Real Towing Temps - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 Old 05-09-2011, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
DesertSmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rio Rancho NM
Posts: 658
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Real Towing Temps

Well finally got out this weekend and took the 5th wheel for quick trip. We did 300 miles round trip. Elevation started at 5000ft and ended at 10k. Lets just say that lots of long pulls a mile+ up grade. The truck worked hard.
Numbers:
5th wheel weight about 10k or less
Temps out side were 50 to 83
Max speed limit 75
Truck .. See sig
Max temp I was pushing the motor hard 238 on EOT & ECT running 3100rpm.
Average pulls were 220 on EOT and ECT running 2100rpm-2500rpm
Best pull speed limit 55 kept with traffic 200 on EOT & ECT running 1800rpm
Trans never went about 170
On level grade EOT and ECT 200 give or take a few running about 2100rpm.
I think the truck performed very well but I concerned when we get to the hot part of summer. What do you think?

2003 F-250 CC 4x4 SB 6.0
Custom 03 Turbo, WPE Intake,
HD 97 Fan Clutch, MBRP Y Pipe,
Scangauge II Rancho 9000XL,
BFG 285/75 R16, Galaxy 94HP
DesertSmoker is offline  
post #2 of 19 Old 05-09-2011, 10:13 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
bfrank81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 914
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Looks great to me.

Brian


'05 F250 Harley-Davidson

bfrank81 is offline  
post #3 of 19 Old 05-09-2011, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
DesertSmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rio Rancho NM
Posts: 658
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfrank81 View Post
Looks great to me.
Thanks...

Can anyone tell me what are the MAX TEMPS the 6.0 can handle?

2003 F-250 CC 4x4 SB 6.0
Custom 03 Turbo, WPE Intake,
HD 97 Fan Clutch, MBRP Y Pipe,
Scangauge II Rancho 9000XL,
BFG 285/75 R16, Galaxy 94HP
DesertSmoker is offline  
post #4 of 19 Old 05-09-2011, 11:23 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
FordWake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 204
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Here you go I can't take credit for this I think BISMIC posted this in another forum. Its attached

temp doc.txt


2005 F-250,6.0L, Torqshift, 3.73, Edge Insight CTS, ISSPRO Ev2 Fuel Pressure Gauge, Upgraded Fuel Pressure Spring, Sinister EGR Delete, Sinister Coolant Filter kit, New Oil Cooler, Cat ELC coolant, Turbo Infeed and Drain Tube, STC fitting upgrade, SCT x3 from Eric at Innovative, BFG All-Terrains, REV-X, Mobil 1 5w-40 Syn, 58v Swamps FICM, Stock Otherwise
FordWake is offline  
post #5 of 19 Old 05-09-2011, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
DesertSmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rio Rancho NM
Posts: 658
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by FordWake View Post
Here you go I can't take credit for this I think BISMIC posted this in another forum. Its attached

Attachment 25487
Thanks for the info!

2003 F-250 CC 4x4 SB 6.0
Custom 03 Turbo, WPE Intake,
HD 97 Fan Clutch, MBRP Y Pipe,
Scangauge II Rancho 9000XL,
BFG 285/75 R16, Galaxy 94HP
DesertSmoker is offline  
post #6 of 19 Old 05-09-2011, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
DesertSmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rio Rancho NM
Posts: 658
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I looked at the max numbers in the temp doc.txt and I would say according to it I was running it to hard?
What kind of numbers are you all getting when pulling up a long grade?

2003 F-250 CC 4x4 SB 6.0
Custom 03 Turbo, WPE Intake,
HD 97 Fan Clutch, MBRP Y Pipe,
Scangauge II Rancho 9000XL,
BFG 285/75 R16, Galaxy 94HP
DesertSmoker is offline  
post #7 of 19 Old 05-09-2011, 04:23 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
FordWake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 204
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Seems a little high but nothing extreme. Oil cooler probably a little clogged


2005 F-250,6.0L, Torqshift, 3.73, Edge Insight CTS, ISSPRO Ev2 Fuel Pressure Gauge, Upgraded Fuel Pressure Spring, Sinister EGR Delete, Sinister Coolant Filter kit, New Oil Cooler, Cat ELC coolant, Turbo Infeed and Drain Tube, STC fitting upgrade, SCT x3 from Eric at Innovative, BFG All-Terrains, REV-X, Mobil 1 5w-40 Syn, 58v Swamps FICM, Stock Otherwise
FordWake is offline  
post #8 of 19 Old 05-09-2011, 05:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
caissiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 777
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I tow a 15K RV all the time and use the Max Energy Programer and the Temperatures never go over 214F. If the truck gets to 214 its a big long hill, I usualy let off on the accelerator at 205F and downdshift because any higher then 207F the fan realy robs the engine of available power. I usualy go up a long 6 to 8 deg hills on 4th gear high and can gain on speed without heating up at 55MPH.

I just did a long hill the other week and beat a Ram that was towing the same RV unit as mine. He was on my tail at the bottom and very small in my mirror when I crest the hill. My ECT never went over 205F.

I guess the standard tranny is a big advantage as I can control the RPM and gears the way I like them.

2005, 6.0L, 6 Spd Std, 3.73 Rear End, F250SD, Extended Cab, 4 x 4 Long Bed. 2008 extension mirrors. GPS/TV/DVD/CD/Rear Cam/Radio installed, Max Energy programer by Hypertech, and Fuel Pressure Gauge. ScanGaugeII for 60 plus XGauges, and MPG. ELC Cat EC-1 Coolant, Pull a 39ft 15500Lbs 5th Wheel Camper Trailer. Mileage Avg is 20MPG, and pulling 12.6MPG.
caissiel is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 05-09-2011, 08:05 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
FourFun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 279
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by DesertSmoker View Post
Thanks for the info!
x2, very handy!


04 6.0l Excursion
4x4
6" Lift, 35' BFG's, Powermax
AFE Intake, CFM+
Swamps 58v ficm, ARP, EGR delete
Sct x3 w/ID,DJ,GH tunes, Autometer/Isspro
4"MBRP SS exhaust cat/muffler delete
6.4 banjos, FPR spring upgrade
Shell Ultra ELC, Coolant filter, CCV mod, Zoodad Mod
07' Harley headlights, 08' Tow mirros
Hellwig swaybar, Billstein 5100's

FourFun is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 05-10-2011, 06:09 AM
Slacker



 
Evil Eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 18,492
Thanks: 16
Thanked 222 Times in 193 Posts
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Quoted: 139 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Engine RPM's are your friend and slow down a bit when pulling the grades. While it is important to have airflow across your radiator, your engine makes a ton more heat when you have a heavy foot. Here is a link to a thread I started and some temps from a couple of my trips pulling a 12k 5th wheel. LINK to thread

Quote:
BEFORE (DJ Aggressive Tow)
GCVW=18k lbs
Ambient air temp=75*
Vehicle speed was 75mph
Tranny temp was 175*; 185* peak
EGT's were 1200*; 1350* peak
EOT's were 216*; 239* peak
ECT's were 209*; 225* peak
ICP was 2141psi; 4061psi peak

AFTER (Gearhead 8k Tow)
GCVW=20k lbs
Ambient air temp=65*
Vehicle speed was 75mph
Tranny temp was 165*; 185* peak
EGT's were 1050*; 1300* peak
EOT's were 202*; 225* peak
ECT's were 203*; 223* peak
ICP was 1621psi; 4041psi peak

Shawn Carlson
EvilEye@powerstroke.org

Proud Navy Vet
2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
Evil Eye is offline  
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome