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Old 10-21-2013, 04:39 AM
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Boost Levels when towing

I just pulled with my 2010 6.4l F250, stock. I pulled a 9 ft tall horse trailer weighing in at 3000lbs, not much weight but I did have a head wind most of the time.

My boost levels on the trip were right around 15-20psi. Is that normal?
When I dont have the trailer on my levels are rarely over 10psi. This is my first diesel, just wanted to know if that is what I should expect or not.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:53 AM
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I have seen boost go all over the place with mine. It depends on the weight, if it is flat or hills, wind, ect. Pulling a goose neck with my tractor and some accessories on it (which the combination weighs in around 16-17,000lbs) I have got up in the thirties, but only for a short time. If it seams to be working that hard Ill slow down, mine is normally from ten to somewhere in the 20s. My truck is tuned and deleted also, runnning the tow tune on the mini max.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:55 AM
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That is normal numbers
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:57 AM
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Thanks,

The truck didn't seem to be working too hard, I'm a pretty paranoid driver, I checked all fluids, tire pressures. ect ect before I left when I got home everything was still in check. It was definatly an improvement over my f150, the new truck didn't downshift while going up hills at all.

Just wanted to know clarify with some more experienced guys since I dont know if what I am seeing is normal or not.
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empty on the highway im around 5-10 on flat ground and up to 20 at the beginnng of steep hill, i also have 4:10 gears and turning around 2150 rpm . 210 spartan tune
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