Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Southern OH
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Originally Posted by doubleslottedflaps
i dont drag race i road race obviously you dont know enough about engines. i also worked as an auto mechanic for 10 years.
also tell the op what gauge readings would show danger. someone that doesnt know how to read gauges will not know when to back off the gas.
You road race a diesel truck? That's the first I have heard of that. Obviously you don't know much about diesel engines or you would know why having boost and egt gauges is important and not be giving out bad information. A transmission temp gauge is good to have on any automatic behind a diesel or gas engine. An egt gauge is important because if you egts run high for extended periods of time you can burn up valves, melt pistons, or damage your turbo. 1200 degrees is the safe limit for egts, and back when I had stock the injectors and turbo I could hit over 1200 degrees going uphill unloaded in the PHP 60 hp eco tune, in the higher hp tunes I can get to 1200* even quicker. Boost is good to have to make sure your truck is running right and doesn't have any boost leaks, a stock 7.3 will max out at 17-19 psi, and about 30 psi on a hot tune, which is also about the limit for your stock turbo, it will also let you see if you have turbo surge which is what killed my factory turbo.
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