, 07:19 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 599
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
hey i pull a 38 foot fifth wheel 14,000lbs(its a big camper). When i cruise 70 i see 1,000-1,100 degrees egt constantly. This is on the stock tune. I've pulled for 4 hours with it straight at this speed. My dad has pulled this same load for 10 hours straight at these speeds with the same truck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 11-01-2010, 08:43 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 118
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I was hoping my numbers wouldn't create an issue. At 60 mph, my ECT=206 and EOT=218 and EGTs stay at 980. Of course any grade or increase in load/speed, those numbers go up proportionately. At what point is it REALLY an issue? I guess it's truck dependent. I'm more worried about an EGR cooler rupture at this point. Especially being 500 miles from home...

Thanks for the info..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors