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Edge Insight used for test drive
Can the Edge Insight be used as a health check tool when test driving various 6.0s?.
I find my self needing to replace my '02 7.3 after it was stolen and I believe that an 06-07 with the 6.0L will be my next truck. I had the Edge Evolution on my 7.3 and was quite happy with it. I tow a 30 foot 5th wheeler and often have a trailer full of toys tagging along behind the 5er so I need some muscle.
For various reasons (the biggest being what the insurance is willing to re-imburse me), the 06-07 models seem to be where I'll seek a replacement. I like some things they've done to the interior and I really like the tow/haul feature on the tranny. I've been doing quite a lot of research and gotten familiar with the common 6.0 EGR/Oil cooler malady and the variuos remedies.
Anyway back to my question concerning the Edge Insight. I want be able to use the Insight to watch the ECT/EOT's during test drives to determine if the oil cooler might be clogged. This would tell me a lot about the truck and might save me some money on the purchase price or tell me to just walk away. My Evolution married itself to the VIN number and I don't think I could have just stuck it over in another 7.3 and changed the tune. Since the Insight is just a sensor readout device, will I be able to move it from one truck to another during test drives or is the unit married to the first vehicle it connects to?
Thanks in advance,