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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Deerfield, VA
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What temp is overheat on a 6.0?
I was towing our 8K Lb Travel Trailer back from Cape Hatteras yesterday, my truck was towing well, maintaining 7-8 degree deltas during the uphill pulls.
When I reached Afton mountain on RT 64 and started pulling that long hard grade I kept the truck running 2500 RPMS, about 25 lbs boost, and a steady 60mph, my temperature kept rising until 226 degrees (oil temp was about 8 degrees hotter) then my Edge Insight CTS sounded an alarm, and the temp began blinking. I believe my cooling fan kicked on because I heard a whine in the engine noise, the ECT went no hotter than 226 and cooled down when I crested the hill. My question is, at what temp should I shut down? The idiot gauge in the dash still indicated in the middle!
I checked my engine later, all was fine, no puking, everything OK. My EGR cooler is long gone.
2004 F-250 XLT- FX4 - 4X4, Supercab, 8' bed, BRIGHT RED, Flint Gray Interior, 6.0 Torqshift
Sinister EGR Delete
Gutted throttle body
Blue spring, 6.4 banjos
NChornet CCV mod
Rotella 5W-40 T-6 oil, Motorcraft filters
EDGE CTS monitor