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post #1 of 5 Old 06-14-2011, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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I would like to add pillar gauges to my 05 and was looking for some input. I have Trans temp and Boost on my dash is there a reason so many reproduce these in the pillar? I was was thinking pyro and fuel press. but let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
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The trans temp gauge in the orginal cluster is inaccurate.. and the boost gauge is too if you put a programmer on it.. I have Pyro, fuel psi, hpop psi, trans temp. Bottom to top.

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Welcome to the Org!

Read this so you have an idea of what's important to monitor on a 6.0.
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

The best bang for the buck is a ScangaugeII it will read everything except fuel psi and EGT. The next step up is he Edge insight CS/CTS. These will also monitor FICM volts which is also important for the 6.0.

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Welcome to the ORG.

There's a lot of things that need to be monitored on the 6.0L Powerstroke. ECT/EOT delta to determine oil cooler life, and prevent oil and EGR cooler failures and blowing gaskets. FICM Voltage, at startup which will prevent you from being standed. HPOP pressure to help ID no start conditions. EGT on tuned trucks to prevent heat induced failures.

The Trans temp gauge on the dash is more of an idiot-light. Unfortunately, it also doesn't indicate its hot until you're already breaking down the ATF.

I recommend the Edge Insight CS or CTS, a little pricier but I think its easier to operate and read while on the road than the ScangaugeII. At a minimum, you'll need the EGT probe (unless you want to run a Monitor / Gauge hybrid setup).

In my opinion you need EGT and a Trans Temp gauge, which were the first two I installed. If you don't do a monitor, add ECT and EOT as the last 2 on the pod. If you get a monitor, add boost and fuel pressure. I like Autometers, a little pricier but they're worth the investment.
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Thanks for the replies. So will the Insight display Trans temp accurately? Does it display boost correctly if using a tune? How about fuel psi? I have done an EGR delete with new up pipe and new cooler and all the other stuff that was recommended to do at that point. I run SCT Tunes from Innovative. I have also installed a 4 inch MBRP turbo back no cat system. I also put in an Amsoil bypass filtration system and just decided to try the Rev-x oil adder. I have 130K on her and she hasn't ever given me a lick of trouble. Gauges (or an Insight) are something I've always wanted to do but just now getting around to it.
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