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Got a Monitor/What am I Monitoring?

Just got my Edge Insight CS in and plugged it in. Pretty cool how many things it can see. But I just realized I don't really know what I'm supposed to be looking for... any help? or links to help? 2003 6.0
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If you don't have an exhaust gas temp probe yet, get one. This allows you to monitor the EGT temps. When you pull in from a drive, you need to wait till this number drops to <350*. When towing, keep it under 1300*.

See my post here on the EGT probe install:
Installed my EGT probe and CTS today

I bought the one from Insight to make sure it would work with the gauges (I have a CTS). I didn't buy the expandable version but you can. Mount it in the back of the drivers side exhaust manifold.

Need to monitor ECT (engine coolant temp), EOT (engine oil temp) and EGT at the very least. These will allow you to tell if you have an oil cooler failure or getting close. You have to get the operating temps up to normal (EOT ~195), then drive between 55-65 on flat ground for 10 mins or so, steady speed, no passing, etc. While doing this, if you ever see your EOT get above 15* higher than your ECT your oil cooler is failing.

Transmission temp. Monitoring this will surely lengthen the life of your transmission. Typical "running around" unloaded and not towing you may get as high as 165F. While towing, you might see 185F. Fords long term upper limit is 250F.

I also monitor my boost.

Here is a helpful link of things to monitor:
Budget 6.0L Build - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com

So right now I'm monitoring EGT, ECT, EOT, Tranny temp and Boost.

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hey thanks code. how does your egt probe hook up to the CTS? A bullydog outlook came with the truck and the probe was like two steel wires or something that were spliced into the harness of the outlook, you think i could still use the same one? before EGTs would jump around 100* or so on the bullydog
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The CTS has a special plug in the back probably the same for the CS. It's the only other plug in the back besides where the OBDII cable hooks up and mine has a video in port for a backup camera. If you had one of those connectors you might be able to do it, but I don't know if Edge would sell one or anyplace else you'd get one. That's why I bought one from them. Think I paid $80 for mine online (just search for the Edge part number, several vendors sell their EGT probes).

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thanks i might hook the outlook up to only power and EGT. that way i wont feel like its messing with anything else. is there anything i can do to tell if my truck is running on stock programming??
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I look at EOT ECT trans temp and EGT. FICM volts are good to watch too. My system doesn't read ficm


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And the best time to check or read the FICM is in the mornings after everything is cooled off.
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Mine reads FICM but not until the truck is running. I was hoping it would display with just key on and show the voltage before its started. Mine always runs 48.0 - 48.5v when running.

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[QUOTE=code.mafia;2792119]Mine reads FICM but not until the truck is running. I was hoping it would display with just key on and show the voltage before its started. Mine always runs 48.0 - 48.5v when running.[/QUOTE]

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