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Old 12-03-2011, 01:07 PM
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looking at a 6.0

when im looking at a 6.0 i want to monitor the temp. delta on it, and whatnot, can i do this with a normal code reader like something i would buy at napa or autozone, or even the craftsman one? and if its possible, can i monitor the FICM voltage with it? just need a little clarification on this before i get to lookin at new trucks.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:42 PM
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No, a normal code reader will not work to moniter the PID's for this engine. For less than $170 you can get a Scangauge2 preloaded with the 6.0 x-gauges from Bullet Proof Diesel. I LOVE MINE !!

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Old 12-03-2011, 06:59 PM
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No, a normal code reader will not work to moniter the PID's for this engine. For less than $170 you can get a Scangauge2 preloaded with the 6.0 x-gauges from Bullet Proof Diesel. I LOVE MINE !!

ScanGauge II Digital Data Monitor
From what i am reading, this does not measure EGT...is that correct? I am trying to get my 6.0 to last a little while so i can come up with the money to bullet proof it. I am getting ready to get a coolant filter and something to keep track of the engine and i really like the idea of this gauge.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:32 PM
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I have the scangauge and would not tow without it. I also tow heavy with the Hypertech and use it to protect my engine. Use to have an EGT gauge and the connection broke 2 years ago and while towing I never saw any alarming temperatures.

Get the ScangaugeII and install a good EGT gauge and your truck will thank you for it.
The scangauge can indicate alarming data way before it becomes a problem. It replaces the gauges in the fancy dash that I never look at because they are just ediot gauges.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:29 PM
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is the scangauge just a monitor, like i can use it when i test drive used dealers 6.0s?
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:12 PM
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I would say you could, as long as you program it properly for the year and displacement of the engine in the truck. That's a damn good idea! Wish I would have thought of it before my purchase!
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it just plugs into the OBD II port? and i can program it to any 03-07 6.0 i look at? i can monitor the coolant temp delta on it too? the EOT and ECT ? just trying to clarify.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:58 AM
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I am very new to the diesel world, so I have extremely limited knowledge. But, yes, you can plug it into that port and it does monitor up to 4 different things on the screen at the same time. I use it mainly to monitor the difference between the oil and water temps.(EOT and ECT)
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:36 AM
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what should the difference be between EOT and ECT, to tell if i got a bad oil cooler or not?
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:34 AM
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When the WCT is at 190F, the WOT shouldn't be more than 15F higher. I checked after cruising at 60 mph for 5 miles or so to make sure everything is warmed up enough. My temps vary around 8 degrees on the average at 60 mph. Outside air temperature I found will effect the oil temp, also.
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