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After running your truck real hard or after towing heavy, your EGT's at idle can be a bit high. You really don't want to shut off your truck if your EGT's are up above 400*, it's bad for the bearings/shaft in the turbo.
You will want to let your motor cool down before shutting off. You can either wait and watch your EGT gauge to get down below 400*, then shut off the truck. Or you could use a turbo timer.
A turbo timer is set up to turn your truck off at what ever EGT temp you choose. This allows you to remove the keys from the ignition, but the truck will still be running until the desired EGT is reached, then the turbo timer shuts off your truck.
Think of it as the opposite of a remote start. Most people use a remote start to warm up their vehicle. A turbo timer allows you to leave the motor running until the motor cools down.
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